11 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 4 nights


Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 3 nights

Visiting Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Praia de Santa Barbara will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja do Santo Cristo. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Miradouro da Boca do Inferno (in Sete Cidades) and Furnas (in Furnas). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro de Santa Iria, and stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

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New York City, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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Porto — 2 nights

Unvanquished City

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Rua Santa Catarina, steep yourself in history at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, and then kick back and relax at Praia do Carneiro.

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Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 56°F in Porto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly to Lisbon.
Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
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Lisbon — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia da ursa and Praia do Magoito. Get a sense of the local culture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Pedal the day away on the 21st (Fri) with Portugal Bike Tours. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Alfama, make a trip to Belém Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and tour the water at your own pace with Nosso Tejo.

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Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in September, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Azores travel guide

Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Mountain Island
Composed of nine volcanic islands scattered in the Atlantic some 1,300 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, the Azores represent one of Europe's remotest vacation destinations. Settled sporadically over a span of several centuries, the islands in this archipelago retain much of their isolated feel, each one boasting its own distinct culture, dialect, and cuisine. Long overlooked by even the most adventurous travelers, the islands now surprise a growing number of visitors with their lavish natural beauty, good roads, and hospitable towns providing comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Place the island of Pico at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's highest mountain, a picture-perfect volcanic cone rising above a landscape of World Heritage-listed vineyards.