11 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

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— 3 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights


Lisbon — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 31st (Wed), don't miss a visit to Belém Tower. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museu Colecao Berardo, choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Natural da Arrabida.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner.

Newark, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Newark in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisbon, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Porto.
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Porto — 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia da Costa Nova and Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro. Get a sense of the local culture at University of Coimbra and Capela de Sao Miguel. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach) (in Figueira da Foz) and Coimbra (Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, Portugal dos Pequenitos, &more).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in August, things will get a bit cooler in Porto: highs are around 76°F and lows about 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Ponta Delgada.
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 4 nights

As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island.
Relax by the water at Mosteiros Beach and Praia de Santa Barbara. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja do Santo Cristo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Piscinas Naturais (in Mosteiros) and Igreja de Sao Nicolau (in Sete Cidades). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Before you visit Ponta Delgada, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Porto to Ponta Delgada in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Azores Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Porto in August, Ponta Delgada is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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.