11 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

11 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

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


Lisbon — 3 nights

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 11-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

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia da Costa Nova and Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro. Get a sense of the local culture at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz and University of Coimbra. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach) (in Figueira da Foz) and Coimbra (Portugal dos Pequenitos, Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), &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. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Relax by the water at Mosteiros Beach and Praia de Santa Barbara. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Igreja do Santo Cristo and Igreja de Sao Nicolau. Step out of Ponta Delgada with an excursion to Piscinas Naturais in Mosteiros--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, get great views at Miradouro da Boca do Inferno, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nossa Senhora da Paz.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada trip tool.

You can fly from Porto to Ponta Delgada in 3 hours. Traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ponta Delgada, with lows around 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.