11 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

11 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

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— 2 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights


Lisbon — 2 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 26th (Wed), admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then take a tour by water with Nosso Tejo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Lisbon journey tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lisbon, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Porto.
Historic Sites · Transportation · Outdoors · Tours
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Porto — 2 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
On the 27th (Thu), snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, explore the activities along Douro River, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Rua Santa Catarina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos, contemplate the long history of Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, then take a stroll through Ribeira do Porto, and finally stroll through Praia do Carneiro.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. When traveling from Lisbon in June, plan for slightly colder days in Porto, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly to Ponta Delgada.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Igreja do Santo Cristo and Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas. Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija, Church of Nossa Senhora da Alegria, &more). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana, and stroll through Praia de Santa Barbara.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Ponta Delgada takes 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada. In June in Ponta Delgada, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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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.