12 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

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Lisbon — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Step out of the city life by going to Portugal Bike Tours and Lisbon by Boat. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Alfama, see Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

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Philadelphia, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 5 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Lisbon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Douro River and Praia da Luz. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, steep yourself in history at Fortress Sao Joao Baptista, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Porto trip maker.

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Lisbon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly 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.
Get in touch with nature at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. Step out of Ponta Delgada with an excursion to Parque Terra Nostra in Furnas--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara.

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Traveling by flight from Porto to Ponta Delgada takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June in Ponta Delgada, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (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.