12 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

12 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

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Lisbon
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Porto
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours and Lisbon by Boat. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Alfama are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, wander the streets of Rossio Square, and appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online day trip planner.

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. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Philadelphia in July since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly 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. 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.
Ribeira do Porto and Taylor's Port are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Douro River and Praia da Luz. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Fortress Sao Joao Baptista, and stroll around Museu Serralves.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for little chillier days in Porto, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Fly from Porto to Ponta Delgada in 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in July, Ponta Delgada is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Azores travel guide

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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.
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