14 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
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Porto
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Lisbon
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja do Santo Cristo. Get outdoors at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Praia de Santa Barbara. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra, Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, and take some stellar pictures from Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada online trip builder.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Ponta Delgada is little chillier than Philadelphia - with highs of 75°F and lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Porto.
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Porto — 4 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ribeira do Porto and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. Relax by the water at Mindelo Beach and Praia dos Ingleses. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Lavadores, wander the streets of Rua Santa Catarina, and contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Porto day trip site.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto. Expect little chillier evenings in Porto when traveling from Ponta Delgada in August, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Lisbon.
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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.
Visiting Praia da ursa and Nosso Tejo will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Belém Tower. Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Praia Grande, which is approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and visit Alfama.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon visit planner.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow 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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