14 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Igreja do Santo Cristo and Nossa Senhora da Paz. Get in touch with nature at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Poca Da Dona Beija. Venture out of the city with trips to Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Pico do Ferro Viewpoint). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get great views at Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana, contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada online driving holiday planner.

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. When traveling from Philadelphia in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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. 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa. Step out of the city life by going to Douro River and Praia de Lavadores. Change things up with a short trip to Mindelo Beach in Mindelo (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Carneiro.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 56°F in Porto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) 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.
Get some cultural insight at Belém Tower and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Praia da ursa and Sea Sky Portugal Charter. Change things up with a short trip to Praia Grande in Sintra (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (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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