15 days in Azores, Seville & Lisbon Itinerary

15 days in Azores, Seville & Lisbon Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 2 nights
Seville, Spain
— 5 nights
Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights


Ponta Delgada, Portugal — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Calhau D'Areia and then take in the natural beauty of Caldeiras Vulcânicas. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Miradouro da Boca do Inferno and then stroll through Mosteiros Beach.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada trip itinerary builder site.

Duluth, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Azores Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Duluth in September, expect Ponta Delgada to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Seville.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Seville, Spain — 5 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Popular historic sites such as Plaza de España and Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Bodega Garcia Hidalgo. Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Casa Ordonez (in Bornos) and Jewish Quarter (Juderia) (in Cordoba). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, browse for treasures at Ceramicas Sevilla, and contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seville travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Seville by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Seville is 2 hours. When traveling from Ponta Delgada in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Lisbon, Portugal — 6 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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia da ursa and Praia de Carcavelos. Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Alfama, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can 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.