15 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

15 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

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— 5 nights
— 5 nights
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights


Lisbon — 5 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia da ursa and Praia de Carcavelos. Get some cultural insight at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Alfama. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, get to know the fascinating history of Miradouro de Santa Luzia, learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal, and snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Lisbon day trip app.

Boston, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lisbon are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
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Porto — 5 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia Fluvial de Burgaes and Praia de Miramar. Visit Praia da Costa Nova and Matosinhos Beach for some beach relaxation. Dedicate the 22nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Ribeira do Porto, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, explore the activities along Douro River, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Porto driving holiday planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in July, expect nights in Porto to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are slightly colder, around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) 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.
Visiting Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL and Praia de Santa Barbara will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Mosteiros Beach and Piscinas Naturais. Go for a jaunt from Ponta Delgada to Furnas to see Parque Terra Nostra about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, get answers to all your questions at Priolo Environmental Center, and explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Ponta Delgada takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Azores Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Porto in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 65°F in Ponta Delgada. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for the flight 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.