18 days in Lisbon, Azores & Porto Itinerary

18 days in Lisbon, Azores & Porto Itinerary

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Lisbon
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
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Horta
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Madalena
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Porto
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Lisbon
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Lisbon — 2 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Alfama. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Change things up with a short trip to Cabo da Roca in Colares (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Philadelphia in June, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Ponta Delgada.
Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 6 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.
Bring the kids along to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mosteiros Beach and Praia de Santa Barbara. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Igreja de Sao Nicolau (in Sete Cidades), Piscinas Naturais (in Mosteiros) and Furnas (Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas, Poca Da Dona Beija, &more). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Furnas, get great views at Miradouro da Boca do Inferno, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada online route builder.

You can fly from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Lisbon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Horta.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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Horta — 2 nights

Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Morro de Castelo Branco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Horta trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Horta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Horta are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Madalena.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Madalena — 2 nights

Madalena is a municipality along the western coast of the island of Pico, in the Portuguese Azores. For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Madalena trip itinerary planning tool.

You can travel from Horta to Madalena in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto.
Nature · Parks · Museums
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Porto — 2 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Wine Tours & Tastings. There's more to do: explore the activities along Douro River and take a stroll through Rua Santa Catarina.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Madalena to Porto. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madalena to Porto due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Madalena in June since evenings lows in Porto dip to 57°F. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to Lisbon.
Tours · Wineries · Nature · Parks
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Lisbon — 1 night

On the 26th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then get to know the resident critters at Jardim Zoologico, and then stop by Bairro Alto.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Porto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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Azores travel guide

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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.

Faial Island travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Marinas

Pico travel guide

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Wine Tours & Tastings · Mountains · Specialty Museums