7 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
— 1 night
— 2 nights
End: New York City
Sun, Jan 1 - Sat, Jan 7
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 3 nights
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island.On the 1st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Piscinas Naturais, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mosteiros Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades.
For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada online visit planner.
London, UK to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from London to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Ponta Delgada hover around 62°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Porto.
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Porto — 1 night
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.
For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Porto tour builder app.
Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ponta Delgada in January, with highs in Porto at 57°F and lows at 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly to 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.Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then take a stroll through Alfama, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.
To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary maker app.
Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for home.
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Azores travel guide
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.