9 days in Lisbon & Azores Itinerary

9 days in Lisbon & Azores Itinerary

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Lisbon — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 Nosso Tejo. Get some cultural insight at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Alfama. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder.

Boston, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in September, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Ponta Delgada.
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Igreja do Santo Cristo and Nossa Senhora da Paz. Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Praia de Santa Barbara. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). Fill the 23rd (Sun) with unforgettable perspectives with a canyoning and rapelling tour. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, relax in the rural setting at Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana, get great views at Miradouro da Boca do Inferno, and stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip builder tool.

You can fly from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada in 3 hours. Traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in September, you will find days in Ponta Delgada are slightly colder (76°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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