17 days in Porto, Lisbon & Azores Itinerary

17 days in Porto, Lisbon & Azores Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porto
— 2 nights
2
Lisbon
— 8 nights
3
Horta, Faial Island
— 2 nights
4
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights

2
nights
Porto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, thenlet your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenindulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Porto tour itinerary maker tool.

Boston, USA to Porto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Porto is 5 hours. In April, Porto is somewhat warmer than Boston - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Wineries Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Wine Tours & Tastings

8
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon sightseeing planner.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

2
nights
Horta, Faial Island

Horta ©
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. On the 14th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Caldeira, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos, step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, take in the waterfront activity at The Marina of Horta, thendon't miss a visit to Moinho giratório de madeira na Conceição, Lomba, and finally don't miss a visit to Igreja Matriz do Santissimo Salvador.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Horta trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Horta takes 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in April: highs in Horta hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Vulcão dos Capelinhos
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Caldeira ©
Caldeira
Museu Scrimshaw ©
Museu Scrimshaw
Vulcão dos Capelinhos ©
Vulcão dos Capelinhos

3
nights
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

Ponta Delgada ©
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 out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Serra da Barrosa Viewpoint (in Vila Franca do Campo) and Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, take some stellar pictures from Bela Vista Viewpoint, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and look for gifts at Arrisca Experience.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Horta to Ponta Delgada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Furnas, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Serra da Barrosa Viewpoint, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Parque Terra Nostra ©
Parque Terra Nostra

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