Sao Miguel, Azores: 4 Day Itinerary

 Trip Report: Portugal
Review: JetBlue Even More Space SFO – JFK
Review: Airspace Lounge
Review: TAP Economy JFK – LIS
WithLocals: Lisbon 10 Tastings Food Tour
Day Trip: Lisbon to Sintra
Lisbon: 3 Day Itinerary
Review: Azor Hotel

I absolutely loved my time in the Azores, a set of volcanic islands off the coast of Portugal. The food was delicious, the landscape felt so unique, and there were many times when I felt like we had the whole island to ourselves.

Getting There

From Lisbon, you can fly direct to Ponta Delgada airport (PDL) on Azores Airlines, Ryanair, or TAP Portugal. My one-way flight on Ryanair LIS-PDL was $61, booked three months in advance.

From the US, you can fly directly to PDL from Boston and Providence on Azores Airlines and from JFK on Delta (starting May 24, 2018). The flight from JFK is just under 6 hours, making it shorter than the flight to SFO and an ideal extended weekend getaway.

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Trip Report: Portugal

Hello! I just got back from a 10 day trip to Lisbon and the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. I’ll be posting about how we got there, the places we stayed, and what we did/ate. Here’s a brief overview.

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Birthday Trip: Lisbon and the Azores!

For my birthday, I’m headed to Portugal! A perfect storm of factors led me to pick Portugal as the next country to visit:

  1. My coworker is from Portugal and always talks about how amazing it is
  2. Conde Nast Traveler’s podcast recently covered Portugal as an excellent European destination
  3. One Mile at a Time recently blogged about Azores Airlines

I’m a bit short on miles right now, so I decided to book economy tickets on TAP Portugal, Ryanair, and Azores Airlines.

First, we’re flying from San Francisco to Lisbon, with a three-hour layover in JFK. For our six-night stay in Lisbon, we booked a beautiful 1-bedroom Airbnb for only $113/night. The host promptly messaged us with a guide to Lisbon and an offer to arrange airport transportation. ❤

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