10 days in Azores Itinerary

10 days in Azores Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azores visit planner

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Fly to João Paulo II Airport, Drive to Sete Cidades
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Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel
— 1 night
Drive to João Paulo II Airport, Fly to Angra do Heroismo
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
Fly
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Horta, Faial Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Furnas, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Fly

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Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Viewpoint of the Ridge and then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores, see majestic marine mammals with Terra do Pico, and then take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

Plan my day in Sete Cidades using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Sete Cidades is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Amsterdam in August since evenings lows in Sete Cidades dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Sete Cidades

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

— 2 nights
Angra do Heroísmo, generally known as Angra, is a municipality and city on the island of Terceira in the Portuguese autonomous region of the Azores. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Junco, discover the deep blue sea with Octopus Diving Center, then Head underground at Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Barbara Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Brasil, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Duke of Terceira Garden.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Angra do Heroismo trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Sete Cidades to Angra do Heroismo with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Horta, Faial Island

— 3 nights
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Horta is known for museums, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira, see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw, don't miss a visit to Moinho giratório de madeira na Conceição, Lomba, and step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Horta sightseeing tool.

You can fly from Angra do Heroismo to Horta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Horta can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly to Furnas.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): make a trip to Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, then see the top attractions with Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL, and then get great views at Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Caldeiras Vulcânicas, explore the striking landscape at Poca Da Dona Beija, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Terra Nostra, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Furnas trip maker tool.

You can fly from Horta to Furnas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Furnas

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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.