10 days in Azores Itinerary

10 days in Azores Itinerary

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Fly to Lajes Airport, Drive to Praia da Vitoria
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Praia da Vitoria, Terceira
— 3 nights
Drive to Lajes Airport, Fly to Flores Airport
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Santa Cruz das Flores
— 2 nights
Fly to Lajes Airport, Drive to Horta
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Horta, Faial Island
— 3 nights
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Praia da Vitoria, Terceira

On the 15th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Praia da Vitoria Old City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Alto da Memoria, pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, stroll around Duke of Terceira Garden, then explore the activities along Piscinas Naturais das Quatro Ribeiras, then get outside with Praia dos Biscoitos, and finally get great views at Pico Matias Simao Viewpoint.

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Lisbon to Praia da Vitoria is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Lisbon to Praia da Vitoria, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in August: highs in Praia da Vitoria hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Cruz das Flores.

Things to do in Praia da Vitoria

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

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Santa Cruz das Flores

Santa Cruz das Flores is a municipality situated in the north half of the island of Flores, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao, identify plant and animal life at Morro Alto and Pico do Se Natural Forest Reserve, examine the collection at Museu das Flores, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Monte das Cruzes, then contemplate the waterfront views at Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, and finally take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Lajedo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Faja de Lopo Vaz, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau, and then make a trip to Faja Grande.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santa Cruz das Flores online tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Praia da Vitoria to Santa Cruz das Flores. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Santa Cruz das Flores

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Horta, Faial Island

Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Explore hidden gems such as Parque Florestal do Capelo and Trilhos R. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira, take in the waterfront activity at The Marina of Horta, make a trip to Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Angustias, and step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Horta trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Cruz das Flores to Horta. August in Horta sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Azores travel guide

4.4
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.

Flores travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Waterfalls · History Museums