10 days in Azores Itinerary

10 days in Azores Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 7 nights
Fly to Lajes Airport, Drive to Praia da Vitoria
Praia da Vitoria, Terceira
— 2 nights
Drive to Lajes Airport, Fly to San Francisco


Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 7 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja do Santo Cristo. Venture out of the city with trips to Nordeste (Farol do Arnel & Ponte dos Sete Arcos), Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades) and Castelo Branco (in Vila Franca do Campo). There's lots more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL, admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga Sahar Hassamain, and explore the striking landscape at Poca Da Dona Beija.

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San Francisco, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is 7 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 65°F in Ponta Delgada. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Praia da Vitoria.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Terceira

— 2 nights
On the 3rd (Tue), stroll through Monte Brasil, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Octopus Diving Center and then explore the activities along Lagoa do Junco.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Ponta Delgada to Praia da Vitoria. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Praia da Vitoria

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Azores travel guide

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.