11 days in Azores Itinerary

11 days in Azores Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azores route planner

Make it your trip
— 1 night
Santa Cruz das Flores
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Ponta Delgada
— 5 nights



— 1 night
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Caldeira, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Horta trip itinerary planning website.

Lisbon to Horta is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Horta. While traveling from Lisbon, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Horta, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz das Flores.

Things to do in Horta

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Santa Cruz das Flores

— 2 nights
Santa Cruz das Flores is a municipality situated in the north half of the island of Flores, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao, then get a new perspective on nature at Boqueirao Environmental Interpretation Centre, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau, and finally get outside with Flores Dive Center.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santa Cruz das Flores holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Horta to Santa Cruz das Flores takes 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Corvo.

Things to do in Santa Cruz das Flores

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip


— 1 night
Vila do Corvo is the smallest municipality in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, constituting the island of Corvo in its entirety. To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Corvo trip maker website.

Explore your travel options from Santa Cruz das Flores to Corvo with the Route module. In August in Corvo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. You will leave for Ponta Delgada on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Corvo


Ponta Delgada

— 5 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia de Santa Barbara and Piscinas Naturais. Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas and Nossa Senhora da Paz. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija) and Praia Calhau D'Areia (in Ribeira Grande). Spend the 20th (Fri) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, take an in-depth tour of Vila Franca Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo, and stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada online travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Corvo to Ponta Delgada. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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.

Flores travel guide

Landmarks · Waterfalls · History Museums

Sao Miguel travel guide

Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Gardens
Green Island
Known as The Green Island, Sao Miguel is the largest of the nine islands of Azores and is considered a natural paradise. These islands were discovered in the 15th century and, according to myth, are reputed to be part of the lost empire of Atlantis. Sao Miguel's most prominent feature is a set of twin lakes, one of which is blue and the other green. Visitors also enjoy the island's park, golf courses, beaches, mountains, marina, and ocean views. Stop for a look at the city's monuments and architecture, and experience the cobbled streets lined with a variety of restaurants, shops, bars, and cafes.