11 days in Azores Itinerary

11 days in Azores Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azores travel planner

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
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Horta, Faial Island
— 4 nights
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Sao Jorge
— 1 night
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 3 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego and Igreja do Santo Cristo. Venture out of the city with trips to Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros), Pico do Ferro Viewpoint (in Furnas) and Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada (in Nordeste). There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, take a peaceful walk through Lagoa das Furnas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoas Empadadas.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada visit planner.

New York City, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from New York City to Ponta Delgada. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly to Horta.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Horta, Faial Island

— 4 nights
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to atiPICO and Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Horta: Lajes do Pico (Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum) & Vigia da Queimada), Lagoa do Capitao (in Sao Roque do Pico) and Igreja de Santa Maria Madalena (in Madalena). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw, admire the natural beauty at Faial Botanic Garden, and kick back and relax at Porto Pim Bay.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Horta trip builder tool.

Fly from Ponta Delgada to Horta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Horta, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Sao Jorge.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Sao Jorge

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Barbara, immerse yourself in nature at Reserva Florestal de Recreo de Macelas, contemplate the waterfront views at Piscina Natural da Faja do Ouvidor, then enjoy breathtaking views from Miradouro para a Faja do Ouvidor, then examine the collection at Casa do Parque de Sao Jorge, and finally explore the activities along Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Jorge trip site.

Travel from Horta to Sao Jorge in 3 hours. In June in Sao Jorge, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Sao Jorge

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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 22nd (Mon): head outdoors with Praia dos Biscoitos, make a trip to Miradouro Do Facho, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Serra do Cume, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally get great views at Alto da Memoria. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Rua da Se, get a sense of history and politics at Camara Municipal de Angra do Heroismo, then admire the natural beauty at Duke of Terceira Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Angra do Heroismo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Da Misericordia.

Start your trip to Angra do Heroismo by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by journey from Sao Jorge to Angra do Heroismo takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

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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.

Terceira travel guide

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Mountains · Swim with Dolphins · Caves