13 days in Azores Itinerary

13 days in Azores Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azores visit planner

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Ponta Delgada
— 5 nights
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Horta
— 2 nights
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Sao Roque do Pico
— 1 day
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Sao Jorge
— 1 night
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Corvo
— 1 night
Fly to Flores Airport, Drive to Faja Grande
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Faja Grande
— 1 night
Drive to Flores Airport, Fly to Lisbon

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra, Poca Da Dona Beija, &more), Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros) and Lagoa Verde / Lagoa das Sete Cidades (in Sete Cidades). Spend the 18th (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas, stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and take in the dramatic scenery at Salto do Cabrito.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Lisbon to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 3-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada. While traveling from Lisbon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Horta.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Horta

— 2 nights
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 21st (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw, and then take in the waterfront activity at The Marina of Horta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Caldeira, explore the activities along Baia da Ribeira das Cabras, then see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos, then head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Piscinas Naturais do Varadouro.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Horta trip builder.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Horta in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Roque do Pico.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sao Roque do Pico

— 1 day
São Roque do Pico is a municipality in the northern part of the island of Pico, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. On the 23rd (Fri), explore the activities along Lagoa do Capitao, then take in the awesome beauty at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), then see majestic marine mammals with Espaco Talassa, and finally examine the collection at Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Roque do Pico trip itinerary builder tool.

Travel from Horta to Sao Roque do Pico in 1.5 hours. July in Sao Roque do Pico sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sao Jorge.

Things to do in Sao Roque do Pico

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Jorge

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Faja dos Cubres, enjoy breathtaking views from Miradouro para a Faja do Ouvidor, then explore the striking landscape at Piscina Natural da Faja do Ouvidor, then explore the striking landscape at Arco Natural de Velas, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo.

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You can travel from Sao Roque do Pico to Sao Jorge in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Corvo.

Things to do in Sao Jorge

Nature · Parks

Corvo

— 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 other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Corvo sightseeing app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sao Jorge to Corvo. In July, daytime highs in Corvo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will leave for Faja Grande on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Corvo

Museums

Faja Grande

— 1 night
On the 27th (Tue), explore the activities along Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau, and then make a trip to Faja Grande.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Faja Grande online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Corvo to Faja Grande. In July in Faja Grande, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Faja Grande

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Azores travel guide

4.5
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.

Faial Island travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Dolphin & Whale Watching

Pico travel guide

4.4
Wine Tours & Tastings · Mountains · Specialty Museums

Flores travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Waterfalls · History Museums