15 days in Azores Itinerary

15 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
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Madalena, Pico
— 1 night
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Horta, Faial Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 7 nights
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Praia da Vitoria, Terceira

— 3 nights
Praia da Vitoria is known for adventure, outdoors, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Brasil, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stroll around Duke of Terceira Garden.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Praia da Vitoria trip builder website.

Linton, UK to Praia da Vitoria is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Azores Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Linton in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Praia da Vitoria: highs are around 28°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Madalena.

Things to do in Praia da Vitoria

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Madalena, Pico

— 1 night
Madalena is a municipality along the western coast of the island of Pico, in the Portuguese Azores. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta das Torres and then awaken your taste buds at Tripix Azores.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Madalena trip planner.

Getting from Praia da Vitoria to Madalena by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Horta.

Things to do in Madalena

Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Horta, Faial Island

— 3 nights
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Horta is known for museums, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw, take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira, step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, and contemplate the waterfront views at Piscinas Naturais do Varadouro.

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You can travel from Madalena to Horta in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Horta can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra, Caldeiras Vulcânicas, &more), Lagoa Verde / Lagoa das Sete Cidades (in Sete Cidades) and Islet of Vila Franca do Campo (in Vila Franca do Campo). Spend the 14th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, get advice or help at Priolo Environmental Center, and appreciate the history behind Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip maker website.

Getting from Horta to Ponta Delgada by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Ponta Delgada can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.