16 days in Azores Itinerary

16 days in Azores Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azores tour itinerary planner

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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 5 nights
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Sao Jorge
— 2 nights
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Sao Roque do Pico, Pico
— 1 night
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Horta, Faial Island
— 2 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights
Fly to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, Drive to Sao Joao da Madeira

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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

— 5 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. Angra do Heroismo is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Brasil, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta dos Biscoitos, kick back and relax at Vitoria Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Duke of Terceira Garden.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Angra do Heroismo day trip planner.

St. Helier, UK to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Sao Jorge.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Jorge

— 2 nights
Your list of things to see and do now includes Reserva Florestal de Recreo de Macelas, Piscina Natural da Faja do Ouvidor, Miradouro Sobre a Calheta, and other attractions.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sao Jorge online trip itinerary planner.

Travel from Angra do Heroismo to Sao Jorge in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in December, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sao Roque do Pico.

Things to do in Sao Jorge

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Sao Roque do Pico, Pico

— 1 night
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 19th (Sun), examine the collection at Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum) and then take in the awesome beauty at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico).

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Roque do Pico online travel route planner.

Getting from Sao Jorge to Sao Roque do Pico by journey takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in December, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Sao Roque do Pico

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Horta, Faial Island

— 2 nights
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. You've now added Dolphin & Whale Watching to your itinerary. On the 20th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Matriz do Santissimo Salvador. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Horta Regional Museum and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Horta road trip planning website.

Travel from Sao Roque do Pico to Horta in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 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 find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, pause for some photo ops at Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral, explore the activities along Furnas, and don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Ponta Delgada online road trip planner.

Getting from Horta to Ponta Delgada by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in December, and nighttime lows around 56°F. You will leave for home on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.