16 days in Azores Itinerary

16 days in Azores Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azores attractions planner

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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
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Lajes do Pico, Pico
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Horta, Faial Island
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

— 3 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. Popular historic sites such as Rua da Se and Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Duke of Terceira Garden and Alto da Memoria. There's much more to do: get outside with Praia dos Biscoitos, discover the deep blue sea with Octopus Diving Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Vitoria Beach.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Angra do Heroismo trip itinerary site.

Lisbon to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon to Angra do Heroismo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lajes do Pico.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Lajes do Pico, Pico

— 2 nights
Lajes do Pico is a municipality in the southern part of the Azores. On the 18th (Wed), kick back and relax at Ponta do Admoiro and then trek along atiPICO. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with Espaco Talassa and then see the interesting displays at Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum).

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lajes do Pico trip builder website.

Traveling by journey from Angra do Heroismo to Lajes do Pico takes 6 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lajes do Pico can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Lajes do Pico

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

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. Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos and Museu Scrimshaw are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Vulcão dos Capelinhos and Porto Pim Bay. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Horta trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by journey from Lajes do Pico to Horta takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Horta are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL and Lagoa do Congro. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mosteiros Beach and Praia de Santa Barbara. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Caldeiras Vulcânicas (in Furnas) and Piscinas Naturais (in Mosteiros). The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, get outside with Lagoa do Canario, stroll through Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes, and delve into the lush surroundings at Lagoa das Furnas.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada trip planner.

You can fly from Horta to Ponta Delgada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Ponta Delgada, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · 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.