16 days in Azores Itinerary

16 days in Azores Itinerary

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Madalena
— 1 night
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Horta
— 1 night
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Velas
— 3 nights
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Sao Roque do Pico
— 2 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 7 nights

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Madalena

Madalena
Madalena is a municipality along the western coast of the island of Pico, in the Portuguese Azores. To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Madalena day trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Madalena is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Madalena is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Brussels in July, Madalena is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Horta.

Things to do in Madalena

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

1
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Horta

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 4th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Horta trip planner.

Traveling by journey from Madalena to Horta takes an hour. In July in Horta, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Velas.

Things to do in Horta

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museu Scrimshaw ©
Museu Scrimshaw
Caldeira ©
Caldeira

3
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Velas

Velas ©
Velas is a municipality in the São Jorge Island, in the Portuguese autonomous region of Azores. Igreja de Santa Barbara and Casa do Parque de Sao Jorge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo and Reserva Florestal de Recreo de Macelas. Explore Velas' surroundings by going to Calheta (Miradouro da Faja dos Cubres & Miradouro Sobre a Calheta) and Piscina Natural Simao Dias (in Sao Jorge). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Piscina Natural da Faja do Ouvidor, get outside with Parque Florestal das Sete Fontes, and take in panoramic vistas at Miradouro para a Faja do Ouvidor.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Velas trip planner.

Travel from Horta to Velas in 2.5 hours. July in Velas sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sao Roque do Pico.

Things to do in Velas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sao Jorge
Highlights from your plan
Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo ©
Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo
Reserva Florestal de Recreo de Macelas
Reserva Florestal de Recreo de Macelas
Igreja de Santa Barbara ©
Igreja de Santa Barbara

2
nights
Sao Roque do Pico

Sao Roque do Pico ©
São Roque do Pico is a municipality in the northern part of the island of Pico, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. Get a sense of the local culture at Museu da Industria Baleeira and Adega A Buraca. Get outdoors at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico) and Parque Florestal de Sao Joao. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum) and identify plant and animal life at Reserva Florestal de Recreio da Prainha.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Roque do Pico online itinerary planner.

You can travel from Velas 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 by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Sao Roque do Pico

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Lajes do Pico, Adega A Buraca, Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico)
Highlights from your plan
Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico) ©
Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico)
Museu da Industria Baleeira ©
Museu da Industria Baleeira
Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum) ©
Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum)

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

Ponta Delgada ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Salto do Prego and Praia de Santa Barbara. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mosteiros Beach and Piscinas Naturais. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Vista do Rei Miradouro (in Sete Cidades), Farol do Arnel (in Nordeste) and Jose do Canto Forest Garden (in Furnas). Spend the 11th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, head outdoors with Jardim Antonio Borges, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Santo Cristo.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada road trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Sao Roque do Pico to Ponta Delgada with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Mosteiros, Sete Cidades, Ribeira Grande, Vila Franca do Campo, Farol do Arnel
Highlights from your plan
Pinhal da Paz ©
Pinhal da Paz
Fishing Charters & Tours
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach

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