18 days in Azores Itinerary

18 days in Azores Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada
— 9 nights
Fly
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Santa Cruz das Flores
— 1 night
Fly to Lajes Airport, Drive to Lajes do Pico
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Lajes do Pico, Pico
— 6 nights
Drive to Lajes Airport, Fly to Paris-Orly Airport

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros), Sete Cidades (Vista do Rei Miradouro & Lagoa Verde / Lagoa das Sete Cidades) and Furnas (Church of Nossa Senhora da Alegria, Poca Da Dona Beija, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, make a trip to Portas da Cidade, take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada attractions planner.

Paris, France to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Paris to Ponta Delgada. Traveling from Paris in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Ponta Delgada. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santa Cruz das Flores.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

1
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Santa Cruz das Flores

Santa Cruz das Flores is a municipality situated in the north half of the island of Flores, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Faja Grande.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santa Cruz das Flores trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Ponta Delgada to Santa Cruz das Flores with the Route module. In August in Santa Cruz das Flores, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Lajes do Pico.
Highlights from your trip

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Lajes do Pico, Pico

Lajes do Pico is a municipality in the southern part of the Azores. Lajes do Pico is known for wildlife, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along atiPICO, stroll through Misterios do Sul do Pico Trail, head outdoors with Quinta Do Cavalo, and see the interesting displays at Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum).

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lajes do Pico trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Santa Cruz das Flores to Lajes do Pico with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lajes do Pico

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Azores travel guide

4.4
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.

Flores travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Waterfalls · History Museums