19 days in Azores Itinerary

19 days in Azores Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 6 nights
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Horta, Faial Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 4 nights
Drive to Lajes Airport, Fly to Flores Airport
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Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores
— 1 night
Fly to Lajes Airport, Drive to Sao Jorge
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Sao Jorge
— 1 night
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Santa Cruz Da Graciosa, Graciosa
— 2 nights
Drive to Lajes Airport, Fly to Malta International Airport

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

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: Nordeste (Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada & Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego), Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades) and Furnas (OMIC - Observatorio Microbiano dos Acores, Caldeiras Vulcânicas, &more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, get great views at Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada attractions planner.

Valletta, Malta to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Valletta in June, things will get slightly colder in Ponta Delgada: highs are around 24°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Horta, Faial Island

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 7th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw. On the next day, take in the waterfront activity at The Marina of Horta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Matriz do Santissimo Salvador, then contemplate the waterfront views at Baia da Ribeira das Cabras, then head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos, and finally see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Horta online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Horta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Horta are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

4
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head outdoors with Praia dos Biscoitos, and take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Serra do Cume.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Angra do Heroismo vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Horta to Angra do Heroismo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz das Flores.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Santa Cruz das Flores, 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 12th (Sun): make a trip to Faja Grande, admire the sheer force of Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau, and then don't miss a visit to Miradouro do Lajedo. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Morro Alto and Pico do Se Natural Forest Reserve, explore the activities along Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Ponta do Albernaz, then take an in-depth tour of Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao, and finally see the interesting displays at Boqueirao Environmental Interpretation Centre.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Santa Cruz das Flores day trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Angra do Heroismo to Santa Cruz das Flores with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Santa Cruz das Flores are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Sao Jorge.

Things to do in Santa Cruz das Flores

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Sao Jorge

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo, explore the activities along Piscina Natural Simao Dias, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro Sobre a Calheta, get great views at Miradouro da Faja dos Cubres, then enjoy breathtaking views from Miradouro para a Faja do Ouvidor, and finally examine the collection at Casa do Parque de Sao Jorge. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Florestal de Recreo de Macelas, contemplate the waterfront views at Piscina Natural da Faja do Ouvidor, then explore the striking landscape at Arco Natural de Velas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Barbara.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Jorge trip builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Cruz das Flores to Sao Jorge. July in Sao Jorge sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz Da Graciosa.

Things to do in Sao Jorge

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Santa Cruz Da Graciosa, Graciosa

Santa Cruz da Graciosa is a Portuguese municipality on the island of Graciosa, in the archipelago of the Azores. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): Head underground at Centro de Visitantes da Furna do Enxofre and then explore the fascinating underground world of Furna do Enxofre.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz Da Graciosa trip site.

Traveling by journey from Sao Jorge to Santa Cruz Da Graciosa takes 4 hours. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz Da Graciosa

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.