19 days in Azores Itinerary

19 days in Azores Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 7 nights
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Horta, Faial Island
— 4 nights
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Lajes do Pico, Pico
— 1 night
Drive to Lajes Airport, Fly to Flores Airport
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Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores
— 1 day
Fly to Lajes Airport, Drive to Angra do Heroismo
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 4 nights
Drive to Lajes Airport, Fly to Ben Gurion International Airport

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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 Salto do Prego. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Farol do Arnel (in Nordeste), Mosteiros (Piscinas Naturais & Mosteiros Beach) and Furnas (Pico do Ferro Viewpoint & Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes, get outside with Jardim Antonio Borges, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Santo Cristo.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Ponta Delgada is minus 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in August; daily highs in Ponta Delgada reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Horta, Faial Island

— 4 nights
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Visit Praia do Porto Pim and Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico) and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with a short trip to Picowines in Madalena (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos, explore the striking landscape at Caldeira, and take in the waterfront activity at The Marina of Horta.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Horta sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Horta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Horta are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lajes do Pico.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Lajes do Pico, Pico

— 1 night
Lajes do Pico is a municipality in the southern part of the Azores. On the 13th (Fri), get up close to creatures of the deep with Espaco Talassa, see the interesting displays at Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum), and then get great views at Vigia da Queimada.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lajes do Pico trip tool.

Traveling by journey from Horta to Lajes do Pico takes 2 hours. In August in Lajes do Pico, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz das Flores.

Things to do in Lajes do Pico

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores

— 1 day
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 14th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with Flores Dive Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau, then visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Ponta do Albernaz, and finally examine the collection at Museu das Flores.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santa Cruz das Flores travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lajes do Pico to Santa Cruz das Flores. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Santa Cruz das Flores

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

— 4 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. Appreciate the collections at Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara and Olaria de S. Bento. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao and Rua da Se. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Octopus Diving Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Da Misericordia, take some stellar pictures from Alto da Memoria, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Escaleiras Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Angra do Heroismo online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Cruz das Flores to Angra do Heroismo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

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.