21 days in Azores & Lisbon Itinerary

21 days in Azores & Lisbon Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Fly to Lajes Airport, Drive to Praia da Vitoria
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Praia da Vitoria, Terceira
— 2 nights
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Lajes do Pico, Pico
— 2 nights
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Horta, Faial Island
— 3 nights
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Lisbon
— 10 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 3 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.
Kids will enjoy Terra do Pico and Lagoa do Fogo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Caldeiras Vulcânicas (in Furnas) and Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, pause for some photo ops at Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral, stroll through Praia de Santa Barbara, and get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip itinerary planning website.

Paris, France to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Paris to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Praia da Vitoria.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Terceira

— 2 nights
On the 14th (Wed), get great views at Miradouro da Serra do Cume, then see some colorful creatures with Octopus Diving Center, and then explore the activities along Lagoa do Junco. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Brasil, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baias da Agualva.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Praia da Vitoria driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ponta Delgada to Praia da Vitoria. In July in Praia da Vitoria, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lajes do Pico.

Things to do in Praia da Vitoria

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Lajes do Pico, Pico

— 2 nights
Lajes do Pico is a municipality in the southern part of the Azores. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Physio(e)motion, see the interesting displays at Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum), and then look for all kinds of wild species at Espaco Talassa. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along atiPICO and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta do Admoiro.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lajes do Pico holiday website.

You can travel from Praia da Vitoria to Lajes do Pico in 6 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) 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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Vulcão dos Capelinhos and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Pim Bay, examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos, catch all the local highlights with Trilhos R, and tour the pleasant surroundings at 10 Volcanos.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Horta online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Lajes do Pico to Horta by journey takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Horta

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Lisbon

— 10 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Troia (Sado Emotion & Troia Beach) and Sintra (Praia da ursa, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, stop by Alfama, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon travel route tool.

Fly from Horta to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Horta to Lisbon. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Horta in July: highs in Lisbon hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

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.