22 days in Azores Itinerary

22 days in Azores Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azores trip planner

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Ponta Delgada
— 8 nights
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Santa Cruz das Flores
— 2 nights
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Corvo
— 1 night
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Lajes do Pico
— 2 nights
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Velas
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Angra do Heroismo
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Ponta Delgada

— 8 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia de Santa Barbara and Mosteiros Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes and Lagoa das Furnas. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas, Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, &more), Piscinas Naturais (in Mosteiros) and Nordeste (Farol do Arnel & Reserva Florestal de Recreio du Viveiro do Nordeste). There's still lots to do: get outside with Lagoa do Congro, see Off-Road Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto do Cabrito, and look for gifts at O Principe dos Queijos.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Ponta Delgada trip builder tool.

Toronto, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Ponta Delgada, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Ponta Delgada, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz das Flores.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz das Flores

— 2 nights
Santa Cruz das Flores is a municipality situated in the north half of the island of Flores, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museu das Flores, admire the sheer force of Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau, then learn more about the world around you at Boqueirao Environmental Interpretation Centre, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Ponta do Albernaz, contemplate the waterfront views at Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, then make a trip to Faja Grande, and finally don't miss a visit to Igreja Matriz da Lomba.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz das Flores online travel route builder.

Explore your travel options from Ponta Delgada to Santa Cruz das Flores with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz das Flores can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Corvo.

Things to do in Santa Cruz das Flores

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corvo

— 1 night
Vila do Corvo is the smallest municipality in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, constituting the island of Corvo in its entirety. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacao de Aves Selvagens do Corvo.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read Corvo travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Cruz das Flores to Corvo. In June, daytime highs in Corvo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lajes do Pico.

Things to do in Corvo

Museums

Lajes do Pico

— 2 nights
Lajes do Pico is a municipality in the southern part of the Azores. You'll explore and learn at Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum) and Museu da Industria Baleeira. Get some cultural insight at Adega A Buraca and Centro de Interpretacao da Paisagem da Cultura da Vinha da Ilha do Pico. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Gruta das Torres, trek along atiPICO, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), and explore the activities along Lagoa do Capitao.

Find out how to plan Lajes do Pico trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Corvo to Lajes do Pico with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Velas.

Things to do in Lajes do Pico

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Velas

— 2 nights
Velas is a municipality in the São Jorge Island, in the Portuguese autonomous region of Azores. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the activities along Piscina Natural da Faja do Ouvidor, explore the striking landscape at Arco Natural de Velas, get great views at Miradouro Sobre a Calheta, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa do Parque de Sao Jorge. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Barbara, then get outside with Parque Florestal das Sete Fontes, then enjoy breathtaking views from Miradouro para a Faja do Ouvidor, and finally stroll through Reserva Florestal de Recreo de Macelas.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Velas tour planner.

Traveling by journey from Lajes do Pico to Velas takes 1.5 hours. In June in Velas, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Velas

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Angra do Heroismo

— 5 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. Duke of Terceira Garden and Rua da Se are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja Da Misericordia and Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Angra do Heroismo, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Angra do Heroismo trip maker tool.

Getting from Velas to Angra do Heroismo by journey takes about 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Azores travel guide

4.5
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

Pico travel guide

4.4
Wine Tours & Tastings · Mountains · Specialty Museums

Sao Jorge travel guide

4.6
Geologic Formations · Observation Decks · Lookouts

Terceira travel guide

4.4
Mountains · Swim with Dolphins · Caves