29 days in Azores Itinerary

29 days in Azores Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azores travel planner

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 12 nights
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Horta, Faial Island
— 7 nights
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 9 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 12 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros), Islet of Vila Franca do Campo (in Vila Franca do Campo) and Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades). Spend the 3rd (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Poca Da Dona Beija, get a dose of the wild on Azores Magic Tours, take some stellar pictures from Ponta da Ferraria Ferraria, and don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada travel route planner.

Dallas, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Dallas to Ponta Delgada. Traveling from Dallas in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 54°F in Ponta Delgada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Horta, Faial Island

— 7 nights
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Get out of town with these interesting Horta side-trips: Lajes do Pico (Physio(e)motion & Vigia da Queimada) and Sao Roque do Pico (Museu da Industria Baleeira & Lagoa do Capitao). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Porto Pim, go for a stroll along the water at The Marina of Horta, and head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Horta road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Horta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, daytime highs in Horta are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

— 9 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. Step out of Angra do Heroismo with an excursion to Ceramica da Praia in Cabo Da Praia--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get great views at Monte Brasil, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Angra do Heroismo, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and stroll around Duke of Terceira Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Angra do Heroismo road trip tool.

Getting from Horta to Angra do Heroismo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks · Outdoors · 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.