30 days in Azores & Porto Itinerary

30 days in Azores & Porto Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights
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Horta, Faial Island
— 4 nights
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Madalena, Pico
— 2 nights
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 5 nights
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Porto
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Carlos Machado and Santana Astronomical Observatory. Visit Igreja do Santo Cristo and Igreja Matriz Ribeira Grande for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Piscinas Naturais (in Mosteiros), Furnas (Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas, Caldeiras Vulcânicas, &more) and Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada (in Nordeste). There's still lots to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL, kick back and relax at Praia Calhau D'Areia, take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, and stroll through Frade Natural Pools.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dammam to Ponta Delgada. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dammam in June, with highs in Ponta Delgada at 24°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Horta.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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. Get in touch with nature at Espaco Talassa and atiPICO. Your inner history buff will appreciate Horta Regional Museum and Igreja Matriz do Santissimo Salvador. Change things up with these side-trips from Horta: Lajes do Pico (Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum) & Vigia da Queimada). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw, kick back and relax at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife, step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Porto Pim.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Horta trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Horta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Horta sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Madalena.

Things to do in Horta

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Madalena, Pico

— 2 nights
Madalena is a municipality along the western coast of the island of Pico, in the Portuguese Azores. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretacao da Paisagem da Cultura da Vinha da Ilha do Pico, trek along Trilha de Vinhas, and then indulge your senses at Tripix Azores. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Reserva Florestal de Recreio da Prainha, then examine the collection at Museu da Industria Baleeira, and then see the interesting displays at Pico Wine Museum.

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Traveling by journey from Horta to Madalena takes an hour. In June in Madalena, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Madalena

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

— 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. Popular historic sites such as Se Cathedral and Santa Barbara Church are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Octopus Diving Center and Photography Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Ceramica da Praia in Cabo Da Praia (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Angra do Heroismo, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista, get to know the fascinating history of Rua da Se, and get great views at Monte Brasil.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Angra do Heroismo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Madalena to Angra do Heroismo takes 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Porto

— 13 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia da Costa Nova and Matosinhos Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Batalha (Capelas Imperfeitas, Batalha Monastery, &more), Coimbra (Capela de Sao Miguel, Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, &more) and Casa Museu Fernando Namora (in Condeixa-a-Nova). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, indulge your senses at Taste Porto Food Tours, and view the masterpieces at Belomonte 20.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Angra do Heroismo to Porto takes 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Angra do Heroismo to Porto is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

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.