30 days in Azores Itinerary

30 days in Azores Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 8 nights
Fly to João Paulo II Airport, Drive to Santa Maria
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Santa Maria
— 4 nights
Drive to João Paulo II Airport, Fly to Flores Airport
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Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores
— 3 nights
Fly to Lajes Airport, Drive to Angra do Heroismo
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 7 nights
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Horta, Faial Island
— 7 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, Poca Da Dona Beija, &more), Sete Cidades (Vista do Rei Miradouro & Sao Nicolau Church) and Azorean Active Blueberry (in Achada). Spend the 4th (Fri) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, explore the activities along Furnas, get great views at Ponta da Ferraria Ferraria, and identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ponta Delgada using our trip planner.

Lisbon to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 4-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Lisbon in September, plan for little chillier days in Ponta Delgada, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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Santa Maria

Santa Maria is known for wildlife, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Bootla, head off the coast to Reserva Natural da Baia de Sao Lourenco, go for a walk through Miradouro da Pedra Rija, and make a trip to Miradouro Sao Lourenco.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Maria online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ponta Delgada to Santa Maria. September in Santa Maria sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Cruz das Flores.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores

Santa Cruz das Flores is a municipality situated in the north half of the island of Flores, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. Santa Cruz das Flores is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with WestCanyon Turismo Aventura, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Monte das Cruzes, identify plant and animal life at Flores Dive Center, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz das Flores itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Santa Maria to Santa Cruz das Flores with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Santa Cruz das Flores

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

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. When in Angra do Heroismo, make a side trip to see Ceramica da Praia in Cabo Da Praia, approximately Cabo Da Praia away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with Octopus Diving Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rua da Se, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Angra do Heroismo online attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Cruz das Flores to Angra do Heroismo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Horta, Faial Island

Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Horta: Lajes do Pico (Vigia da Queimada & atiPICO). And it doesn't end there: skim along the rocks with Toboga Azores, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a pleasant ride with Patio, and examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Horta road trip website.

Fly from Angra do Heroismo to Horta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. September in Horta sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Horta

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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.