33 days in Azores Itinerary

33 days in Azores Itinerary

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Fly to Lajes Airport, Drive to Praia da Vitoria
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Praia da Vitoria, Terceira
— 5 nights
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Lajes do Pico, Pico
— 3 nights
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Horta, Faial Island
— 7 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 14 nights
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Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores
— 2 nights
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Praia da Vitoria, Terceira

— 5 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia dos Biscoitos and Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara. Relax by the water at Vitoria Beach and Escaleiras Beach. Step out of Praia da Vitoria to go to Santa Barbara and see Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara, which is approximately 34 minutes away.

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San Francisco, USA to Praia da Vitoria is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Praia da Vitoria is 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Francisco in June since evenings lows in Praia da Vitoria dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the travel to Lajes do Pico.

Things to do in Praia da Vitoria

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lajes do Pico, Pico

— 3 nights
Lajes do Pico is a municipality in the southern part of the Azores. Step out of the city life by going to Espaco Talassa and Poca das Mujas. Step off the beaten path and head to Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum) and Santana - Lajido Trail. There's much more to do: trek along atiPICO, relax and rejuvenate at Physio(e)motion, get great views at Vigia da Queimada, and kick back and relax at Ponta do Admoiro.

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You can travel from Praia da Vitoria to Lajes do Pico in 6 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Lajes do Pico

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

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. You'll get in some beach time at Praia do Porto Pim and Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife. Visiting Vulcão dos Capelinhos and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Horta side-trips: Adega A Buraca (in Santo Antonio), Picowines (in Madalena) and Sao Roque do Pico (Lagoa do Capitao, Centro de Interpretacao da Paisagem da Cultura da Vinha da Ilha do Pico, &more). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta das Torres, take in the awesome beauty at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), explore the striking landscape at Caldeira, and get engrossed in the history at Horta Regional Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Horta online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by journey from Lajes do Pico to Horta takes 2 hours. In June in Horta, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 14 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.
Visit Praia de Santa Barbara and Mosteiros Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Salto do Prego. Venture out of the city with trips to Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades), Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija, Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, &more) and Nordeste (Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada & Reserva Florestal de Recreio du Viveiro do Nordeste). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, get outside with Jardim Antonio Borges, stroll through Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes, and take in the dramatic scenery at Salto do Cabrito.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada vacation builder website.

You can fly from Horta to Ponta Delgada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz das Flores.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz das Flores, 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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stroll through Morro Alto and Pico do Se Natural Forest Reserve. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau, then discover the deep blue sea with Flores Dive Center, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Ponta do Albernaz.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz das Flores trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Ponta Delgada to Santa Cruz das Flores with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz das Flores

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

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.