35 days in Azores Itinerary

35 days in Azores Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azores sightseeing planner

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 13 nights
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Horta, Faial Island
— 6 nights
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Madalena, Pico
— 6 nights
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Praia da Vitoria, Terceira
— 9 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 13 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Poca Da Dona Beija. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Ribeira Grande (Ponta da Cintrao, Frade Natural Pools, &more), Furnas (Capela de Nossa Senhora das Vitorias - Furnas, Jose do Canto Forest Garden, &more) and Islet of Vila Franca do Campo (in Vila Franca do Campo). There's much more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL, make a trip to Portas da Cidade, get outside with Lagoa de Santiago, and see Off-Road Tours.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada journey tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Ponta Delgada is minus 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in June: high temperatures in Ponta Delgada hover around 24°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Horta.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Horta, Faial Island

— 6 nights
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Vulcão dos Capelinhos will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: hike along Trilhos R, see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Porto Pim, and explore the striking landscape at Morro de Castelo Branco.

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Fly from Ponta Delgada to Horta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Horta can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Madalena.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Madalena, Pico

— 6 nights
Madalena is a municipality along the western coast of the island of Pico, in the Portuguese Azores. Get in touch with nature at Tripix Azores and atiPICO. Change things up with these side-trips from Madalena: Sao Roque do Pico (Lagoa do Capitao & Museu da Industria Baleeira), Lajes do Pico (Physio(e)motion, Vigia da Queimada, &more) and Velas (Arco Natural de Velas, Piscina Natural da Faja do Ouvidor, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), trek along Santana - Lajido Trail, do a tasting at Adega A Buraca, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trilha de Vinhas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Madalena online trip builder.

Traveling by journey from Horta to Madalena takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Praia da Vitoria.

Things to do in Madalena

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Terceira

— 9 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Octopus Diving Center and Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional. Explore Praia da Vitoria's surroundings by going to Angra do Heroismo (Observatorio do Ambiente dos Acores (OAA), Santa Barbara Church, &more), Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara (in Santa Barbara) and Pico Matias Simao Viewpoint (in Altares).

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Praia da Vitoria day trip website.

Getting from Madalena to Praia da Vitoria by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July in Praia da Vitoria, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Praia da Vitoria

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

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.