51 days in Azores Itinerary

51 days in Azores Itinerary

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Angra do Heroismo
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Lajes do Pico
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Horta
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Angra do Heroismo

— 12 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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional and Praia dos Biscoitos. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Brasil, stroll through Baias da Agualva, get a taste of the local shopping with Olaria de S. Bento, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Angra do Heroismo.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Angra do Heroismo trip itinerary planning tool.

London, UK to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Azores Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lajes do Pico.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lajes do Pico

— 9 nights
Lajes do Pico is a municipality in the southern part of the Azores. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like atiPICO and Poca das Mujas. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Espaco Talassa, make a trip to Fort of Santa Catarina, admire the majestic nature at Parque Florestal de Sao Joao, and get great views at Vigia da Queimada.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lajes do Pico trip planner.

You can travel from Angra do Heroismo to Lajes do Pico in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will leave for Horta on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Lajes do Pico

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Horta

— 12 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Museu Scrimshaw and The Marina of Horta. Explore Horta's surroundings by going to Sao Roque do Pico (Lagoa do Capitao, Museu da Industria Baleeira, &more), Madalena (Picowines & Casa da Montanha) and Trilha de Vinhas (in Criacao Velha). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Matriz do Santissimo Salvador, examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos, and take in the awesome beauty at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico).

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Horta day trip app.

Travel from Lajes do Pico to Horta in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Ponta Delgada

— 17 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.
Kids will enjoy Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Parque Terra Nostra. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Mosteiros (Terra do Pico, Mosteiros Beach, &more), Furnas (OMIC - Observatorio Microbiano dos Acores, Poca Da Dona Beija, &more) and Sete Cidades (Sao Nicolau Church, Vista do Rei Miradouro, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo, don't miss a visit to Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ponta Delgada driving holiday planner.

Getting from Horta to Ponta Delgada by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Ponta Delgada can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Azores travel guide

4.4
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.

Pico travel guide

4.4
Wine Tours & Tastings · Mountains · Specialty Museums

Faial Island travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Marinas

Sao Miguel travel guide

4.3
Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Gardens
Green Island
Known as The Green Island, Sao Miguel is the largest of the nine islands of Azores and is considered a natural paradise. These islands were discovered in the 15th century and, according to myth, are reputed to be part of the lost empire of Atlantis. Sao Miguel's most prominent feature is a set of twin lakes, one of which is blue and the other green. Visitors also enjoy the island's park, golf courses, beaches, mountains, marina, and ocean views. Stop for a look at the city's monuments and architecture, and experience the cobbled streets lined with a variety of restaurants, shops, bars, and cafes.