8 days in Azores Itinerary

8 days in Azores Itinerary

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Fly to Lajes Airport, Drive to Praia da Vitoria
Praia da Vitoria, Terceira
— 2 nights
Drive to Lajes Airport, Fly to Ponta Delgada
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights


Praia da Vitoria, Terceira

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get outside with Praia dos Biscoitos, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Igreja da Misericordia, and finally see some colorful creatures with Octopus Diving Center. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Olaria de S. Bento, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Brasil, then explore the fascinating underground world of Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, and finally look for gifts at Ceramica da Praia.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Praia da Vitoria itinerary builder.

Valletta, Malta to Praia da Vitoria is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Valletta in July, expect Praia da Vitoria to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Praia da Vitoria

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Caldeiras Vulcânicas, Poca Da Dona Beija, &more) and Islet of Vila Franca do Campo (in Vila Franca do Campo). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Viewpoint of the Ridge, and don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Praia da Vitoria to Ponta Delgada. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Azores travel guide

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.