8 days in Azores Itinerary

8 days in Azores Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 7 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.
Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija, Caldeiras Vulcânicas, &more). Spend the 13th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, relax in the rural setting at Arruda Pineapple Plantation, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada visit app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Amsterdam in July since evenings lows in Ponta Delgada dip to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

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.