8 days in Azores Itinerary

8 days in Azores Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azores travel planner

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

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get outside with Praia dos Biscoitos, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then admire the striking features of Igreja da Misericordia, and finally see some colorful creatures with Octopus Diving Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Olaria de S. Bento, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Brasil, then explore the fascinating underground world of Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, and finally stop by Ceramica da Praia.

To plan Praia da Vitoria vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Valletta, Malta to Praia da Vitoria is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Valletta to Praia da Vitoria. Traveling from Valletta in September, you will find days in Praia da Vitoria are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can 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: Islet of Vila Franca do Campo (in Vila Franca do Campo) and Furnas (Caldeiras Vulcânicas, Poca Da Dona Beija, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, make a trip to Portas da Cidade, explore the activities along Furnas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada day trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Praia da Vitoria to Ponta Delgada. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · 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.