11 days in Azores Itinerary

11 days in Azores Itinerary

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11 days in Azores Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Sao Roque do Pico, Pico
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Horta, Faial Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  9​h 15​min
4
Furnas, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Lisbon

1
night
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

Angra do Heroismo ©
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. On the 26th (Fri), stroll through Monte Brasil, get to know the fascinating history of Rua da Se, and then stop by Atlantic Souvenir. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at Duque de Braganca Market, then take in nature's colorful creations at Duque da Terceira Garden, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Algar do Carvao.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Angra do Heroismo day trip planning website .

Lisbon to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Azores Time (AZOT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sao Roque do Pico.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional
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Monte Brasil ©
Monte Brasil
Swim with Dolphins

1
day
Sao Roque do Pico, Pico

Sao Roque do Pico ©
São Roque do Pico is a municipality in the northern part of the island of Pico, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Parque Florestal de Sao Joao, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta do Admoiro, and then stroll through Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico).

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sao Roque do Pico trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Angra do Heroismo to Sao Roque do Pico takes 6.5 hours. October in Sao Roque do Pico sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Sao Roque do Pico

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Lajes do Pico, Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico)
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Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico) ©
Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico)
Parque Florestal de Sao Joao ©
Parque Florestal de Sao Joao

3
nights
Horta, Faial Island

Horta ©
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Visiting Caldeira and Swim with Dolphins will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos, take in the waterfront activity at The Marina of Horta, see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw, and enjoy the sand and surf at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Horta online visit planner .

Drive from Sao Roque do Pico to Horta in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Furnas.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Vulcão dos Capelinhos, Piscinas Naturais do Varadouro
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Caldeira ©
Caldeira
Vulcão dos Capelinhos ©
Vulcão dos Capelinhos
Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim

2
nights
Furnas, Sao Miguel

Furnas ©
Escape the urban bustle at Lagoa do Fogo and Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas. Venture out of the city with trips to Maria dos Anjos Melo House Museum (in Ribeira Cha) and Ribeira Grande (Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha & Caldeira Velha).

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Furnas trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Horta to Furnas. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sete Cidades.

Things to do in Furnas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Maria dos Anjos Melo House Museum, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre
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Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo

2
nights
Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel

Sete Cidades ©
On the 4th (Sun), take a memorable tour with Tours and then explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sete Cidades trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Furnas to Sete Cidades takes 1.5 hours. November in Sete Cidades sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sete Cidades

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ponta Delgada, Caldeira das Sete Cidades
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

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