11 days in Azores Itinerary

11 days in Azores Itinerary

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Start: Lisbon
Fly + Bus:  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
+5
Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus:  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), take in the awesome beauty at Monte Brasil, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rua da Se, and then stop by Atlantic Souvenir. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, shop like a local with Duque de Braganca Market, then stroll around Duke of Terceira Garden, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Angra do Heroismo itinerary planning app.

Lisbon to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Angra do Heroismo is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sao Roque do Pico.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional
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Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional ©
Swim with Dolphins
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral

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. On the 28th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Parque Florestal de Sao Joao, stroll through Ponta do Admoiro, and then take some stellar pictures from Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico).

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Roque do Pico trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Angra do Heroismo to Sao Roque do Pico in 5.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Sao Roque do Pico can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car 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. Escape the urban bustle at Caldeira and Praia do Porto Pim. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos, examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw, enjoy the sand and surf at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife, and explore the activities along Piscinas Naturais do Varadouro.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Horta day trip planning website.

You can drive from Sao Roque do Pico to Horta in 1.5 hours. In October in Horta, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can 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 Poca Da Dona Beija and Lagoa das Furnas. Explore Furnas' surroundings by going to Maria dos Anjos Melo House Museum (in Ribeira Cha) and Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre (in Ribeira Grande).

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Furnas day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Horta to Furnas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. November in Furnas sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive 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 das Furnas ©
Lagoa das Furnas

2
nights
Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel

Sete Cidades ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

Plan a Sete Cidades trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Furnas to Sete Cidades takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sete Cidades

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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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