13 days in Azores Itinerary

13 days in Azores Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Krakow
Fly + Drive:  16 h 30 min
1
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Lajes do Pico, Pico
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Madalena, Pico
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
4
Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores
— 1 night
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Krakow

4
nights
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

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. Step out of Angra do Heroismo with an excursion to Ceramica da Praia in Cabo Da Praia--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Angra do Heroismo, get great views at Miradouro da Serra do Cume, and stroll around Duke of Terceira Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Angra do Heroismo day trip planning site.

Krakow, Poland to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Krakow to Angra do Heroismo due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lajes do Pico.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Baias da Agualva, Ponta dos Biscoitos, Furnas do Enxofre, Ceramica da Praia
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Swim with Dolphins
Duke of Terceira Garden ©
Duke of Terceira Garden
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral

1
day
Lajes do Pico, Pico

Lajes do Pico ©
Lajes do Pico is a municipality in the southern part of the Azores. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Parque Florestal de Sao Joao, stroll through Ponta do Admoiro, and then examine the collection at Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum).

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lajes do Pico trip planning site.

You can drive from Angra do Heroismo to Lajes do Pico in 6 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Madalena.

Things to do in Lajes do Pico

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Parque Florestal de Sao Joao ©
Parque Florestal de Sao Joao
Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum) ©
Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum)

3
nights
Madalena, Pico

Madalena ©
Madalena is a municipality along the western coast of the island of Pico, in the Portuguese Azores. Go for a jaunt from Madalena to Sao Roque do Pico to see Museu da Industria Baleeira about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), learn about winemaking at Picowines, identify plant and animal life at Reserva Florestal de Recreio da Prainha, and explore the activities along Lagoa do Capitao.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Madalena online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lajes do Pico to Madalena by car takes about an hour. August in Madalena sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Cruz das Flores.

Things to do in Madalena

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Roque do Pico, Pico, Trilha de Vinhas
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Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico) ©
Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico)
Gruta das Torres ©
Gruta das Torres
Trilha de Vinhas ©
Trilha de Vinhas

1
night
Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores

Santa Cruz das Flores ©
Santa Cruz das Flores is a municipality situated in the north half of the island of Flores, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau, then make a trip to Faja Grande, and then take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Monte das Cruzes. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao, then take in the dramatic natural features at Rocha dos Bordoes, then explore the activities along Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, and finally identify plant and animal life at Morro Alto and Pico do Se Natural Forest Reserve.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz das Flores online itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Madalena to Santa Cruz das Flores. August in Santa Cruz das Flores sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz das Flores

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, Rocha dos Bordoes, Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau
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Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau ©
Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau
Faja Grande ©
Faja Grande
Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao ©
Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao

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