13 days in Lisbon & Azores Itinerary

13 days in Lisbon & Azores Itinerary

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13 days in Lisbon & Azores Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Lisbon
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Sao Jorge
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Horta, Faial Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

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hours
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Igreja de Sao Roque, and finally wander the streets of Belém Tower.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon road trip website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Lisbon is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Western European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Igreja de Sao Roque ©
Igreja de Sao Roque

4
nights
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. Explore hidden gems such as Swim with Dolphins and Baias da Agualva. Get in touch with nature at Monte Brasil and Piscina das Quatro Ribeiras. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Serra de Santa Barbara Interpretation Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Escaleiras Beach, trek along Misterios Negros Trail, and contemplate the long history of Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Angra do Heroismo trip planning app .

Fly from Lisbon to Angra do Heroismo in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Azores Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sao Jorge.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Terceira, Piscinas Naturais das Quatro Ribeiras, Baias da Agualva, Furnas do Enxofre
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Swim with Dolphins
Monte Brasil ©
Monte Brasil

2
nights
Sao Jorge

Sao Jorge ©
On the 27th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo, then explore the activities along Piscina Natural da Faja do Ouvidor, then immerse yourself in nature at Reserva Florestal de Recreo de Macelas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Barbara.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Sao Jorge road trip site .

Getting from Angra do Heroismo to Sao Jorge by car takes about 5 hours. In August in Sao Jorge, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Horta.

Things to do in Sao Jorge

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo ©
Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo
Igreja de Santa Barbara ©
Igreja de Santa Barbara

2
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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. On the 28th (Wed), examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw, take an in-depth tour of Horta Regional Museum, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally explore the striking landscape at Caldeira. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Piscinas Naturais do Varadouro, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Porto Pim.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Horta trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Sao Jorge to Horta takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Piscinas Naturais do Varadouro
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Caldeira ©
Caldeira
Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim

3
nights
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

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.
Get some cultural insight at Priolo Environmental Center and Igreja de Sao Jose. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Lagoa do Congro. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Caldeira das Furnas (in Furnas) and Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha, get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, get outside with Jardim Antonio Borges, and hike along Salto do Prego.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ponta Delgada itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Horta to Ponta Delgada with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Ponta Delgada can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Mosteiros Beach, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, Caldeiras Vulcânicas, Salto do Prego
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Caldeiras Vulcânicas ©
Caldeiras Vulcânicas
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach

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