19 days in Azores Itinerary

19 days in Azores Itinerary

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19 days in Azores Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Horta, Faial Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Praia do Norte, Faial Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Madalena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Lajes do Pico
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
6
Santa Cruz das Flores
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Angra do Heroismo
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Lajes das Flores
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: St. Petersburg

6
nights
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

Ponta Delgada ©
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Salto do Prego. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Pico do Ferro Viewpoint (in Furnas) and Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego (in Nordeste). Spend the 25th (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Spend the 27th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Santa Barbara, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, head outdoors with Jardim Antonio Borges, and get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada journey site .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Ponta Delgada: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego, Salto do Prego, Pico do Ferro Viewpoint
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo

2
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. You've added Faial Botanical Garden, Ponta Furada, Praia do Porto Pim, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Igreja Matriz do Santissimo Salvador, make a trip to Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Angustias, get great views at Miradouro da Ribeira das Cabras, admire the natural beauty at Faial Botanical Garden, then head outdoors with Parque Florestal do Capelo, and finally get outside with Ponta Furada. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Horta trip planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Horta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August in Horta, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Praia do Norte.

Things to do in Horta

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Vulcão dos Capelinhos
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Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim
Vulcão dos Capelinhos ©
Vulcão dos Capelinhos
Museu Scrimshaw ©
Museu Scrimshaw

1
night
Praia do Norte, Faial Island

Praia do Norte ©
Praia do Norte is a civil parish of the municipality of Horta, located along the northern coast between Cedros and Capelo, on the Portuguese island of Faial, in the archipelago of the Azores. Morro de Castelo Branco has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, then trek along Morro de Castelo Branco, and then explore the activities along Baia da Ribeira das Cabras.

Before you visit Praia do Norte, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Praia do Norte is just a short distance from Horta. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Madalena.

Things to do in Praia do Norte

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Faial Island
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Vulcão dos Capelinhos ©
Vulcão dos Capelinhos

1
night
Madalena

Madalena ©
Madalena is a municipality along the western coast of the island of Pico, in the Portuguese Azores. You've now added Tripix Azores to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Tue), indulge your senses at Tripix Azores, then learn about winemaking at Picowines, and then trek along Trilha de Vinhas.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Madalena trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Praia do Norte to Madalena in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Lajes do Pico.

Things to do in Madalena

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trilha de Vinhas, Tripix Azores
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Trilha de Vinhas ©
Trilha de Vinhas
Tripix Azores ©
Tripix Azores

1
night
Lajes do Pico

Lajes do Pico ©
Lajes do Pico is a municipality in the southern part of the Azores. On the 3rd (Tue), explore the activities along Lagoa do Capitao and then get great views at Vigia da Queimada.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lajes do Pico online trip planner .

You can drive from Madalena to Lajes do Pico in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz das Flores.

Things to do in Lajes do Pico

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lagoa do Capitao
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Lagoa do Capitao ©
Lagoa do Capitao
Vigia da Queimada ©
Vigia da Queimada

1
night
Santa Cruz das 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 5th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau, make a trip to Faja Grande, and then get great views at Miradouro do Monte das Cruzes.

Plan trip to Santa Cruz das Flores with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lajes do Pico to Santa Cruz das Flores. In September, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz das Flores can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Santa Cruz das Flores

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau
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Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau ©
Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau
Faja Grande ©
Faja Grande
Miradouro do Monte das Cruzes ©
Miradouro do Monte das Cruzes

3
nights
Angra do Heroismo

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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piscinas Naturais das Quatro Ribeiras and Miradouro da Serra do Cume. When in Angra do Heroismo, make a side trip to see Lagoa do Junco in Praia da Vitoria, approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Brasil, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista, hike along Baias da Agualva, and stroll through Escaleiras Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Angra do Heroismo vacation planner .

Explore your travel options from Santa Cruz das Flores to Angra do Heroismo with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lajes das Flores.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, Baias da Agualva, Piscinas Naturais das Quatro Ribeiras
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Monte Brasil ©
Monte Brasil
Duque da Terceira Garden ©
Duque da Terceira Garden
Museum of Angra do Heroismo ©
Museum of Angra do Heroismo

1
night
Lajes das Flores

Lajes das Flores ©
Lajes das Flores is a municipality in the western part of the Azores; it includes the southern part of the island of Flores. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get great views at Faja de Lopo Vaz, explore the activities along Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, then don't miss a visit to Miradouro do Lajedo, and finally explore the striking landscape at Rocha dos Bordoes. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Igreja Matriz da Lomba.

You can plan Lajes das Flores trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Angra do Heroismo to Lajes das Flores. In September in Lajes das Flores, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lajes das Flores

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro
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Rocha dos Bordoes ©
Rocha dos Bordoes
Faja de Lopo Vaz ©
Faja de Lopo Vaz
Miradouro do Lajedo ©
Miradouro do Lajedo

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