19 days in Azores Itinerary

19 days in Azores Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 6 nights
2
Horta, Faial Island
— 2 nights
3
Praia do Norte, Faial Island
— 1 night
4
Madalena
— 1 night
5
Lajes do Pico
— 1 night
6
Santa Cruz das Flores
— 1 night
7
Angra do Heroismo
— 3 nights
8
Lajes das Flores
— 1 night

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Boca do Inferno Viewpoint. Venture out of the city with trips to 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. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo, appreciate the history behind Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Santa Barbara.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada trip builder tool.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Petersburg in August; daily highs in Ponta Delgada reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, Salto do Prego
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Fishing Charters & Tours
Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara

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 Jardim Botanico do Faial, Ponta Furada, Praia do Porto Pim, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Matriz do Santissimo Salvador, admire the landmark architecture of Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Angustias, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Ribeira das Cabras, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico do Faial, thenget outside with Parque Florestal do Capelo, and finally head outdoors with Ponta Furada. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Horta holiday builder app.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Horta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Horta can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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
Scuba & Snorkeling

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): head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos, thenexplore the striking landscape at Morro de Castelo Branco, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Baia da Ribeira das Cabras.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Praia do Norte trip planner.

Praia do Norte is just a short distance from Horta. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Madalena.

Things to do in Praia do Norte

Parks Nature Trails

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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): gain a rich perspective with Tripix Azores, do a tasting at Picowines, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trilha de Vinhas.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Madalena trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Praia do Norte to Madalena. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lajes do Pico.

Things to do in Madalena

Outdoors Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Lajes do Pico

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

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lajes do Pico travel route planner.

You can drive from Madalena to Lajes do Pico in an hour. September in Lajes do Pico sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can 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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Ponta do Admoiro ©
Ponta do Admoiro
Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum) ©
Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum)
Lagoa do Capitao ©
Lagoa do Capitao

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): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau, make a trip to Faja Grande, and then take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Monte das Cruzes.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz das Flores trip site.

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 °C, while at night they dip to °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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Duke of Terceira Garden and Baias da Agualva. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Serra do Cume, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral, stroll through Escaleiras Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Angra do Heroismo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Cruz das Flores to Angra do Heroismo. 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, Piscinas Naturais das Quatro Ribeiras, Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, Baias da Agualva
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Baias da Agualva ©
Baias da Agualva
Duke of Terceira Garden ©
Duke of Terceira Garden
Miradouro da Serra do Cume ©
Miradouro da Serra do Cume

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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to Faja de Lopo Vaz, thenexplore the activities along Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, thenget great views at Miradouro do Lajedo, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Rocha dos Bordoes. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Igreja Matriz da Lomba.

Make your Lajes das Flores itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Angra do Heroismo to Lajes das Flores. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for 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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