21 days in Azores Itinerary

21 days in Azores Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
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Terceira
— 3 nights
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Lajes do Pico, Pico
— 2 nights
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Horta, Faial Island
— 4 nights
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Flores
— 3 nights
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Povoacao, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao and Igreja do Santo Cristo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jardim Antonio Borges and Praia de Santa Barbara. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores, explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Carvao, look for gifts at Fábrica De Licores - Eduardo Ferreira & Filhos, Lda., and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada online holiday planner.

Rome, Italy to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rome to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Ponta Delgada hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Terceira.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Igreja do Santo Cristo ©
Igreja do Santo Cristo
Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara
Jardim Antonio Borges ©
Jardim Antonio Borges

3
nights
Terceira

Terceira ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rua da Se and Se Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Gruta do Natal and Museu do Vinho.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Terceira online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ponta Delgada to Terceira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lajes do Pico.

Things to do in Terceira

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se
Praia dos Biscoitos ©
Praia dos Biscoitos
Gruta do Natal ©
Gruta do Natal

2
nights
Lajes do Pico, Pico

Lajes do Pico ©
Lajes do Pico is a municipality in the southern part of the Azores. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum), Head underground at Gruta das Torres, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), and finally make a trip to Fort of Santa Catarina.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lajes do Pico road trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Terceira to Lajes do Pico. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 69°F. You will leave for Horta on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Lajes do Pico

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum) ©
Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum)
Gruta das Torres ©
Gruta das Torres
Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico) ©
Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico)

4
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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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vulcão dos Capelinhos and Scuba & Snorkeling. Visit Praia do Porto Pim and Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: go for a stroll along the water at The Marina of Horta, see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw, explore the galleries of Horta Regional Museum, and head outdoors with Parque Florestal do Capelo.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Horta online travel planner.

Traveling by journey from Lajes do Pico to Horta takes 2 hours. August in Horta sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Flores.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

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Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim
Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife ©
Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife
Vulcão dos Capelinhos ©
Vulcão dos Capelinhos

3
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Flores

Flores ©
Flores is known for nature, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Faja Grande.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Flores itinerary maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Horta to Flores. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 68°F. You'll set off for Povoacao on the 1st (Wed).
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:
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Faja Grande ©
Faja Grande

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Povoacao, Sao Miguel

Povoacao ©
Povoação is a municipality located in the southeastern corner of the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): go for a walk through Farol do Arnel, get great views at Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego, then identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes, then look and learn at Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Lagoa das Furnas. Keep things going the next day: hike along Salto do Prego, admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra, then explore the striking landscape at Poca Da Dona Beija, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Povoacao online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Flores to Povoacao. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Povoacao

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
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Farol do Arnel ©
Farol do Arnel
Lagoa das Furnas ©
Lagoa das Furnas
Salto do Prego ©
Salto do Prego

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