32 days in Azores Itinerary

32 days in Azores Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 13 nights
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 8 nights
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Horta, Faial Island
— 6 nights
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Madalena, Pico
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 13 nights
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 find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Sete Cidades (Lagoa Verde / Lagoa das Sete Cidades & Sao Nicolau Church), Vila Franca do Campo (Castelo Branco & Islet of Vila Franca do Campo) and Furnas (Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, Caldeiras Vulcânicas, &more). Spend the 19th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, and get a dose of the wild on Azores Magic Tours.

Plan my day in Ponta Delgada using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Santa Cruz to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Cruz to Ponta Delgada is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Santa Cruz in March, plan for slightly colder days in Ponta Delgada, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

— 8 nights
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. Go for a jaunt from Angra do Heroismo to Cabo Da Praia to see Ceramica da Praia about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Brasil, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Rua da Se, and get great views at Miradouro da Serra do Cume.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Angra do Heroismo trip planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Angra do Heroismo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 5:

Horta, Faial Island

— 6 nights
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Horta is known for museums, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw, go for a stroll along the water at The Marina of Horta, head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos, and get great views at Miradouro de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Horta day trip planner.

Getting from Angra do Heroismo to Horta by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Madalena.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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Find places to stay Apr 5 — 11:

Madalena, Pico

— 4 nights
Madalena is a municipality along the western coast of the island of Pico, in the Portuguese Azores. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madalena: Lagoa do Capitao (in Sao Roque do Pico) and Lajes do Pico (Physio(e)motion, Vigia da Queimada, &more). And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at Tripix Azores, hike along Trilha de Vinhas, identify plant and animal life at Reserva Florestal de Recreio da Prainha, and look for gifts at Adega A Buraca.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madalena road trip planner.

Getting from Horta to Madalena by journey takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madalena

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife

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Azores travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Mountain Island
Composed of nine volcanic islands scattered in the Atlantic some 1,300 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, the Azores represent one of Europe's remotest vacation destinations. Settled sporadically over a span of several centuries, the islands in this archipelago retain much of their isolated feel, each one boasting its own distinct culture, dialect, and cuisine. Long overlooked by even the most adventurous travelers, the islands now surprise a growing number of visitors with their lavish natural beauty, good roads, and hospitable towns providing comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Place the island of Pico at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's highest mountain, a picture-perfect volcanic cone rising above a landscape of World Heritage-listed vineyards.