53 days in Azores Itinerary

53 days in Azores Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 15 nights
2
Horta, Faial Island
— 13 nights
3
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 13 nights
4
Faja Grande, Flores
— 10 nights

15
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes and Salto do Prego. Get some historical perspective at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao and Nossa Senhora da Paz. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Praia Da Amora (in Vila Franca do Campo), Nordeste (Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, Reserva Florestal de Recreio du Viveiro do Nordeste, &more) and Furnas (Jardim da Quenturas, Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas, &more). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, cast your line with a fishing tour, head outdoors with Jardim Antonio Borges, and admire the sheer force of Salto do Cabrito.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada road trip planning site.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Vilnius to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vilnius in April, expect Ponta Delgada to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Nordeste, Sete Cidades, Vila Franca do Campo
Find places to stay Apr 17 — May 2:
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Lagoa das Furnas ©
Lagoa das Furnas
Fishing Charters & Tours
Salto do Prego ©
Salto do Prego

13
nights
Horta, Faial Island

Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Popular historic sites such as Horta Regional Museum and Igreja Matriz do Santissimo Salvador are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Marina of Horta. Venture out of the city with trips to Sao Roque do Pico (Museu da Industria Baleeira, Centro de Interpretacao da Paisagem da Cultura da Vinha da Ilha do Pico, &more), Madalena (Picowines & Casa da Montanha) and Lajes do Pico (Parque Florestal de Sao Joao, Vigia da Queimada, &more). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, kick back and relax at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife, walk around Parque Florestal do Cabouco, and Head underground at Gruta das Torres.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Horta tour planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Horta in 4 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Horta are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Lajes do Pico, Sao Roque do Pico, Pico, Madalena, Faial Island
Find places to stay May 2 — 15:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico) ©
Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico)
Gruta das Torres ©
Gruta das Torres

13
nights
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia dos Biscoitos and Praia da Vitoria Old City. Visiting Ponta dos Biscoitos and Trilha de Misterios Negros will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, get outside with Gruta do Natal, get great views at Miradouro da Serra do Cume, and enjoy the sand and surf at Vitoria Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Angra do Heroismo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Horta to Angra do Heroismo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. You'll set off for Faja Grande on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Terceira, Porto Judeu, Baias da Agualva, Ponta dos Biscoitos
Find places to stay May 15 — 28:
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Photography Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia dos Biscoitos ©
Praia dos Biscoitos

10
nights
Faja Grande, Flores

Faja Grande ©
Visiting Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau and Rocha dos Bordoes will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro and Morro Alto and Pico do Se Natural Forest Reserve.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Faja Grande trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Angra do Heroismo to Faja Grande. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Faja Grande

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Santa Cruz das Flores, Lajes das Flores, Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 7:
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Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau ©
Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau
Rocha dos Bordoes ©
Rocha dos Bordoes

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