9 days in Azores Itinerary

9 days in Azores Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 8 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Furnas (Caldeiras Vulcânicas, Parque Terra Nostra, &more) and Islet of Vila Franca do Campo (in Vila Franca do Campo). Spend the 28th (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, get outside with Jardim Antonio Borges, contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas, and relax in the rural setting at Arruda Pineapple Plantation.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ponta Delgada trip planning tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Ponta Delgada is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in November: highs in Ponta Delgada hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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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.