14 days in Azores Itinerary

14 days in Azores Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azores journey planner

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Furnas, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
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Horta, Faial Island
— 3 nights
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Madalena, Pico
— 2 nights
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Praia da Vitoria, Terceira
— 2 nights
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Drive to Lajes Airport, Fly to João Paulo II Airport, Drive to Sete Cidades
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Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Drive to João Paulo II Airport, Fly to Milan

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Furnas, Sao Miguel

— 3 nights
Visiting Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL and Furnas will get you outdoors.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Furnas road trip planning tool.

Milan, Italy to Furnas is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Azores Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Milan in September since evenings lows in Furnas dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Horta.

Things to do in Furnas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Horta, Faial Island

— 3 nights
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Step out of the city life by going to Dive Azores and Caldeira. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Pim Bay, examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos, stroll through Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife, and step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Horta itinerary maker.

Fly from Furnas to Horta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Horta can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Madalena.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

Madalena, Pico

— 2 nights
Madalena is a municipality along the western coast of the island of Pico, in the Portuguese Azores. On the 11th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with Twin peaks diving center and then take in the awesome beauty at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico). Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Gruta das Torres and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tripix Azores.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Madalena tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Horta to Madalena by journey takes about an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Madalena can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Praia da Vitoria.

Things to do in Madalena

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Praia da Vitoria, Terceira

— 2 nights
On the 13th (Mon), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then head outdoors with Octopus Diving Center, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Junco. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Brasil, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Praia da Vitoria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Madalena to Praia da Vitoria takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Praia da Vitoria can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sete Cidades.

Things to do in Praia da Vitoria

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Paroquial das Sete Cidades, get up close to creatures of the deep with Terra do Pico, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mosteiros Beach. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint and then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Sete Cidades trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Praia da Vitoria to Sete Cidades with the Route module. September in Sete Cidades sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sete Cidades

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

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.