15 days in Azores Itinerary

15 days in Azores Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azores holiday planner

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 7 nights
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Horta, Faial Island
— 4 nights
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 3 nights
Drive to Lajes Airport, Fly to Katowice

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 7 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), Lagoa Verde / Lagoa das Sete Cidades (in Sete Cidades) and Islet of Vila Franca do Campo (in Vila Franca do Campo). Fill the 8th (Fri) with unforgettable perspectives with a canyoning and rapelling tour. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, and head outdoors with Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada road trip planning app.

Katowice, Poland to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Katowice to Ponta Delgada. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Katowice in July since evenings lows in Ponta Delgada dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly to Horta.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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Horta, Faial Island

— 4 nights
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. When in Horta, make a side trip to see atiPICO in Lajes do Pico, approximately Lajes do Pico away. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, get great views at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Horta route tool.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Horta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Horta sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

— 3 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. On the 16th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Serra do Cume, then pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Brasil, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Angra do Heroismo road trip planning site.

Getting from Horta to Angra do Heroismo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

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.