29 days in Azores Itinerary

29 days in Azores Itinerary

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Start: Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  3 h 30 min
1
Horta, Faial Island
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
3
Vila do Porto, Santa Maria
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 11 nights
End: Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

5
nights
Horta, Faial Island

Horta ©
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Horta: Reserva Florestal de Recreio da Prainha (in Sao Roque do Pico), atiPICO (in Lajes do Pico) and Trilha de Vinhas (in Criacao Velha). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira, take in the waterfront activity at The Marina of Horta, hike along Trilhos R, and make a trip to Moinho giratório de madeira na Conceição, Lomba.

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

Ponta Delgada to Horta is an approximately 3.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Horta can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Reserva Florestal de Recreio da Prainha, atiPICO, Trilha de Vinhas, Vulcão dos Capelinhos
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:
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Vulcão dos Capelinhos ©
Vulcão dos Capelinhos
Caldeira ©
Caldeira
Trilhos R ©
Trilhos R

7
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. When in Angra do Heroismo, make a side trip to see Ceramica da Praia in Cabo Da Praia, approximately Cabo Da Praia away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Brasil, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Barbara Church, trek along Baias da Agualva, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Angra do Heroismo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Angra do Heroismo travel route tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Horta to Angra do Heroismo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vila do Porto.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Terceira, Ceramica da Praia, Ponta dos Biscoitos, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 27:
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Swim with Dolphins
Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional ©
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral

5
nights
Vila do Porto, Santa Maria

Vila do Porto ©
Vila do Porto is the single municipality, the name of the main town and one of the civil parishes on the island of Santa Maria, in the Portuguese archipelago of Azores. Vila do Porto is known for wildlife, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Figueiral, take in the dramatic natural features at Ribeira do Maloas, get great views at Miradouro da Pedra Rija, and make a trip to Miradouro Sao Lourenco.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vila do Porto attractions planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Angra do Heroismo to Vila do Porto. In January, daytime highs in Vila do Porto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Vila do Porto

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Maria
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:
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Gruta do Figueiral ©
Gruta do Figueiral
Miradouro da Macela ©
Miradouro da Macela
Barreiro da Faneca ©
Barreiro da Faneca

11
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Vista do Rei Miradouro (in Sete Cidades), Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros) and Furnas (Caldeiras Vulcânicas, Parque Terra Nostra, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vila do Porto to Ponta Delgada takes 4 hours. In February, daytime highs in Ponta Delgada are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Vila Franca do Campo, Furnas, Sete Cidades
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 12:
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Parque Terra Nostra ©
Parque Terra Nostra
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija

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