53 days in Azores Itinerary

53 days in Azores Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 15 nights
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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 Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao. Get some historical perspective at Igreja do Santo Cristo and Farol do Arnel. 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). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto do Cabrito, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Paz, cast your line with a fishing tour, and head outdoors with Jardim Antonio Borges.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada route planner.

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) to allow time to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Furnas, Sete Cidades, Nordeste, Sao Miguel, Vila Franca do Campo
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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 Madalena (Picowines & Casa da Montanha), Sao Roque do Pico (Museu da Industria Baleeira, Centro de Interpretacao da Paisagem da Cultura da Vinha da Ilha do Pico, &more) 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 Ponta dos Biscoitos. Visiting Photography Tours and Vitoria Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao, get outside with Gruta do Natal, get great views at Miradouro da Serra do Cume, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio dos Capitaes Generais.

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, Ponta dos Biscoitos, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara
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 Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Faja Grande and Lighthouse of Ponta do Albernaz.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Faja Grande online vacation maker.

Explore your travel options from Angra do Heroismo to Faja Grande with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Faja Grande are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Sun).

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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