11 days in Azores Itinerary

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Fly to Lajes Airport, Drive to Praia da Vitoria
Praia da Vitoria, Terceira
— 2 nights
Sao Jorge
— 1 night
Horta, Faial Island
— 3 nights
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights


Praia da Vitoria, Terceira — 2 nights

On the 9th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll around Duke of Terceira Garden, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Angra do Heroismo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Da Misericordia. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Serra do Cume, then find something for the whole family at Praia da Vitoria Old City, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vitoria Beach.

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Pittsburgh, USA to Praia da Vitoria is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Pittsburgh to Praia da Vitoria is 4 hours. While traveling from Pittsburgh, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Praia da Vitoria, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sao Jorge.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks
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Sao Jorge — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get great views at Miradouro da Faja dos Cubres, admire the majestic nature at Reserva Florestal de Recreo de Macelas, take in the dramatic natural features at Arco Natural de Velas, then take in the awesome beauty at Ponta dos Rosais, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa do Parque de Sao Jorge.

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Traveling by journey from Praia da Vitoria to Sao Jorge takes 5 hours. In March in Sao Jorge, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Horta.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico) and The Marina of Horta. Get in touch with nature at Praia do Porto Pim and Vulcão dos Capelinhos. Explore Horta's surroundings by going to Picowines (in Madalena) and Lagoa do Capitao (in Sao Roque do Pico). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife, see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos, get great views at Miradouro da Ribeira das Cabras, and Head underground at Gruta das Torres.

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Getting from Sao Jorge to Horta by journey takes about 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Horta are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Ponta Delgada.
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 4 nights

As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island.
You'll get in some beach time at Mosteiros Beach and Praia de Santa Barbara. Step out of the city life by going to Off-Road Tours and Piscinas Naturais. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas & Pico do Ferro Viewpoint) and Islet of Vila Franca do Campo (in Vila Franca do Campo). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Azores Magic Tours, get great views at Miradouro de Santa Iria, hike along Salto do Prego, and pause for some photo ops at Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral.

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You can fly from Horta to Ponta Delgada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. March in Ponta Delgada sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
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Azores travel guide

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.