8 days in Azores Itinerary

8 days in Azores Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azores route planner

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Fly to Lajes Airport, Drive to Praia da Vitoria
Praia da Vitoria, Terceira
— 2 nights
Drive to Lajes Airport, Fly to João Paulo II Airport
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights


Praia da Vitoria, Terceira

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Brasil, ponder the world of politics at Camara Municipal de Angra do Heroismo, then Head underground at Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, and finally take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Serra do Cume. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Angra do Heroismo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, then stroll around Duke of Terceira Garden, and finally make a trip to Alto da Memoria.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Praia da Vitoria trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Praia da Vitoria is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is 4 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Toronto in January: high temperatures in Praia da Vitoria hover around 20°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Praia da Vitoria

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Vista do Rei Miradouro (in Sete Cidades), Furnas (Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas, Parque Terra Nostra, &more) and Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, admire the sheer force of Salto do Cabrito, and explore the activities along Furnas.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Praia da Vitoria to Ponta Delgada. In January, daytime highs in Ponta Delgada are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.