8 days in Azores Itinerary

8 days in Azores Itinerary

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8 days in Azores Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

2
nights
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

Angra do Heroismo ©
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Vitoria Beach and Alto da Memoria. Popular historic sites such as Rua da Se and Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta dos Biscoitos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Escaleiras Beach, admire the striking features of Palacio dos Capitaes Generais, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Da Misericordia.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Angra do Heroismo tour itinerary planning tool .

Lisbon to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Azores Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Ponta dos Biscoitos, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara
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Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se
Photography Tours
Vitoria Beach ©
Vitoria Beach

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pinhal da Paz and Jose do Canto Forest Garden. Visit Farol Ponta do Arnel and Igreja de Sao Jose for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Mosteiros (Natural Pool & Mosteiros Beach) and Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego (in Nordeste). The adventure continues: get outside with Lagoa do Congro, trek along Salto do Prego, explore the activities along Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores, and get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Angra do Heroismo to Ponta Delgada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October in Ponta Delgada, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Nordeste, Sao Miguel, Mosteiros, Lagoa do Congro, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Salto do Prego ©
Salto do Prego
Jose do Canto Forest Garden ©
Jose do Canto Forest Garden

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