11 days in Azores Itinerary

11 days in Azores Itinerary

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Horta, Faial Island
— 1 night
2
Santo Antonio, Pico
— 1 night
3
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 1 night
4
Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights

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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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw, thentake an in-depth tour of Horta Regional Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Porto Pim. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Angustias, explore the striking landscape at Caldeira, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Barbara, and finally kick back and relax at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Horta trip maker site.

Boston, USA to Horta is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Boston to Horta, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In August in Horta, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santo Antonio.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Museu Scrimshaw ©
Museu Scrimshaw
Caldeira ©
Caldeira
Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim

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Santo Antonio, Pico

Santo Antonio ©
On the 20th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), identify plant and animal life at Reserva Florestal de Recreio da Prainha, and then look for gifts at Adega A Buraca.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santo Antonio trip maker website.

Getting from Horta to Santo Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Santo Antonio are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Santo Antonio

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Reserva Florestal de Recreio da Prainha, Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico)
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Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico) ©
Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico)
Adega A Buraca ©
Adega A Buraca

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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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get great views at Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara, pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, thenstroll through Monte Brasil, thenwalk around Duke of Terceira Garden, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Angra do Heroismo, Head underground at Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, and then identify plant and animal life at Furnas do Enxofre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Angra do Heroismo trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Santo Antonio to Angra do Heroismo takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ribeira Grande.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Furnas do Enxofre, Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional
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Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional ©
Swim with Dolphins
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral

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nights
Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel

Ribeira Grande ©
Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja do Santo Cristo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Praia de Santa Barbara. Venture out of the city with trips to Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija & Parque Terra Nostra).

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Ribeira Grande attractions planner.

Getting from Angra do Heroismo to Ribeira Grande by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ribeira Grande

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Furnas, Nossa Senhora da Paz
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Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija

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