11 days in Azores Itinerary

11 days in Azores Itinerary

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11 days in Azores Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Horta, Faial Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Santo Antonio, Pico
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Boston

1
night
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. On the 18th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw, explore the galleries of Horta Regional Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Porto Pim. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Angustias, take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Barbara, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Horta day trip planning app .

Boston, USA to Horta is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Azores Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. In August in Horta, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santo Antonio.

Things to do in Horta

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Museu Scrimshaw ©
Museu Scrimshaw
Caldeira ©
Caldeira
Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim

1
night
Santo Antonio, Pico

Santo Antonio ©
On the 20th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), then identify plant and animal life at Reserva Florestal de Recreio da Prainha, and then learn about winemaking at Adega A Buraca.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Santo Antonio trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Horta to Santo Antonio in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time 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

1
night
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. On the 21st (Tue), get great views at Serra de Santa Barbara Lookout, pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, then get great views at Monte Brasil, then take in nature's colorful creations at Duque da Terceira Garden, and finally fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Museu de Angra do Heroismo, then Head underground at Algar do Carvao, and then identify plant and animal life at Furnas do Enxofre.

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You can drive from Santo Antonio to Angra do Heroismo in 6 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

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

5
nights
Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel

Ribeira Grande ©
Take a break from the city and head to Praia de Santa Barbara and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visit Igreja do Santo Cristo and Nossa Senhora da Paz for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Ribeira Grande side-trips: Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija, Terra Nostra Gardens, & more).

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ribeira Grande online route builder .

Explore your travel options from Angra do Heroismo to Ribeira Grande with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Ribeira Grande are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to 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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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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