11 days in Azores Itinerary

11 days in Azores Itinerary

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11 days in Azores Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Horta, Faial Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Toronto

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Praia de Santa Barbara and Piscinas Naturais. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Praia Calhau D'Areia (in Ribeira Grande), Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros) and Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija, Parque Terra Nostra, & more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, look and learn at Santana Astronomical Observatory, make a trip to Portas da Cidade, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Ponta Delgada, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Ponta Delgada, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Horta.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Mosteiros, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Santana Astronomical Observatory ©
Santana Astronomical Observatory

2
nights
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 6th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Igreja Matriz do Santissimo Salvador, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Porto Pim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira, then make a trip to Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Angustias, then step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, and finally examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Horta online tour planner .

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Horta by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Vulcão dos Capelinhos
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Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim
Museu Scrimshaw ©
Museu Scrimshaw

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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Praia da Vitoria Old City, stroll through Vitoria Beach, and then kick back and relax at Escaleiras Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Brasil, pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, then walk around Duque da Terceira Garden, and finally Head underground at Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Angra do Heroismo trip planner.

Fly from Horta to Angra do Heroismo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional
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Vitoria Beach ©
Vitoria Beach
Escaleiras Beach ©
Escaleiras Beach
Monte Brasil ©
Monte Brasil

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