14 days in Azores Itinerary

14 days in Azores Itinerary

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14 days in Azores Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Horta, Faial Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 7 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

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. Angra do Heroismo is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Monte Brasil, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, Head underground at Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, and make a trip to Miradouro Do Facho.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Angra do Heroismo route maker tool .

Washington DC, USA to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Angra do Heroismo, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Terceira, Baias da Agualva
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Swim with Dolphins
Monte Brasil ©
Monte Brasil

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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get great views at Miradouro de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw, then take in the waterfront activity at The Marina of Horta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Matriz do Santissimo Salvador. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape at Caldeira, and then step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Horta day trip planning app .

Getting from Angra do Heroismo to Horta by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Vulcão dos Capelinhos
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Vulcão dos Capelinhos ©
Vulcão dos Capelinhos
Museu Scrimshaw ©
Museu Scrimshaw
Caldeira ©
Caldeira

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Furnas (Caldeiras Vulcânicas, Poca Da Dona Beija, & more) and The Farm (in Achadinha). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas, take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada travel route builder website .

You can fly from Horta to Ponta Delgada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in April, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Ribeira Grande, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, The Farm (by AMAGO)
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Parque Terra Nostra ©
Parque Terra Nostra

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