14 days in Azores Itinerary

14 days in Azores Itinerary

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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 1 night
2
Horta, Faial Island
— 2 nights
3
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 7 nights

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Serra do Cume, explore the fascinating underground world of Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, stroll around Duke of Terceira Garden, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Brasil, and finally get great views at Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at Camara Municipal de Angra do Heroismo, thenhead outdoors with Gruta do Natal, thenbrowse the fresh offerings at Duque de Braganca Market, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Angra do Heroismo online vacation builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Azores Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Miradouro da Serra do Cume, Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional
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Swim with Dolphins
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral
Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional ©

2
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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. Step out of Horta to go to Madalena and see Picowines, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico do Faial, and take in the awesome beauty at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico).

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Horta attractions planning app.

You can fly from Angra do Heroismo to Horta in 4 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Vulcão dos Capelinhos, Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), Picowines
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Caldeira ©
Caldeira
Vulcão dos Capelinhos ©
Vulcão dos Capelinhos
Museu Scrimshaw ©
Museu Scrimshaw

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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 (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nossa Senhora da Paz, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Horta to Ponta Delgada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Ponta Delgada are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Furnas, Vila Franca do Campo, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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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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