14 days in Azores Itinerary

14 days in Azores Itinerary

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14 days in Azores Itinerary

Start: Florence
Fly + Drive:  21​h
1
Horta, Faial Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  10​h 30​min
End: Florence

5
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia do Porto Pim and Swim with Dolphins. Go for a jaunt from Horta to Lajes do Pico to see Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum) about 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: choose your vessel at Sailazores Yacht Charter, explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta das Torres, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico).

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Horta day trip app .

Florence, Italy to Horta is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Azores Time (AZOT) is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in October since evenings lows in Horta dip to 20°C. You will leave for Ponta Delgada on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Horta

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pico, Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum), Vulcão dos Capelinhos
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Vulcão dos Capelinhos ©
Vulcão dos Capelinhos
Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim
Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico) ©
Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico)

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores and Lagoa das Furnas. When in Ponta Delgada, make a side trip to see Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre in Furnas, approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: trek along Salto do Prego, kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, explore the activities along Lagoas Empadadas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada road trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Horta to Ponta Delgada. October in Ponta Delgada sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas, Salto do Prego, Nossa Senhora da Paz
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Ponta da Ferraria Ferraria ©
Ponta da Ferraria Ferraria
Lagoas Empadadas ©
Lagoas Empadadas
Igreja do Santo Cristo ©
Igreja do Santo Cristo

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