14 days in Azores Itinerary

14 days in Azores Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 6 nights
Fly to Terceira, Taxi to Terceira
— 3 nights
Horta, Faial Island
— 3 nights


Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 6 nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao and Igreja do Santo Cristo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes and Farol do Arnel. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija, Jose do Canto Forest Garden, &more) and Islet of Vila Franca do Campo (in Vila Franca do Campo). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Praia de Santa Barbara, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada road trip planning tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brussels to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in August, expect Ponta Delgada to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Terceira.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Furnas do Enxofre, then get to know the fascinating history of Rua da Se, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral, and finally stroll through Monte Brasil. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Praca Velha, Head underground at Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Da Misericordia, and finally tour the water at your own pace with Sailtours Yacht Charter.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Terceira visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ponta Delgada to Terceira takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Terceira

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
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Horta, Faial Island

— 3 nights
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 Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico) and Praia do Porto Pim. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Vulcão dos Capelinhos and Gruta das Torres. On the 27th (Fri), spend a cool day on the water with Sailazores Yacht Charter. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw and take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Horta trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Terceira to Horta by car takes about 7 hours. August in Horta sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Azores travel guide

Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Mountain Island
Composed of nine volcanic islands scattered in the Atlantic some 1,300 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, the Azores represent one of Europe's remotest vacation destinations. Settled sporadically over a span of several centuries, the islands in this archipelago retain much of their isolated feel, each one boasting its own distinct culture, dialect, and cuisine. Long overlooked by even the most adventurous travelers, the islands now surprise a growing number of visitors with their lavish natural beauty, good roads, and hospitable towns providing comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Place the island of Pico at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's highest mountain, a picture-perfect volcanic cone rising above a landscape of World Heritage-listed vineyards.