16 days in Azores Itinerary

16 days in Azores Itinerary

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Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19 h
1
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
Horta, Faial Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
3
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 7 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Jerusalem

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 (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Angra do Heroismo, Head underground at Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Furnas do Enxofre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Brasil, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral, thenstroll around Duke of Terceira Garden, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Angra do Heroismo online day trip planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is minus 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Furnas do Enxofre, Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional
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Swim with Dolphins
Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional ©
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral

3
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. Relax by the water at Praia do Porto Pim and Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife. Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira and Sailazores Yacht Charter. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw, go for a stroll along the water at The Marina of Horta, head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico).

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Horta travel route planner.

Getting from Angra do Heroismo to Horta by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), Vulcão dos Capelinhos
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:
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Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim
Caldeira ©
Caldeira
Vulcão dos Capelinhos ©
Vulcão dos Capelinhos

7
nights
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

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 a sense of the local culture at Igreja do Santo Cristo and Vila Franca Museum. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Poca Da Dona Beija will get you outdoors. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Caldeiras Vulcânicas & Parque Terra Nostra). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nossa Senhora da Paz.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip planning app.

You can fly from Horta to Ponta Delgada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Vila Franca do Campo, Ribeira Grande, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija

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