19 days in Azores Itinerary

19 days in Azores Itinerary

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19 days in Azores Itinerary

Start: Hamilton, Bermuda
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Horta, Faial Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Sao Jorge
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
4
Nordeste, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Hamilton, Bermuda

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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museu da Industria Baleeira and Centro de Interpretacao da Paisagem da Cultura da Vinha da Ilha do Pico. You'll get in some beach time at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife and Praia do Porto Pim. Go for a jaunt from Horta to Criacao Velha to see Vinhas da Criacao Velha Trail about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Centre, take a memorable tour with Sailazores Yacht Charter, and step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Horta online journey planner .

Hamilton, Bermuda to Horta is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hamilton to Horta, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Horta is a bit cooler than Hamilton - with highs of 29°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sao Jorge.

Things to do in Horta

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Faial Island, Sao Roque do Pico, Trilha de Vinhas
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Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim
Museu da Industria Baleeira ©
Museu da Industria Baleeira

2
nights
Sao Jorge

Sao Jorge ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the activities along Simao Dias Natural Pool, explore the activities along Piscina Natural da Faja do Ouvidor, and then immerse yourself in nature at Reserva Florestal de Recreo de Macelas. On the next day, head outdoors with Parque Florestal das Sete Fontes, take in the dramatic natural features at Arco Natural de Velas, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sao Jorge tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Horta to Sao Jorge takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Sao Jorge

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo ©
Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo
Parque Florestal das Sete Fontes ©
Parque Florestal das Sete Fontes
Arco Natural de Velas ©
Arco Natural de Velas

4
nights
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

Angra do Heroismo ©
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rua da Se and Museu do Vinho. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Vitoria Beach and Escaleiras Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta dos Biscoitos, make a trip to Alto da Memoria, hike along Baias da Agualva, and learn more about the world around you at Serra de Santa Barbara Interpretation Centre.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Angra do Heroismo trip planning site .

You can drive from Sao Jorge to Angra do Heroismo in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nordeste.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara, Museu do Vinho, Ponta dos Biscoitos, Baias da Agualva
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Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se
Gruta do Natal ©
Gruta do Natal

2
nights
Nordeste, Sao Miguel

Nordeste ©
Nordeste is a municipality on the northeastern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores. On the 17th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salto do Prego. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Farol Ponta do Arnel, then identify plant and animal life at Priolo Environmental Center, then admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of Nossa Senhora das Victorias, and finally take a peaceful walk through Jose do Canto Forest Garden.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nordeste road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Angra do Heroismo to Nordeste. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Nordeste

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Salto do Prego
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Salto do Prego ©
Salto do Prego
Jose do Canto Forest Garden ©
Jose do Canto Forest Garden
Farol Ponta do Arnel ©
Farol Ponta do Arnel

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pinhal da Paz and Natural Pool. Visiting Mosteiros Beach and Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores will get you outdoors. Step out of Ponta Delgada with an excursion to Sao Nicolau Church in Sete Cidades--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Praia de Santa Barbara, explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, head outdoors with Lagoa do Congro, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada trip planner .

You can drive from Nordeste to Ponta Delgada in an hour. August in Ponta Delgada sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Mosteiros, Oficina - Museu, Lagoa do Congro
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Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara
Pinhal da Paz ©
Pinhal da Paz

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