19 days in Azores Itinerary

19 days in Azores Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Horta, Faial Island
— 3 nights
2
Sao Jorge
— 2 nights
3
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 4 nights
4
Nordeste, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
5
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 6 nights

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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia do Porto Pim and Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vulcão dos Capelinhos and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Horta's surroundings by going to Sao Roque do Pico (Centro de Interpretacao da Paisagem da Cultura da Vinha da Ilha do Pico & Museu da Industria Baleeira) and Trilha de Vinhas (in Criacao Velha). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos, tour the water at your own pace with Sailazores Yacht Charter, hike along Morro de Castelo Branco, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Horta tour planner.

Hamilton, Bermuda to Horta is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Hamilton to Horta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hamilton in August, things will get slightly colder in Horta: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time 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
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museu da Industria Baleeira ©
Museu da Industria Baleeira

2
nights
Sao Jorge

Sao Jorge ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Piscina Natural Simao Dias, explore the striking landscape at Piscina Natural da Faja do Ouvidor, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Florestal de Recreo de Macelas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): head outdoors with Parque Florestal das Sete Fontes, explore the striking landscape at Arco Natural de Velas, and then explore the striking landscape at Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo.

Plan my day in Sao Jorge using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Horta to Sao Jorge in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Sao Jorge

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo ©
Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo
Reserva Florestal de Recreo de Macelas
Reserva Florestal de Recreo de Macelas
Parque Florestal das Sete Fontes ©
Parque Florestal das Sete Fontes

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. Escape the urban bustle at Gruta do Natal and Ponta dos Biscoitos. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rua da Se and Alto da Memoria. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao, learn more about the world around you at Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara, get a new perspective on things with Sailtours Yacht Charter, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Angra do Heroismo trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sao Jorge to Angra do Heroismo in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Nordeste.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Museu do Vinho, Ponta dos Biscoitos, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara, Baias da Agualva
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Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se
Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, thenexplore the activities along Furnas, and then stroll through Salto do Prego. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Arnel, get curious at Priolo Environmental Center, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela de Nossa Senhora das Vitorias - Furnas, and finally take a peaceful walk through Jose do Canto Forest Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Nordeste journey planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Angra do Heroismo to Nordeste. In August, daily temperatures in Nordeste can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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 do Arnel ©
Farol 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Mosteiros Beach and Piscinas Naturais. Take a break from the city and head to Lagoa do Congro and Lagoa do Canario. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades) and Oficina - Museu (in Capelas). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara, explore the activities along Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Jose, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Nordeste to Ponta Delgada takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. 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, Mosteiros, Ribeira Grande, Sao Nicolau Church, Oficina - Museu
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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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