22 days in Azores Itinerary

22 days in Azores Itinerary

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Start: Quebec City, Quebec
Fly + Drive:  19 h
1
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7 h 15 min
2
Horta, Faial Island
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  8 h 15 min
3
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 9 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h 15 min
End: Quebec City, Quebec

5
nights
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. Get in touch with nature at Swim with Dolphins and Monte Brasil. Museum of Angra do Heroismo and Museu do Vinho will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, Head underground at Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, cast your line with Sailtours Yacht Charter, and head outdoors with Praia dos Biscoitos.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Angra do Heroismo road trip planning website.

Quebec City, Canada to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Quebec City to Angra do Heroismo is 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Terceira, Furnas do Enxofre, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara
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Swim with Dolphins
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral
Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional ©
Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional

6
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. We've included these beaches for you: Praia do Porto Pim and Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Scrimshaw and Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos. Change things up with these side-trips from Horta: Adega A Buraca (in Santo Antonio) and Trilha de Vinhas (in Criacao Velha). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta das Torres, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), and tour the water at your own pace with Sailazores Yacht Charter.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Horta trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Angra do Heroismo to Horta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In July in Horta, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pico, Adega A Buraca, Vulcão dos Capelinhos, Trilha de Vinhas
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Museu Scrimshaw ©
Museu Scrimshaw
Caldeira ©
Caldeira
Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico) ©
Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico)

9
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.
Get in touch with nature at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. Oficina - Museu and Maria dos Anjos Melo House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija, Parque Terra Nostra, &more), Piscinas Naturais (in Mosteiros) and Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Paz, identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see maps and other tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada journey app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Horta to Ponta Delgada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In July, daytime highs in Ponta Delgada are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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