22 days in Azores Itinerary

22 days in Azores Itinerary

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22 days in Azores Itinerary

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

5
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. Se Cathedral and Museu de Angra do Heroismo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Monte Brasil and Furnas do Enxofre will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Algar do Carvao, admire the striking features of Palacio dos Capitaes Generais, trek along Misterios Negros Trail, and take in nature's colorful creations at Duque da Terceira Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Angra do Heroismo sightseeing planner.

Quebec City, Canada to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Quebec City to Angra do Heroismo due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Terceira, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara, Furnas do Enxofre
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Monte Brasil ©
Monte Brasil
Swim with Dolphins
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral

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. Take a break from the city and head to Vulcão dos Capelinhos and Swim with Dolphins. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museu Scrimshaw and Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Horta: Vinhas da Criacao Velha Trail (in Criacao Velha) and Adega A Buraca (in Santo Antonio). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira, Head underground at Gruta das Torres, take in the awesome beauty at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), and take in the waterfront activity at The Marina of Horta.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Horta trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Angra do Heroismo to Horta in 7.5 hours. July in Horta sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pico, Trilha de Vinhas, Vulcão dos Capelinhos, Adega A Buraca
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Maria dos Anjos Melo House Museum and Oficina - Museu. Relax by the water at Praia de Santa Barbara and Natural Pool. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades), Furnas (Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas, Poca Da Dona Beija, & more) and Islet of Vila Franca do Campo (in Vila Franca do Campo). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada day trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Horta to Ponta Delgada. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 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, Ribeira Grande, Furnas, Sete Cidades, Vila Franca do Campo
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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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