8 days in Azores Itinerary

8 days in Azores Itinerary

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8 days in Azores Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Horta, Faial Island
— 1 day
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Furnas, Sao Miguel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

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day
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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Brasil, don't miss a visit to Praca Velha, pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Duque da Terceira Garden, and finally Head underground at Algar do Carvao.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Angra do Heroismo trip itinerary planning app .

Barcelona, Spain to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Barcelona to Angra do Heroismo, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Terceira
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Monte Brasil ©
Monte Brasil
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral

1
day
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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw, then make a trip to Igreja Matriz do Santissimo Salvador, then explore the striking landscape at Caldeira, and finally head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos.

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Traveling by car from Angra do Heroismo to Horta takes 7.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Horta can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Furnas.

Things to do in Horta

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Vulcão dos Capelinhos
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Caldeira ©
Caldeira
Museu Scrimshaw ©
Museu Scrimshaw
Vulcão dos Capelinhos ©
Vulcão dos Capelinhos

1
night
Furnas, Sao Miguel

Furnas ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, and then make a trip to Islet of Vila Franca do Campo. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Gorreana Tea Plantation, take in nature's colorful creations at Terra Nostra Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Poca Da Dona Beija, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Furnas tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Horta to Furnas with the Route module. In November, daytime highs in Furnas are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sete Cidades.

Things to do in Furnas

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Islet of Vila Franca do Campo
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Parque Terra Nostra ©
Parque Terra Nostra
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo

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nights
Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel

Sete Cidades ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sete Cidades travel route planner.

You can drive from Furnas to Sete Cidades in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Sete Cidades can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sete Cidades

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Ponta Delgada, Caldeira das Sete Cidades, Mosteiros Beach
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint

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