8 days in Azores Itinerary

8 days in Azores Itinerary

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8 days in Azores Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
1
Furnas, Sao Miguel
— 1 day
ferry:  9​h
2
Horta, Faial Island
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mosteiros, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

1
day
Furnas, Sao Miguel

Furnas ©
On the 21st (Fri), stroll through Praia de Santa Barbara, take some stellar pictures from Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, then identify plant and animal life at Priolo Environmental Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Jose do Canto Forest Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Furnas trip itinerary planning app .

Philadelphia, USA to Furnas is an approximately 14-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Furnas. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Furnas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Priolo Environmental Center, Praia de Santa Barbara
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Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara
Jose do Canto Forest Garden ©
Jose do Canto Forest Garden
Priolo Environmental Center ©
Priolo Environmental Center

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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife, then stroll through Praia do Porto Pim, and then see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Horta travel planning site .

Explore your travel options from Furnas to Horta with the Route module. September in Horta sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Horta

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim
Museu Scrimshaw ©
Museu Scrimshaw

1
night
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 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Alto da Memoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao, stroll through Vitoria Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Escaleiras Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio dos Capitaes Generais, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta dos Biscoitos. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Da Misericordia, ponder the world of politics at Town Hall of Angra do Heroismo, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Brasil, get outside with Gruta do Natal, then get great views at Serra de Santa Barbara Lookout, and finally don't miss a visit to Rua da Se.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Angra do Heroismo trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Horta to Angra do Heroismo takes 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Mosteiros.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Ponta dos Biscoitos
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Vitoria Beach ©
Vitoria Beach
Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se

3
nights
Mosteiros, Sao Miguel

Mosteiros ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja de Sao Jose and Sao Nicolau Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pinhal da Paz and Jardim Antonio Borges.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mosteiros day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Angra do Heroismo to Mosteiros. In September, daytime highs in Mosteiros are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mosteiros

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ponta Delgada, Sete Cidades
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Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Pinhal da Paz ©
Pinhal da Paz
Jardim Antonio Borges ©
Jardim Antonio Borges

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