8 days in Azores Itinerary

8 days in Azores Itinerary

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Furnas, Sao Miguel
— 1 day
2
Horta, Faial Island
— 1 day
3
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 1 night
4
Mosteiros, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights

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Furnas, Sao Miguel

Furnas ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stroll through Praia de Santa Barbara, thenget great views at Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, thenget curious at Priolo Environmental Center, and finally take a peaceful walk through Jose do Canto Forest Garden.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Furnas trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Furnas is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is 4 hours. September in Furnas sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Furnas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Praia de Santa Barbara, Priolo Environmental Center
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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

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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 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Porto Pim, and then see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Horta visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Furnas to Horta takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Horta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife ©
Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife
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): get great views at Alto da Memoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao, kick back and relax at Vitoria Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Escaleiras Beach, thenadmire the striking features of Palacio dos Capitaes Generais, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta dos Biscoitos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Da Misericordia, don't miss a visit to Camara Municipal de Angra do Heroismo, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Brasil, head outdoors with Gruta do Natal, thentake some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Rua da Se.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Angra do Heroismo road trip planner.

Fly from Horta to Angra do Heroismo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mosteiros.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Ponta dos Biscoitos
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Gruta do Natal ©
Gruta do Natal
Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se
Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao ©
Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao

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nights
Mosteiros, Sao Miguel

Mosteiros ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja de Sao Jose and Sao Nicolau Church. Step out of the city life by going to Jardim Antonio Borges and Lagoa do Canario. Take a break from Mosteiros with a short trip to Pinhal da Paz in Ponta Delgada, about 32 minutes away.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mosteiros trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Angra do Heroismo to Mosteiros. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °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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