9 days in Azores Itinerary

9 days in Azores Itinerary

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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
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Horta, Faial Island
— 1 night
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

— 2 nights
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. On the 17th (Sat), get great views at Monte Brasil and then Head underground at Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Miradouro da Serra do Cume, then discover the deep blue sea with Octopus Diving Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Angra do Heroismo online journey planner.

New York City, USA to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Angra do Heroismo, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Horta, Faial Island

— 1 night
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 19th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos, and then see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Horta visit website.

You can fly from Angra do Heroismo to Horta in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Horta are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 5 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Furnas (Capela de Nossa Senhora das Vitorias - Furnas, Parque Terra Nostra, &more) and Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Priolo Environmental Center, and take some stellar pictures from Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ponta Delgada road trip planning app.

You can fly from Horta to Ponta Delgada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Ponta Delgada, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Azores travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Mountain Island
Composed of nine volcanic islands scattered in the Atlantic some 1,300 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, the Azores represent one of Europe's remotest vacation destinations. Settled sporadically over a span of several centuries, the islands in this archipelago retain much of their isolated feel, each one boasting its own distinct culture, dialect, and cuisine. Long overlooked by even the most adventurous travelers, the islands now surprise a growing number of visitors with their lavish natural beauty, good roads, and hospitable towns providing comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Place the island of Pico at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's highest mountain, a picture-perfect volcanic cone rising above a landscape of World Heritage-listed vineyards.