10 days in Azores Itinerary

10 days in Azores Itinerary

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Fly to Lajes Airport, Drive to Angra do Heroismo
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
Horta, Faial Island
— 1 night
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 6 nights


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 9th (Fri), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Biscoitos, then Head underground at Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, and finally take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Atlantic Souvenir, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monte Brasil.

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Newark, USA to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Newark to Angra do Heroismo due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Horta.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw, step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Barbara, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira.

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Fly from Angra do Heroismo to Horta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Ponta Delgada.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Islet of Vila Franca do Campo (in Vila Franca do Campo) and Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra, Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, &more). Fill the 14th (Wed) with unforgettable perspectives with a canyoning and rapelling tour. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, relax in the rural setting at Plantacao de Ananas dos Acores, explore the activities along Furnas, and make a trip to Portas da Cidade.

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Traveling by flight from Horta to Ponta Delgada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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Azores travel guide

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.