12 days in Azores Itinerary

12 days in Azores Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azores trip planner
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights
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Horta, Faial Island
— 3 nights
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 3 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Islet of Vila Franca do Campo (in Vila Franca do Campo) and Furnas (Caldeiras Vulcânicas, Parque Terra Nostra, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get great views at Miradouro da Boca do Inferno, and explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada trip maker.

Montreal, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Ponta Delgada is 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Horta.
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Horta, Faial Island — 3 nights

Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Horta is known for museums, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira, head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos, examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos, and explore the activities along Piscinas Naturais do Varadouro.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Horta trip planner.

Fly from Ponta Delgada to Horta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Angra do Heroismo.
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira — 3 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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Monte Brasil, pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, stroll around Duke of Terceira Garden, then explore the fascinating underground world of Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, and finally get great views at Miradouro da Serra do Cume. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Angra do Heroismo, and then head outdoors with Praia dos Biscoitos.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Angra do Heroismo trip website.

Fly from Horta to Angra do Heroismo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for home.
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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.
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