14 days in Azores Itinerary

14 days in Azores Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 6 nights
Fly to Terceira, Taxi to Terceira
— 3 nights
Horta, Faial Island
— 3 nights


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.
Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Praia de Santa Barbara. Explore hidden gems such as Lagoa das Furnas and Igreja do Santo Cristo. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Farol do Arnel (in Nordeste), Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija, Jose do Canto Forest Garden, &more) and Islet of Vila Franca do Campo (in Vila Franca do Campo). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoas Empadadas, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada journey website.

Brussels, Belgium to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Azores Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ponta Delgada, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Terceira.
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Terceira — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Furnas do Enxofre, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rua da Se, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Cathedral, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Brasil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Praca Velha, Head underground at Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Da Misericordia, and finally cast your line with Sailtours Yacht Charter.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Terceira trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ponta Delgada to Terceira takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel 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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gruta das Torres and Praia do Porto Pim. Escape the urban bustle at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico) and Caldeira. On the 24th (Fri), spend a cool day on the water with Sailazores Yacht Charter. There's more to do: head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos and examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Horta day trip app.

Getting from Terceira to Horta by car takes about 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Azores travel guide

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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.