16 days in Azores Itinerary

16 days in Azores Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azores holiday planner
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 7 nights
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Horta, Faial Island
— 4 nights
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 4 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 7 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 outdoors at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL. Visit Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja de Sao Jose for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra, Church of Nossa Senhora da Alegria, &more), Farol do Arnel (in Nordeste) and Igreja de Sao Nicolau (in Sete Cidades). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga Sahar Hassamain, and explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada trip itinerary website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in August; daily highs in Ponta Delgada reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Horta.
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Horta, Faial Island — 4 nights

Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Take a break from the city and head to atiPICO and Praia do Porto Pim. Igreja Matriz do Santissimo Salvador and Igreja de Santa Barbara will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Horta: Lajes do Pico (Vigia da Queimada, Espaco Talassa, &more), Adega A Buraca (in Santo Antonio) and Lagoa do Capitao (in Sao Roque do Pico). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira, make a trip to Museu Da Horta, examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw, and hike along Entre Montes.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Horta trip site.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Horta by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. September in Horta sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Angra do Heroismo.
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira — 4 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. Take a break from the city and head to Swim with Dolphins and Monte Brasil. Popular historic sites such as Se Cathedral and Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Rua da Se, explore the historical opulence of Forte de Sao Sebastiao, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Da Misericordia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Baias da Agualva.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Angra do Heroismo travel route website.

Fly from Horta to Angra do Heroismo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back 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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