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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Birmingham


Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 2 nights

As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Boca do Inferno.

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Birmingham, UK to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Birmingham in January: high temperatures in Ponta Delgada hover around 19°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Angra do Heroismo.
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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 6th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Angra do Heroismo, then stroll around Duke of Terceira Garden, then explore the fascinating underground world of Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Angra do Heroismo takes 2.5 hours. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.