13 days in Azores Itinerary

13 days in Azores Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azores travel planner

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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
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Horta, Faial Island
— 3 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 7 nights
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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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then walk around Duke of Terceira Garden, then take some stellar pictures from Alto da Memoria, and finally head outdoors with Praia dos Biscoitos. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Vitoria Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Angra do Heroismo, then get outside with Gruta do Natal, and finally explore the striking landscape at Ponta dos Biscoitos.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Angra do Heroismo travel route builder tool.

Toronto, Canada to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Angra do Heroismo is 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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. Explore hidden gems such as Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico) and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Take a break from the city and head to Vulcão dos Capelinhos and Gruta das Torres. Take a break from Horta with a short trip to Picowines in Madalena, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife, examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Pim Bay, and go for a stroll along the water at The Marina of Horta.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Horta online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Angra do Heroismo to Horta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes and Boca do Inferno Viewpoint. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mosteiros Beach and Praia de Santa Barbara. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Church of Nossa Senhora da Alegria, Jose do Canto Forest Garden, &more), Vista do Rei Miradouro (in Sete Cidades) and Nordeste (Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego, &more). Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, head outdoors with Lagoa do Congro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoa das Furnas, and kick back and relax at Piscinas Naturais.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada tour builder site.

Traveling by flight from Horta to Ponta Delgada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.