14 days in Azores Itinerary

14 days in Azores Itinerary

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14 days in Azores Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  16​h
1
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Horta, Faial Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Budapest

4
nights
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

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. Angra do Heroismo is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Brasil, walk around Duque da Terceira Garden, explore the fascinating underground world of Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, and stroll through Baias da Agualva.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Angra do Heroismo vacation planner .

Budapest, Hungary to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Azores Time (AZOT) is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, Piscinas Naturais das Quatro Ribeiras, Baias da Agualva, Ponta dos Biscoitos
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Swim with Dolphins
Monte Brasil ©
Monte Brasil

2
nights
Horta, Faial Island

Horta ©
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw, explore the activities along Piscinas Naturais do Varadouro, then take in the waterfront activity at The Marina of Horta, and finally head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Matriz do Santissimo Salvador, then explore the striking landscape at Caldeira, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos.

Before you visit Horta, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Angra do Heroismo to Horta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Piscinas Naturais do Varadouro, Vulcão dos Capelinhos
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Vulcão dos Capelinhos ©
Vulcão dos Capelinhos
Museu Scrimshaw ©
Museu Scrimshaw
Caldeira ©
Caldeira

7
nights
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

Ponta Delgada ©
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 Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Caldeiras Vulcânicas & Pico do Ferro Viewpoint). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and make a trip to Portas da Cidade.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada trip planning site .

Fly from Horta to Ponta Delgada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Ponta Delgada can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel, Furnas, Ribeira Grande, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo
Scuba & Snorkeling

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