15 days in Azores Itinerary

15 days in Azores Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azores travel planner

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 6 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

— 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Islet of Vila Franca do Campo (in Vila Franca do Campo), Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades) and Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra, Caldeiras Vulcânicas, &more). Spend the 12th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, explore the activities along Furnas, identify plant and animal life at Azores Magic Tours, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ponta Delgada vacation planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Ponta Delgada at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Horta.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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. Go for a jaunt from Horta to Lajes do Pico to see Espaco Talassa about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira, kick back and relax at Praia do Porto Pim, head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos, and see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Horta trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Horta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Horta, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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. Angra do Heroismo is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Octopus Diving Center, walk around Duke of Terceira Garden, hike along Baias da Agualva, and stroll through Monte Brasil.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Angra do Heroismo travel planning site.

You can fly from Horta to Angra do Heroismo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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.