16 days in Azores Itinerary

16 days in Azores Itinerary

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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 4 nights
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Horta, Faial Island
— 5 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights
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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. Angra do Heroismo is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Brasil, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Serra do Cume, explore the fascinating underground world of Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, and hike along Trilha de Misterios Negros.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Angra do Heroismo day trip tool.

Berlin, Germany to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is minus 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Horta, Faial Island

— 5 nights
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Change things up with a short trip to Espaco Talassa in Lajes do Pico (about 2 hours away). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, take some stellar pictures from Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Pim Bay.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Horta tour builder.

You can fly from Angra do Heroismo to Horta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 5 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: Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija, Parque Terra Nostra, &more). Spend the 6th (Fri) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, make a trip to Portas da Cidade, and contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Horta to Ponta Delgada by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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.