11 days in Azores Itinerary

11 days in Azores Itinerary

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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 3 nights
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Horta, Faial Island
— 2 nights
3
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights

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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

Angra do Heroismo ©
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. Head to Queijo Vaquinha and Olaria de S. Bentofor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Angra do Heroismo and Gruta do Natal. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Rua da Se, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara, explore the striking landscape at Ponta dos Biscoitos, and make a trip to Alto da Memoria.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Angra do Heroismo trip itinerary maker.

Valletta, Malta to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Valletta to Angra do Heroismo due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Queijo Vaquinha, Ponta dos Biscoitos
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Museum of Angra do Heroismo ©
Museum of Angra do Heroismo
Photography Tours
Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se

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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. On the 28th (Mon), examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Porto Pim, head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos, then examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos, and finally get great views at Miradouro da Ribeira das Cabras. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, go for a stroll along the water at The Marina of Horta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Matriz do Santissimo Salvador, get engrossed in the history at Horta Regional Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife, and finally make a trip to Moinho giratório de madeira na Conceição, Lomba.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Horta travel route builder app.

You can fly from Angra do Heroismo to Horta in 4 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. December in Horta sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Vulcão dos Capelinhos
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Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim
Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife ©

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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.
Visit Nossa Senhora da Paz and Farol do Arnel for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Louvre Michaelense and Praia de Santa Barbara. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Mosteiros (Piscinas Naturais & Mosteiros Beach), Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades) and Furnas (Jose do Canto Forest Garden, Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Lagoa das Furnas, identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoas Empadadas, and get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Horta to Ponta Delgada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sete Cidades, Furnas, Sao Miguel, Mosteiros, Vila Franca do Campo
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Nossa Senhora da Paz ©
Nossa Senhora da Paz
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lagoa das Furnas ©
Lagoa das Furnas

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