12 days in Azores Itinerary

12 days in Azores Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  3 h 45 min
2
Horta, Faial Island
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Montreal, Quebec

2
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Brasil, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, explore the striking landscape at Ponta dos Biscoitos, and explore the activities along Lagoa do Junco.

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

Montreal, Canada to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Montreal to Angra do Heroismo, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Baias da Agualva, Ponta dos Biscoitos, Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:
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Swim with Dolphins
Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional ©
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral

3
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. Horta is known for museums, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira, and explore the activities along Piscinas Naturais do Varadouro.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Horta road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Angra do Heroismo to Horta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. August in Horta sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Vulcão dos Capelinhos, Piscinas Naturais do Varadouro, Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico)
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:
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Vulcão dos Capelinhos ©
Vulcão dos Capelinhos
Museu Scrimshaw ©
Museu Scrimshaw
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra, Poca Da Dona Beija, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, and take some stellar pictures from Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Horta to Ponta Delgada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In August in Ponta Delgada, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Vila Franca do Campo, Ribeira Grande, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 1:
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Parque Terra Nostra ©
Parque Terra Nostra
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija

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