12 days in Azores Itinerary

12 days in Azores Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Fort Myers, Florida
Fly + Drive:  18 h
1
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Horta, Faial Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Fort Myers, Florida

2
nights
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. When in Angra do Heroismo, make a side trip to see Ceramica da Praia in Cabo Da Praia, approximately Cabo Da Praia away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Brasil, get great views at Miradouro da Serra do Cume, hike along Baias da Agualva, and walk around Duke of Terceira Garden.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Angra do Heroismo trip maker website.

Fort Myers, USA to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Fort Myers to Angra do Heroismo, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Baias da Agualva, Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, Ceramica da Praia
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Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional ©
Swim with Dolphins
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral

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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the activities along Piscinas Naturais do Varadouro, step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, then take in the waterfront activity at The Marina of Horta, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Matriz do Santissimo Salvador, explore the striking landscape at Caldeira, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Horta trip website.

You can fly from Angra do Heroismo to Horta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Horta can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

6
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 Lagoa Verde / Lagoa das Sete Cidades (in Sete Cidades) and Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra, Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, take some stellar pictures from Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Horta to Ponta Delgada by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or ride a ferry. August in Ponta Delgada sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Furnas, Sete Cidades, Colecao Visitavel Matriz de Lagoa
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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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