22 days in Azores Itinerary

22 days in Azores Itinerary

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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 7 nights
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Horta, Faial Island
— 4 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 10 nights
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira — 7 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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Angra do Heroismo and Alto da Memoria. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Ponta dos Biscoitos, stop by Queijo Vaquinha, get great views at Miradouro da Serra do Cume, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Angra do Heroismo online day trip planner.

New York City, USA to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Angra do Heroismo is 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Horta.
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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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos and atiPICO. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Horta: Lajes do Pico (Vigia da Queimada & Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum)) and Lagoa do Capitao (in Sao Roque do Pico). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at The Marina of Horta, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Ribeira das Cabras, enjoy the sand and surf at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife, and step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Horta journey builder tool.

Getting from Angra do Heroismo to Horta by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Ponta Delgada.
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 10 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Ponta da Ferraria Ferraria and Plantacao de Ananas dos Acores. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Caldeiras Vulcânicas, Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, &more), Nordeste (Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego & Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada) and Vista do Rei Miradouro (in Sete Cidades). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Ananas Santo Antonio, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Santo Cristo, and hike along Salto do Prego.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ponta Delgada online journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Horta to Ponta Delgada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Azores travel guide

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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.
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