16 days in Terceira, Sao Jorge & Sao Miguel Itinerary

16 days in Terceira, Sao Jorge & Sao Miguel Itinerary

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16 days in Terceira, Sao Jorge & Sao Miguel Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Angra do Heroismo
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Sao Jorge
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Ponta Delgada
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Toronto

5
nights
Angra do Heroismo

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. Angra do Heroismo is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Brasil, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Serra do Cume, and Head underground at Algar do Carvao.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Angra do Heroismo trip maker site .

Toronto, Canada to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Toronto to Angra do Heroismo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Sao Jorge.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Terceira, Quatro Ribeiras Natural Pools, Furnas do Enxofre, Baias da Agualva
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Monte Brasil ©
Monte Brasil
Algar do Carvao ©
Algar do Carvao
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
Sao Jorge

Sao Jorge ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get great views at Miradouro da Faja dos Cubres, enjoy breathtaking views from Miradouro para a Faja do Ouvidor, then explore the activities along Piscina Natural da Faja do Ouvidor, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Florestal de Recreo de Macelas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Barbara. On your second day here, explore the activities along Simao Dias Natural Pool, then head outdoors with Parque Florestal das Sete Fontes, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Jorge online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Angra do Heroismo to Sao Jorge takes 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sao Jorge can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Sao Jorge

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo ©
Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo
Miradouro para a Faja do Ouvidor ©
Miradouro para a Faja do Ouvidor
Miradouro da Faja dos Cubres ©
Miradouro da Faja dos Cubres

6
nights
Ponta Delgada

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Furnas (Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas, Parque Terra Nostra, & more) and Islet of Vila Franca do Campo (in Vila Franca do Campo). Fill the 27th (Sat) with unforgettable perspectives with a canyoning and rapelling tour. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the natural beauty of Caldeira Velha.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ponta Delgada day trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sao Jorge to Ponta Delgada. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Vila Franca do Campo, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades

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