11 days in Azores Itinerary

11 days in Azores Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
2
Horta, Faial Island
— 1 night
3
Nordeste, Sao Miguel
— 1 night
4
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights

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. Take a break from the city and head to Gruta do Natal and Ponta dos Biscoitos. Rua da Se and Palacio dos Capitaes Generais are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao, stroll through Vitoria Beach, examine the collection at Museu do Vinho, and get a new perspective on nature at Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Angra do Heroismo travel planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vitoria Beach, Museu do Vinho, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara, Ponta dos Biscoitos
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Gruta do Natal ©
Gruta do Natal
Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se
Vitoria Beach ©
Vitoria Beach

1
night
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 27th (Mon): kick back and relax at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife and then kick back and relax at Praia do Porto Pim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos, thenhead off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Horta trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Angra do Heroismo to Horta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Horta sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Nordeste.

Things to do in Horta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Vulcão dos Capelinhos
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim

1
night
Nordeste, Sao Miguel

Nordeste ©
Nordeste is a municipality on the northeastern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get great views at Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, thenexplore the activities along Furnas, and then hike along Salto do Prego. On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Farol do Arnel, thenget answers to all your questions at Priolo Environmental Center, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Capela de Nossa Senhora das Vitorias - Furnas, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jose do Canto Forest Garden.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nordeste road trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Horta to Nordeste. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Nordeste

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Salto do Prego
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Salto do Prego ©
Salto do Prego
Jose do Canto Forest Garden ©
Jose do Canto Forest Garden
Farol do Arnel ©
Farol do Arnel

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Igreja de Sao Jose and Oficina - Museu. Step off the beaten path and head to Praia de Santa Barbara and Piscinas Naturais. Step out of Ponta Delgada with an excursion to Mosteiros Beach in Mosteiros--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Pinhal da Paz, explore the activities along Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores, and head outdoors with Jardim Antonio Borges.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada trip maker website.

Drive from Nordeste to Ponta Delgada in an hour. In May in Ponta Delgada, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mosteiros, Praia de Santa Barbara, Oficina - Museu, Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores
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Pinhal da Paz ©
Pinhal da Paz
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara

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