11 days in Azores Itinerary

11 days in Azores Itinerary

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11 days in Azores Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Horta, Faial Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Nordeste, Sao Miguel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu do Vinho and Serra de Santa Barbara Interpretation Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rua da Se and Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Palacio dos Capitaes Generais, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Brasil, get great views at Serra de Santa Barbara Lookout, and tour the water at your own pace with Sailtours Yacht Charter - Day Trips.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Angra do Heroismo tour itinerary website .

Los Angeles, USA to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Azores Time (AZOT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vitoria Beach, Ponta dos Biscoitos, Museu do Vinho, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara
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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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll through Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife and then stroll through Praia do Porto Pim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Centre, head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Horta holiday planner .

Drive from Angra do Heroismo to Horta in 7.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Horta are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish 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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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, explore the activities along Furnas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salto do Prego. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Farol Ponta do Arnel, identify plant and animal life at Priolo Environmental Center, then admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of Nossa Senhora das Victorias, and finally take a peaceful walk through Jose do Canto Forest Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nordeste travel itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Horta to Nordeste. In May in Nordeste, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel 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 Ponta do Arnel ©
Farol Ponta do Arnel

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Praia de Santa Barbara and Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Oficina - Museu and Igreja de Sao Jose. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Mosteiros (Mosteiros Beach & Natural Pool). It doesn't end there: get outside with Jardim Antonio Borges and look for all kinds of wild species at Pinhal da Paz.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada road trip planner .

Getting from Nordeste to Ponta Delgada by car takes about an hour. May in Ponta Delgada sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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