11 days in Azores Itinerary

11 days in Azores Itinerary

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11 days in Azores Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Nordeste, Sao Miguel
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Horta, Faial Island
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Chicago

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day
Nordeste, Sao Miguel

Nordeste ©
Nordeste is a municipality on the northeastern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores. On the 22nd (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Farol Ponta do Arnel, get great views at Ponta do Sossego, take in panoramic vistas at Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, then look for all kinds of wild species at Priolo Environmental Center, and finally hike along Salto do Prego.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nordeste road trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Nordeste is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Chicago to Nordeste due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, expect nights in Nordeste to be a bit warmer, around 58°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Nordeste

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Priolo Environmental Center, Salto do Prego
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Farol Ponta do Arnel ©
Farol Ponta do Arnel
Salto do Prego ©
Salto do Prego
Priolo Environmental Center ©
Priolo Environmental Center

3
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. Get in touch with nature at Gruta do Natal and Ponta dos Biscoitos. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rua da Se and Alto da Memoria. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao, see the interesting displays at Museu do Vinho, learn more about the world around you at Serra de Santa Barbara Interpretation Centre, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio dos Capitaes Generais.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Angra do Heroismo online itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nordeste to Angra do Heroismo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Ponta dos Biscoitos, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara, Museu do Vinho
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Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se
Photography Tours

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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 26th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Miradouro de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): tour the water at your own pace with Sailazores Yacht Charter and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Porto Pim.

You can plan Horta trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Angra do Heroismo to Horta in 7.5 hours. May in Horta sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim
Sailazores Yacht Charter ©
Sailazores Yacht Charter

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Natural Pool and Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia de Santa Barbara and Mosteiros Beach. Go for a jaunt from Ponta Delgada to Sete Cidades to see Sao Nicolau Church about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Jardim Antonio Borges, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Jose, identify plant and animal life at Pinhal da Paz, and take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Horta to Ponta Delgada with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Ponta Delgada are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sete Cidades, Mosteiros, Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Lagoa do Congro
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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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