11 days in Azores Itinerary

11 days in Azores Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7 h 30 min
3
Horta, Faial Island
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  8 h 30 min
4
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Chicago

1
day
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 22nd (Wed): make a trip to Farol Ponta do Arnel, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego, then don't miss a visit to Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, then browse the exhibits of Priolo Environmental Center, and finally trek along Salto do Prego.

Planning Nordeste trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Chicago, USA to Nordeste is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Chicago to Nordeste, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in May: highs in Nordeste hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Nordeste

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Salto do Prego, Priolo Environmental Center
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Salto do Prego ©
Salto do Prego
Farol Ponta do Arnel ©
Farol Ponta do Arnel
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gruta do Natal and Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao. Get in touch with nature at Photography Tours and Ponta dos Biscoitos. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Rua da Se, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Da Misericordia, and get a new perspective on things with Sailtours Yacht Charter.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Angra do Heroismo trip itinerary app.

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

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Museu do Vinho, Ponta dos Biscoitos, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
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Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se
Photography Tours
Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao ©
Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao

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. On the 26th (Sun), make a trip to Miradouro de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, kick back and relax at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the water at your own pace with Sailazores Yacht Charter and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Porto Pim.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Horta online route planner.

Getting from Angra do Heroismo to Horta by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Horta are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
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Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife ©
Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja de Sao Jose and Sao Nicolau Church. Explore hidden gems such as Praia de Santa Barbara and Mosteiros Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Piscinas Naturais in Mosteiros (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Pinhal da Paz, stop by Louvre Michaelense, head outdoors with Jardim Antonio Borges, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Horta to Ponta Delgada in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In May in Ponta Delgada, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ribeira Grande, Sete Cidades, Mosteiros, Sao Miguel, Lagoa do Congro
Find places to stay May 27 — 31:
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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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