11 days in Azores Itinerary

11 days in Azores Itinerary

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11 days in Azores Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Horta, Faial Island
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
5
Nordeste, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Pinhal da Paz and Praia de Santa Barbara. Relax by the water at Natural Pool and Mosteiros Beach. When in Ponta Delgada, make a side trip to see Sao Nicolau Church in Sete Cidades, approximately 30 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's more to do: get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint and look for gifts at Louvre Michaelense.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada trip itinerary builder website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Ponta Delgada. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in October: high temperatures in Ponta Delgada hover around 26°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz das Flores.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Sete Cidades, Ribeira Grande, Mosteiros, Viewpoint of Black Stones
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Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint

1
night
Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores

Santa Cruz das Flores ©
Santa Cruz das Flores is a municipality situated in the north half of the island of Flores, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. On the 15th (Tue), get great views at Miradouro do Monte das Cruzes, then make a trip to Faja Grande, and then admire the sheer force of Poco do Bacalhao Falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz das Flores online visit planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ponta Delgada to Santa Cruz das Flores. October in Santa Cruz das Flores sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Santa Cruz das Flores

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau
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Faja Grande ©
Faja Grande
Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau ©
Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau
Miradouro do Monte das Cruzes ©
Miradouro do Monte das Cruzes

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 16th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Porto Pim and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Faial Botanical Garden, then explore the striking landscape at Morro de Castelo Branco, then get great views at Miradouro de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Horta online travel route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Cruz das Flores to Horta. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Horta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Morro de Castelo Branco
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Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim
Faial Botanic Garden ©
Faial Botanic Garden

1
day
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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Serra de Santa Barbara Lookout, stop by Queijo Vaquinha, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio dos Capitaes Generais, look for gifts at Atlantic Souvenir, then make a trip to Rua da Se, and finally make a trip to Town Hall of Angra do Heroismo.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Angra do Heroismo route planning website .

You can drive from Horta to Angra do Heroismo in 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nordeste.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Queijo Vaquinha
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Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se
Palacio dos Capitaes Generais ©
Palacio dos Capitaes Generais
Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara ©

2
nights
Nordeste, Sao Miguel

Nordeste ©
Nordeste is a municipality on the northeastern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): go for a walk through Farol Ponta do Arnel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Priolo Environmental Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salto do Prego, and finally get great views at Pico do Ferro Viewpoint. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Caldeira das Furnas, look and learn at Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre, identify plant and animal life at Jose do Canto Forest Garden, then enjoy breathtaking views from Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, and finally don't miss a visit to Ponta do Sossego.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nordeste trip builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Angra do Heroismo to Nordeste. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nordeste

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Furnas, Salto do Prego, Priolo Environmental Center
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Salto do Prego ©
Salto do Prego
Jose do Canto Forest Garden ©
Jose do Canto Forest Garden
Pico do Ferro Viewpoint ©
Pico do Ferro Viewpoint

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