11 days in Azores Itinerary

11 days in Azores Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
2
Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores
— 1 night
3
Horta, Faial Island
— 1 night
4
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 1 day
5
Nordeste, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights

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 Mosteiros Beach and Praia de Santa Barbara. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades) and Piscinas Naturais (in Mosteiros). There's much more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, identify plant and animal life at Pinhal da Paz, and stop by Louvre Michaelense.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada attractions planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in October; daily highs in Ponta Delgada reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Cruz das Flores.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ribeira Grande, Sete Cidades, Mosteiros, Viewpoint of Black Stones
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Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara
Pinhal da Paz ©
Pinhal da Paz

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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get great views at Miradouro do Monte das Cruzes, thendon't miss a visit to Faja Grande, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santa Cruz das Flores vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ponta Delgada to Santa Cruz das Flores. In October, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz das Flores can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Horta.

Things to do in Santa Cruz das Flores

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau
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Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau ©
Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau
Faja Grande ©
Faja Grande
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): kick back and relax at Praia do Porto Pim and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico do Faial, thenexplore the striking landscape at Morro de Castelo Branco, thenmake a trip to Miradouro de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Horta trip builder app.

Explore your travel options from Santa Cruz das Flores to Horta with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Horta can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can 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
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife ©

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. On the 18th (Fri), get great views at Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara, look for gifts at Queijo Vaquinha, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio dos Capitaes Generais, thenstop by Atlantic Souvenir, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Rua da Se, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Camara Municipal de Angra do Heroismo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Angra do Heroismo trip planner.

Fly from Horta to Angra do Heroismo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. 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
Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara ©
Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara
Palacio dos Capitaes Generais ©
Palacio dos Capitaes Generais

2
nights
Nordeste, Sao Miguel

Nordeste ©
Nordeste is a municipality on the northeastern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores. On the 19th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Arnel, engage your brain at Priolo Environmental Center, thenstroll through Salto do Prego, and finally take some stellar pictures from Pico do Ferro Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Caldeiras Vulcânicas, see the sky in a new way at Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas, take a peaceful walk through Jose do Canto Forest Garden, thentake some stellar pictures from Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, and finally get great views at Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nordeste sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Angra do Heroismo to Nordeste. October in Nordeste sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nordeste

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Furnas, Priolo Environmental Center, Salto do Prego
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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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