12 days in Azores Itinerary

12 days in Azores Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Drive + 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
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
4
Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
5
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: New York City

1
day
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 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Farol Ponta do Arnel, get great views at Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, make a trip to Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego, then engage your brain at Priolo Environmental Center, and finally trek along Salto do Prego.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nordeste online trip itinerary builder.

New York City, USA to Nordeste is an approximately 12- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Nordeste are a bit cooler (70°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can 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 a sense of the local culture at Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao and Igreja Da Misericordia. Visit Rua da Se and Palacio dos Capitaes Generais for their historical value. There's lots more to do: get outside with Gruta do Natal, see the interesting displays at Museu do Vinho, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and take in the awesome beauty at Monte Brasil.

For maps and tourist information, use the Angra do Heroismo tour builder site.

Explore your travel options from Nordeste to Angra do Heroismo with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Terceira, Vitoria Beach, Ponta dos Biscoitos
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Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao ©
Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao
Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se
Gruta do Natal ©
Gruta do Natal

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 20th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Porto Pim. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw, then contemplate the waterfront views at Piscinas Naturais do Varadouro, then explore the striking landscape at Caldeira, and finally head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Horta day trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Angra do Heroismo to Horta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. June in Horta sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Cruz das Flores.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Piscinas Naturais do Varadouro, Vulcão dos Capelinhos
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Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife ©
Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife
Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim
Museu Scrimshaw ©
Museu Scrimshaw

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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Monte das Cruzes, then don't miss a visit to Faja Grande, and then admire the sheer force of Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Ponta do Albernaz, identify plant and animal life at Morro Alto and Pico do Se Natural Forest Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, then get engrossed in the history at Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao, and finally learn more about the world around you at Boqueirao Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz das Flores travel route planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Horta to Santa Cruz das Flores. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Santa Cruz das Flores

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau
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Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau ©
Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau
Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao ©
Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao
Morro Alto and Pico do Se Natural Forest Reserve ©

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Mosteiros Beach and Piscinas Naturais. Take a break from the city and head to Lagoa do Congro and Lagoa do Canario. There's much more to do: get outside with Jardim Antonio Borges, explore the activities along Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores, explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Jose.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ponta Delgada trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Cruz das Flores to Ponta Delgada. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Mosteiros, Lagoa do Congro
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Lagoa do Congro ©
Lagoa do Congro
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Jardim Antonio Borges ©
Jardim Antonio Borges

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