12 days in Azores Itinerary

12 days in Azores Itinerary

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12 days in Azores Itinerary

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
Fly:  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. On the 16th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Farol Ponta do Arnel, enjoy breathtaking views from Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, then take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego, then engage your brain at Priolo Environmental Center, and finally trek along Salto do Prego.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nordeste trip planner .

New York City, USA to Nordeste is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Azores Time is 4 hours. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for slightly colder days in Nordeste, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough 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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rua da Se and Monte Brasil. Escape the urban bustle at Vitoria Beach and Algar do Carvao. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Gruta do Natal, examine the collection at Museu do Vinho, get great views at Serra de Santa Barbara Lookout, and look for gifts at Atlantic Souvenir.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Angra do Heroismo online trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nordeste to Angra do Heroismo. 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, Ponta dos Biscoitos, Vitoria Beach
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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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife and then kick back and relax at Praia do Porto Pim. On the next day, examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw, then contemplate the waterfront views at Piscinas Naturais do Varadouro, then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira, and finally head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Horta trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Angra do Heroismo to Horta takes 7.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz das Flores.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vulcão dos Capelinhos, Piscinas Naturais do Varadouro
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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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get great views at Miradouro do Monte das Cruzes, make a trip to Faja Grande, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Poco do Bacalhao Falls. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Ponta do Albernaz, look for all kinds of wild species at Morro Alto and Pico do Se Natural Forest Reserve, then explore the activities along 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.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz das Flores vacation maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Horta to Santa Cruz das Flores. June in Santa Cruz das Flores sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can 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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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.
Relax by the water at Natural Pool and Mosteiros Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores and Caldeira das Sete Cidades. There's still lots to do: get outside with Lagoa do Congro and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Jose.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Cruz das Flores to Ponta Delgada. In June in Ponta Delgada, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time 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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Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Lagoa do Congro ©
Lagoa do Congro
Jardim Antonio Borges ©
Jardim Antonio Borges

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