12 days in Azores Itinerary

12 days in Azores Itinerary

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12 days in Azores Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  13​h 45​min
1
Furnas, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Faja Grande, Flores
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Sao Jorge
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Horta, Faial Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Praia da Vitoria, Terceira
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h
6
Mosteiros, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

2
nights
Furnas, Sao Miguel

Furnas ©
Get outdoors at Jose do Canto Forest Garden and Salto do Prego. Step off the beaten path and head to Praia de Santa Barbara and Chapel of Nossa Senhora das Victorias. Step out of Furnas with an excursion to Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha in Ribeira Grande--about 30 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Furnas trip maker app .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Furnas is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azores Time (AZOT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in September: high temperatures in Furnas hover around 76°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Faja Grande.

Things to do in Furnas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Salto do Prego, Lagoa do Congro
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Salto do Prego ©
Salto do Prego
Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara
Jose do Canto Forest Garden ©
Jose do Canto Forest Garden

1
night
Faja Grande, Flores

Faja Grande ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Ponta do Albernaz, explore the activities along Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, then take in the dramatic natural features at Rocha dos Bordoes, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Poco do Bacalhao Falls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Faja Grande trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Furnas to Faja Grande. In September, daytime highs in Faja Grande are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Jorge.

Things to do in Faja Grande

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, Rocha dos Bordoes, Lighthouse of Ponta do Albernaz
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Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau ©
Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau
Rocha dos Bordoes ©
Rocha dos Bordoes
Lighthouse of Ponta do Albernaz ©
Lighthouse of Ponta do Albernaz

1
night
Sao Jorge

Sao Jorge ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the activities along Simao Dias Natural Pool, explore the activities along Piscina Natural da Faja do Ouvidor, and then immerse yourself in nature at Reserva Florestal de Recreo de Macelas. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Parque Florestal das Sete Fontes, take in the dramatic natural features at Arco Natural de Velas, and then explore the striking landscape at Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sao Jorge trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Faja Grande to Sao Jorge. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Sao Jorge

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo ©
Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo
Parque Florestal das Sete Fontes ©
Parque Florestal das Sete Fontes
Arco Natural de Velas ©
Arco Natural de Velas

2
nights
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 21st (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Porto Pim and then tour the water at your own pace with Sailazores Yacht Charter. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape at Morro de Castelo Branco, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Horta trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Sao Jorge to Horta takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Praia da Vitoria.

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
Sailazores Yacht Charter ©
Sailazores Yacht Charter

1
day
Praia da Vitoria, Terceira

Praia da Vitoria ©
Praia da Vitória, translated as the Beach of the Victory, is a municipality in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. On the 23rd (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Ponta dos Biscoitos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Escaleiras Beach, then kick back and relax at Vitoria Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Junco.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Praia da Vitoria online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Horta to Praia da Vitoria takes 7 hours. In September in Praia da Vitoria, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Mosteiros.

Things to do in Praia da Vitoria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ponta dos Biscoitos
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Vitoria Beach ©
Vitoria Beach
Ponta dos Biscoitos ©
Ponta dos Biscoitos
Escaleiras Beach ©
Escaleiras Beach

2
nights
Mosteiros, Sao Miguel

Mosteiros ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Mosteiros Beach, explore the activities along Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores, then get outside with Lagoa do Canario, and finally take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Natural Pool.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mosteiros road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Praia da Vitoria to Mosteiros with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mosteiros

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Lagoa do Canario ©
Lagoa do Canario
Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores ©
Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores

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