14 days in Azores Itinerary

14 days in Azores Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
3
Horta, Faial Island
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  7 h 30 min
4
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h
5
Nordeste, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Toronto

2
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 discover tucked-away gems like Jardim Antonio Borges and Piscinas Naturais. Bring the kids along to Mosteiros Beach and Praia de Santa Barbara. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Pinhal da Paz, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, get outside with Lagoa do Congro, and take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ponta Delgada day trip tool.

Toronto, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Toronto to Ponta Delgada. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in November: highs in Ponta Delgada hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz das Flores.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mosteiros, Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores, Lagoa do Congro, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, Praia de Santa Barbara
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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 8th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau, get engrossed in the history at Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao, then look for all kinds of wild species at Morro Alto and Pico do Se Natural Forest Reserve, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz das Flores vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ponta Delgada to Santa Cruz das Flores. In November, daytime highs in Santa Cruz das Flores are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Horta.

Things to do in Santa Cruz das Flores

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau, Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro
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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

1
night
Horta, Faial Island

Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. On the 9th (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife, and then make a trip to Miradouro de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Horta Regional Museum, kick back and relax at Praia do Porto Pim, and then examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Horta route website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Cruz das Flores to Horta. In November, daily temperatures in Horta can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Horta

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim
Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife ©
Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife

2
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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rua da Se and Palacio dos Capitaes Generais. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vitoria Beach and Photography Tours. There's much more to do: get outside with Gruta do Natal, examine the collection at Museu do Vinho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Da Misericordia, and get a new perspective on nature at Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara.

To find out how to plan a trip to Angra do Heroismo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Horta to Angra do Heroismo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nordeste.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Museu do Vinho, Ponta dos Biscoitos, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara
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Gruta do Natal ©
Gruta do Natal
Photography Tours
Vitoria Beach ©
Vitoria Beach

4
nights
Nordeste, Sao Miguel

Nordeste ©
Nordeste is a municipality on the northeastern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores. Step off the beaten path and head to Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes and Jose do Canto Forest Garden. Get outdoors at Lagoa das Furnas and Poca Da Dona Beija. Venture out of the city with trips to Furnas (Caldeiras Vulcânicas & Pico do Ferro Viewpoint). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Farol Ponta do Arnel, take some stellar pictures from Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra, and make a trip to Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Nordeste planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Angra do Heroismo to Nordeste. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nordeste

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Povoacao
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Lagoa das Furnas ©
Lagoa das Furnas
Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes ©
Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes
Salto do Prego ©
Salto do Prego

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