15 days in Azores Itinerary

15 days in Azores Itinerary

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15 days in Azores Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Horta, Faial Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
5
Nordeste, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: London

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.
Relax by the water at Natural Pool and Mosteiros Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pinhal da Paz and Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Jardim Antonio Borges, make a trip to Pico Carvao, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Jose.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip app .

London, UK to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from London to Ponta Delgada. Traveling from London in May, Ponta Delgada is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz das Flores.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Mosteiros, Vila Franca do Campo
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
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Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Espirito Azul ©
Espirito Azul
Pinhal da Paz ©
Pinhal da Paz

2
nights
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 21st (Tue): get great views at Miradouro do Monte das Cruzes, don't miss a visit to Faja Grande, and then admire the sheer force of Poco do Bacalhao Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museu das Flores, then 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, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz das Flores day trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ponta Delgada to Santa Cruz das Flores. May in Santa Cruz das Flores sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) 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
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
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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. You'll get in some beach time at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife and Praia do Porto Pim. Explore hidden gems such as Museu da Industria Baleeira and Miradouro de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. Change things up with a short trip to Vinhas da Criacao Velha Trail in Criacao Velha (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Barbara.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Horta sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Santa Cruz das Flores to Horta with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Horta are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vulcão dos Capelinhos, Museu da Industria Baleeira, Trilha de Vinhas
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
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Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim
Vulcão dos Capelinhos ©
Vulcão dos Capelinhos

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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rua da Se and Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao. Get outdoors at Gruta do Natal and Photography Tours. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Alto da Memoria, trek along Misterios Negros Trail, learn more about the world around you at Serra de Santa Barbara Interpretation Centre, and take some stellar pictures from Serra de Santa Barbara Lookout.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Angra do Heroismo day trip tool .

Drive from Horta to Angra do Heroismo in 7.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nordeste.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Trilha de Misterios Negros, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara, Ponta dos Biscoitos
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
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Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se
Photography Tours
Trilha de Misterios Negros ©
Trilha de Misterios Negros

3
nights
Nordeste, Sao Miguel

Nordeste ©
Nordeste is a municipality on the northeastern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores. On the 29th (Wed), get curious at Priolo Environmental Center, hike along Salto do Prego, then take some stellar pictures from Pico Longo Viewpoint, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico da Vara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Jose do Canto Forest Garden, admire the striking features of Capela de Nossa Senhora das Vitorias - Furnas, then enjoy breathtaking views from Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Farol Ponta do Arnel.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nordeste trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Angra do Heroismo to Nordeste. In May in Nordeste, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nordeste

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Povoacao, Furnas
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
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Salto do Prego ©
Salto do Prego
Jose do Canto Forest Garden ©
Jose do Canto Forest Garden
Farol Ponta do Arnel ©
Farol Ponta do Arnel

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