15 days in Azores Itinerary

15 days in Azores Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + 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
+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
— 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.
Get outdoors at Piscinas Naturais and Mosteiros Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Igreja de Sao Jose and Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Espirito Azul, look for all kinds of wild species at Pinhal da Paz, make a trip to Pico Carvao, and get outside with Lagoa do Canario.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada route planner.

London, UK to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ponta Delgada, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz das Flores.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Mosteiros, Vila Franca do Campo
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Igreja de Sao Jose ©
Igreja de Sao Jose
Espirito Azul ©
Espirito Azul
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach

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. On the 21st (Tue), get great views at Miradouro do Monte das Cruzes, make a trip to Faja Grande, and then admire the sheer force of Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museu das Flores, then 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, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz das Flores trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel 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 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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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 ©

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Vulcão dos Capelinhos and Museu da Industria Baleeira. Relax by the water at Praia do Porto Pim and Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife. Change things up with a short trip to Trilha de Vinhas in Criacao Velha (about 1h 05 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Barbara and get great views at Miradouro de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Horta trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Cruz das Flores to Horta. In May in Horta, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Museu da Industria Baleeira, Trilha de Vinhas, Vulcão dos Capelinhos
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
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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
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. Explore hidden gems such as Duke of Terceira Garden and Trilha de Misterios Negros. Get some cultural insight at Gruta do Natal and Palacio dos Capitaes Generais. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Rua da Se, get great views at Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and get a new perspective on nature at Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Angra do Heroismo online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Horta to Angra do Heroismo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nordeste.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Trilha de Misterios Negros, Ponta dos Biscoitos, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara
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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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get all the information you need at Priolo Environmental Center, then hike along Salto do Prego, then get great views at Pico Longo Viewpoint, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico da Vara. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Jose do Canto Forest Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela de Nossa Senhora das Vitorias - Furnas, then take some stellar pictures from Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Farol Ponta do Arnel.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nordeste travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Angra do Heroismo to Nordeste with the Route module. May in Nordeste sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nordeste

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Povoacao
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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