16 days in Azores Itinerary

16 days in Azores Itinerary

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16 days in Azores Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Santa Maria
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
3
Nordeste, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Farol de Goncalo Velho and Miradouro Sao Lourenco. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ermida de Nossa Senhora dos Anjos and Dalberto Pombo Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Maria attractions planner .

New York City, USA to Santa Maria is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Santa Maria is 4 hours. In May in Santa Maria, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Gruta do Figueiral ©
Gruta do Figueiral
Farol de Goncalo Velho ©
Farol de Goncalo Velho
Ermida de Nossa Senhora dos Anjos ©
Ermida de Nossa Senhora dos Anjos

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. Take a break from the city and head to Photography Tours and Piscina das Quatro Ribeiras. Popular historic sites such as Rua da Se and Igreja Da Misericordia are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao, look for gifts at Queijo Vaquinha, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista, and trek along Misterios Negros Trail.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Angra do Heroismo day trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Maria to Angra do Heroismo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nordeste.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Terceira, Praia da Vitoria, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara, Ponta dos Biscoitos
Find places to stay May 14 — 18:
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Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se
Photography Tours
Museum of Angra do Heroismo ©
Museum of Angra do Heroismo

3
nights
Nordeste, Sao Miguel

Nordeste ©
Nordeste is a municipality on the northeastern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores. Get a sense of the local culture at Farol Ponta do Arnel and Church of Nossa Senhora da Alegria. Step off the beaten path and head to Jose do Canto Forest Garden and Pico da Vara. Change things up with a short trip to Castelo Branco in Vila Franca do Campo (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Salto do Prego, get impressive views of Lagoa das Furnas, don't miss a visit to Casa de Trabalho e Protecao a Juventude Feminina de Nordeste, and take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nordeste travel route planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Angra do Heroismo to Nordeste. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Nordeste

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Salto do Prego, Castelo Branco
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:
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Lagoa das Furnas ©
Lagoa das Furnas
Salto do Prego ©
Salto do Prego

5
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 a sense of the local culture at Igreja de Sao Jose and Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo. Sinagoga Sahar Hassamain and Igreja do Santo Cristo will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Mosteiros (Natural Pool & Mosteiros Beach) and Espirito Azul (in Vila Franca do Campo). There's lots more to do: get outside with Jardim Antonio Borges, get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, look for all kinds of wild species at Pinhal da Paz, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao.

To plan Ponta Delgada vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Nordeste to Ponta Delgada takes an hour. May in Ponta Delgada sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Vila Franca do Campo, Mosteiros, Sao Miguel, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, Miradouro de Santa Iria
Find places to stay May 21 — 26:
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Pinhal da Paz ©
Pinhal da Paz
Espirito Azul ©
Espirito Azul
Nossa Senhora da Paz ©
Nossa Senhora da Paz

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