21 days in Azores Itinerary

21 days in Azores Itinerary

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21 days in Azores Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Santa Maria
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Horta, Faial Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Furnas, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Mosteiros, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Denver

2
nights
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Farol de Goncalo Velho and Ermida de Nossa Senhora dos Anjos will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Pico Alto and Poco da Pedreira.

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Denver, USA to Santa Maria is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Azores Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Denver in June, you will find days in Santa Maria are a bit cooler (72°F), and nights are a bit warmer (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Ribeira do Maloas ©
Ribeira do Maloas
Farol de Goncalo Velho ©
Farol de Goncalo Velho
Ermida de Nossa Senhora dos Anjos ©
Ermida de Nossa Senhora dos Anjos

2
nights
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

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 inner history buff will appreciate Rua da Se and Palacio dos Capitaes Generais. Step off the beaten path and head to Vitoria Beach and Gruta do Natal. The adventure continues: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta dos Biscoitos, don't miss a visit to Miradouro Do Facho, and get great views at Alto da Memoria.

Before you visit Angra do Heroismo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Maria to Angra do Heroismo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Trilha de Misterios Negros, Ponta dos Biscoitos
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Photography Tours
Trilha de Misterios Negros ©
Trilha de Misterios Negros
Vitoria Beach ©
Vitoria Beach

3
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife and Praia do Porto Pim. Get in touch with nature at Swim with Dolphins and Caldeira. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Horta: Capitao Lake (in Sao Roque do Pico) and Vinhas da Criacao Velha Trail (in Criacao Velha). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos, take in the dramatic natural features at Morro de Castelo Branco, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), and choose your vessel at Sailazores Yacht Charter.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Horta online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Angra do Heroismo to Horta takes 7.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Horta are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz das Flores.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Faial Island, Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), Trilha de Vinhas, Lagoa do Capitao
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Vulcão dos Capelinhos ©
Vulcão dos Capelinhos
Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim
Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico) ©
Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico)

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 (Mon): make a trip to Igreja Matriz da Lomba, make a trip to Faja Grande, and then admire the sheer force of Poco do Bacalhao Falls. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao, contemplate the waterfront views at Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, then explore the striking landscape at Rocha dos Bordoes, and finally get great views at Miradouro do Monte das Cruzes.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz das Flores trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Horta to Santa Cruz das Flores. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Furnas.

Things to do in Santa Cruz das Flores

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lajes das Flores, Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau, Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro
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Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau ©
Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau
Rocha dos Bordoes ©
Rocha dos Bordoes
Faja Grande ©
Faja Grande

3
nights
Furnas, Sao Miguel

Furnas ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jose do Canto Forest Garden and Farol Ponta do Arnel. Get in touch with nature at Lagoa do Congro and Salto do Prego. Step out of Furnas with an excursion to Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego in Nordeste--about 40 minutes away.

To see photos and other tourist information, read our Furnas trip itinerary site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Cruz das Flores to Furnas. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Mosteiros.

Things to do in Furnas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Nordeste, Salto do Prego, Lagoa do Congro
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Farol Ponta do Arnel ©
Farol Ponta do Arnel
Lagoa das Furnas ©
Lagoa das Furnas

5
nights
Mosteiros, Sao Miguel

Mosteiros ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja de Sao Jose and Sao Nicolau Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pinhal da Paz and Natural Pool. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mosteiros: Ponta Delgada (Jose do Canto Botanical Garden, Jardim Antonio Borges, & more).

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mosteiros trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Furnas to Mosteiros by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Mosteiros sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 65°F at night. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mosteiros

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Sete Cidades, Viewpoint of Black Stones
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Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Pinhal da Paz ©
Pinhal da Paz
Jardim Antonio Borges ©
Jardim Antonio Borges

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