21 days in Azores Itinerary

21 days in Azores Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santa Maria
— 2 nights
2
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
3
Horta, Faial Island
— 3 nights
4
Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores
— 1 night
5
Furnas, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
6
Mosteiros, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights

2
nights
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Popular historic sites such as Farol de Goncalo Velho and Ermida de Nossa Senhora dos Anjos are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Ribeira do Maloas and Pico Alto.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Maria day trip app.

Denver, USA to Santa Maria is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Santa Maria is 6 hours. While traveling from Denver, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Santa Maria, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off 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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Farol de Goncalo Velho ©
Farol de Goncalo Velho
Barreiro da Faneca ©
Barreiro da Faneca
Gruta do Figueiral ©
Gruta do Figueiral

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao and Rua da Se. Get some historical perspective at Palacio dos Capitaes Generais and Igreja Da Misericordia. There's much more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, head outdoors with Gruta do Natal, don't miss a visit to Miradouro Do Facho, and enjoy the sand and surf at Vitoria Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Angra do Heroismo attractions planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Maria to Angra do Heroismo. Finish 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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Vitoria Beach ©
Vitoria Beach
Photography Tours
Trilha de Misterios Negros ©
Trilha de Misterios Negros

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. Visit Praia do Porto Pim and Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico) and Trilha de Vinhas. Change things up with a short trip to Lagoa do Capitao in Sao Roque do Pico (about 1h 40 min away). On the 4th (Thu), spend a cool day on the water with Sailazores Yacht Charter. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos, hike along Morro de Castelo Branco, get great views at Miradouro de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and explore the striking landscape at Caldeira.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Horta trip planner.

You can fly from Angra do Heroismo to Horta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Cruz das Flores.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Faial Island, Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), Lagoa do Capitao, Trilha de Vinhas
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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): don't miss a visit to Igreja Matriz da Lomba, thenmake a trip to Faja Grande, and then admire the sheer force of Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Rocha dos Bordoes, and finally take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Monte das Cruzes.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz das Flores trip builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Horta to Santa Cruz das Flores with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off 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, Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau
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Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau ©
Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau
Rocha dos Bordoes ©
Rocha dos Bordoes
Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao ©
Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao

3
nights
Furnas, Sao Miguel

Furnas ©
Take a break from the city and head to Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes and Lagoa do Congro. Explore hidden gems such as Lagoa das Furnas and Salto do Prego. Explore Furnas' surroundings by going to Nordeste (Farol do Arnel & Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego).

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Furnas tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Cruz das Flores to Furnas. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Mosteiros.

Things to do in Furnas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Mosteiros, Sao Miguel

Mosteiros ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja de Sao Jose and Sao Nicolau Church. Escape the urban bustle at Mosteiros Beach and Piscinas Naturais. Change things up with these side-trips from Mosteiros: Ponta Delgada (Jose do Canto Botanical Garden, Jardim Antonio Borges, &more) and Viewpoint of Black Stones (in Fenais da Luz).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mosteiros trip builder website.

Getting from Furnas to Mosteiros by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mosteiros are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. 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, Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel, 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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