35 days in Nazare, Azores & Madrid Itinerary

35 days in Nazare, Azores & Madrid Itinerary

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1
Nazare, Portugal
— 2 nights
2
Angra do Heroismo, Portugal
— 4 nights
3
Velas, Portugal
— 4 nights
4
Angra do Heroismo, Portugal
— 8 nights
5
Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal
— 3 nights
6
Horta, Portugal
— 2 nights
7
Corvo, Portugal
— 1 night
8
Santa Cruz Da Graciosa, Portugal
— 2 nights
9
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 2 nights
10
Praia da Vitoria, Portugal
— 1 night
11
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights

2
nights
Nazare, Portugal

Nazare ©
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, thentake some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Suberco, thendon't miss a visit to O Sitio, and finally don't miss a visit to Forte de Sao Miguel.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nazare online itinerary planner.

Sacramento, USA to Nazare is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of train, subway, and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Sacramento in June, expect nights in Nazare to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Nazare

Historic Sites
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Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré ©
Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré
Forte de Sao Miguel ©
Forte de Sao Miguel
O Sitio
O Sitio

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Angra do Heroismo, Portugal

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. Get some cultural insight at Swim with Dolphins and Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao. Explore hidden gems such as Monte Brasil and Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Barbara Church, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista, appreciate the history behind Monumento ao Toiro, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Da Misericordia.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Angra do Heroismo online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Nazare to Angra do Heroismo takes 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nazare to Angra do Heroismo. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Velas.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara, Ponta dos Biscoitos, Trilha de Misterios Negros
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

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nights
Velas, Portugal

Velas ©
Velas is a municipality in the São Jorge Island, in the Portuguese autonomous region of Azores. Visit Ponta do Admoiro and Poca das Mujas for some beach relaxation. Museu da Industria Baleeira and Casa do Parque de Sao Jorge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Velas: Reserva Florestal de Recreio da Prainha (in Sao Roque do Pico), Miradouro Sobre a Calheta (in Calheta) and Lajes do Pico (Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum) & Parque Florestal de Sao Joao). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Barbara, learn about winemaking at Adega A Buraca, take in panoramic vistas at Miradouro para a Faja do Ouvidor, and explore the striking landscape at Arco Natural de Velas.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Velas route planner.

You can travel from Angra do Heroismo to Velas in 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Velas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lajes do Pico, Sao Roque do Pico, Miradouro Sobre a Calheta, Adega A Buraca
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Ponta do Admoiro ©
Ponta do Admoiro
Museu da Industria Baleeira ©
Museu da Industria Baleeira
Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum) ©
Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum)

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Angra do Heroismo, Portugal

Angra do Heroismo ©
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Angra do Heroismo and Museu do Vinho. Popular historic sites such as Forte de Sao Sebastiao and Rua da Se are in your itinerary. Enjoy Angra do Heroismo some more: explore the fascinating underground world of Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, learn about winemaking at Adega Simas, and identify plant and animal life at Furnas do Enxofre.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Angra do Heroismo day trip site.

Travel from Velas to Angra do Heroismo in 4.5 hours. You'll set off for Santa Cruz das Flores on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Terceira, Porto Judeu, Adega Simas, Cabras Islets
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Furnas do Enxofre ©
Furnas do Enxofre
Museum of Angra do Heroismo ©
Museum of Angra do Heroismo
Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se

3
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Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal

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. Explore hidden gems such as Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao and Boqueirao Environmental Interpretation Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museu das Flores and Lighthouse of Ponta do Albernaz. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Morro Alto and Pico do Se Natural Forest Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, take some stellar pictures from Faja de Lopo Vaz, and admire the sheer force of Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz das Flores trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Angra do Heroismo to Santa Cruz das Flores with the Route module. July in Santa Cruz das Flores sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Horta.

Things to do in Santa Cruz das Flores

Parks Nature 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
Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao ©
Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao
Museu das Flores ©
Museu das Flores

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Horta, Portugal

Horta ©
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Horta Regional Museum, see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw, and then kick back and relax at Praia do Porto Pim.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Horta trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Cruz das Flores to Horta. July in Horta sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Corvo.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim
Horta Regional Museum ©
Horta Regional Museum
Museu Scrimshaw ©
Museu Scrimshaw

1
night
Corvo, Portugal

Corvo
Vila do Corvo is the smallest municipality in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, constituting the island of Corvo in its entirety. To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Corvo day trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Horta to Corvo. July in Corvo sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Santa Cruz Da Graciosa.

Things to do in Corvo

Museums
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Santa Cruz Da Graciosa, Portugal

Santa Cruz Da Graciosa ©
Santa Cruz da Graciosa is a Portuguese municipality on the island of Graciosa, in the archipelago of the Azores. On the 20th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Furna do Enxofre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Cruz Da Graciosa itinerary maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Corvo to Santa Cruz Da Graciosa. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Santa Cruz Da Graciosa

Nature Parks
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Centro de Visitantes da Furna do Enxofre ©
Centro de Visitantes da Furna do Enxofre

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga Sahar Hassamain, examine the collection at Museu Militar dos Acores, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Santo Cristo, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Jose, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Cruz Da Graciosa to Ponta Delgada. In July in Ponta Delgada, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Praia da Vitoria.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Museu Militar dos Acores ©
Museu Militar dos Acores
Igreja de Sao Jose ©
Igreja de Sao Jose

1
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Praia da Vitoria, Portugal

Praia da Vitoria ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get great views at Miradouro da Serra do Cume, thencapture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Escaleiras Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Forte de Santa Catarina. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Junco and then get in on the family fun at Praia da Vitoria Old City.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Praia da Vitoria online travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ponta Delgada to Praia da Vitoria. In July, daily temperatures in Praia da Vitoria can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Praia da Vitoria

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Escaleiras Beach ©
Escaleiras Beach
Photography Tours
Miradouro da Serra do Cume ©
Miradouro da Serra do Cume

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Alcazar of Segovia and Museo Sorolla will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The Walls of Avila and The Four Posts. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more), Catedral de Segovia (in Segovia) and Chorrera de los Litueros (in Somosierra). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Avila, identify plant and animal life at Embalse del Guajaraz, and admire the landmark architecture of Real Monasterio de Santo Tomas.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Praia da Vitoria to Madrid. The time zone difference moving from Azores Standard Time (AZOT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Praia da Vitoria in July, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Avila, Toledo, Segovia, Chorrera de los Litueros, Embalse del Guajaraz
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Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

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