36 days in Azores Itinerary

36 days in Azores Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  17 h 15 min
1
Nordeste, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Travel:  6 h
2
Santa Maria
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12 h 15 min
3
Horta, Faial Island
— 7 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
4
Praia da Vitoria, Terceira
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 12 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Vancouver

4
nights
Nordeste, Sao Miguel

Nordeste ©
Nordeste is a municipality on the northeastern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Farol do Arnel and Capela de Nossa Senhora das Vitorias - Furnas. Step off the beaten path and head to Salto do Prego and Praia do Lombo Gordo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nordeste: Furnas (Igreja de Santa Ana, Jose do Canto Forest Garden, &more). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego, admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra, don't miss a visit to Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, and get curious at Priolo Environmental Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Nordeste road trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Nordeste is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Vancouver to Nordeste. Traveling from Vancouver in September, things will get a bit warmer in Nordeste: highs are around 28°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Nordeste

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Povoacao
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:
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Parque Terra Nostra ©
Parque Terra Nostra
Farol do Arnel ©
Farol do Arnel
Church of Nossa Senhora da Alegria ©
Church of Nossa Senhora da Alegria

6
nights
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Farol de Goncalo Velho and Ermida de Nossa Senhora dos Anjos. Explore hidden gems such as Miradouro Sao Lourenco and Pico Alto.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Maria trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Nordeste to Santa Maria with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Farol de Goncalo Velho ©
Farol de Goncalo Velho
Ermida de Nossa Senhora dos Anjos ©
Ermida de Nossa Senhora dos Anjos
Ermida de Nossa Senhora de Fatima ©
Ermida de Nossa Senhora de Fatima

7
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia do Porto Pim and Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife. Get some historical perspective at Igreja de Santa Barbara and Church of Santa Barbara. Change things up with these side-trips from Horta: Trilha de Vinhas (in Criacao Velha) and Centro de Interpretacao da Paisagem da Cultura da Vinha da Ilha do Pico (in Sao Roque do Pico). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos, examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Horta trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Santa Maria to Horta with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Horta can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will leave for Praia da Vitoria on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Horta

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Faial Island, Igreja de Santa Barbara, Trilha de Vinhas, Centro de Interpretacao da Paisagem da Cultura da Vinha da Ilha do Pico
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 14:
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Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim
Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife ©
Igreja de Santa Barbara ©
Igreja de Santa Barbara

5
nights
Praia da Vitoria, Terceira

Praia da Vitoria ©
Relax by the water at Vitoria Beach and Escaleiras Beach. Popular historic sites such as Rua da Se and Igreja Da Misericordia are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Praia da Vitoria side-trips: Angra do Heroismo (Santa Barbara Church & Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara).

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Praia da Vitoria driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Horta to Praia da Vitoria takes 6.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Praia da Vitoria

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Angra do Heroismo, Terceira, Ponta dos Biscoitos
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Vitoria Beach ©
Vitoria Beach
Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao ©
Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se

12
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia de Santa Barbara and Mosteiros Beach. Visit Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja de Sao Jose for their historical value. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Castelo Branco (in Vila Franca do Campo), Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades) and Piscinas Naturais (in Mosteiros). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Santo Cristo, don't miss a visit to Pico Carvao, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, and head outdoors with Lagoa do Canario.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Praia da Vitoria to Ponta Delgada. October in Ponta Delgada sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ribeira Grande, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel, Sete Cidades, Mosteiros
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 31:
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Nossa Senhora da Paz ©
Nossa Senhora da Paz

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