37 days in Azores Itinerary

37 days in Azores Itinerary

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37 days in Azores Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
2
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Horta, Faial Island
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 12 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

7
nights
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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao and Boqueirao Environmental Interpretation Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau and Rocha dos Bordoes. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Faja Grande, get great views at Miradouro do Monte das Cruzes, contemplate the waterfront views at Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, and examine the collection at Museu das Flores.

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

Los Angeles, USA to Santa Cruz das Flores is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Azores Time is 7 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Cruz das Flores, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 62°F. You will leave for Angra do Heroismo on the 2nd (Thu).

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
Find places to stay Jun 25 — Jul 2:
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Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau ©
Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau
Faja Grande ©
Faja Grande

8
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia dos Biscoitos and Gruta do Natal. Visit Rua da Se and Se Cathedral for their historical value. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara, steep yourself in history at Palacio dos Capitaes Generais, and take in the awesome beauty at Monte Brasil.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Angra do Heroismo travel route builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Santa Cruz das Flores to Angra do Heroismo with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Terceira, Porto Judeu, Ponta dos Biscoitos, Cabras Islets
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 10:
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Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se
Museum of Angra do Heroismo ©
Museum of Angra do Heroismo
Scuba & Snorkeling

8
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. Horta Regional Museum and Church of Santa Barbara will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Gruta das Torres and Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Horta: Trilha de Vinhas (in Criacao Velha), Lajes do Pico (Parque Florestal de Sao Joao, Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum), & more) and Sao Roque do Pico (Lagoa do Capitao, Centro de Interpretacao da Paisagem da Cultura da Vinha da Ilha do Pico, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), kick back and relax at Praia do Porto Pim, and examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Horta trip builder tool .

You can fly from Angra do Heroismo to Horta in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Horta are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sao Roque do Pico, Lajes do Pico, Pico, Faial Island, Adega A Buraca
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 18:
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Gruta das Torres ©
Gruta das Torres
Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim

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.
Igreja do Santo Cristo and Igreja de Sao Jose are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Jardim Antonio Borges and Praia de Santa Barbara. Venture out of the city with trips to Mosteiros (Mosteiros Beach & Piscinas Naturais), Nordeste (Farol Ponta do Arnel, Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, & more) and Furnas (Capela de Nossa Senhora das Vitorias - Furnas, Jose do Canto Forest Garden, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Lagoa de Santiago, stroll through Salto do Prego, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada day trip planning tool .

Fly from Horta to Ponta Delgada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Vila Franca do Campo, Ribeira Grande, Nordeste
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 30:
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Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Lagoa das Furnas ©
Lagoa das Furnas

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