8 days in Azores Itinerary

8 days in Azores Itinerary

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8 days in Azores Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
3
Nordeste, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Dallas

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pinhal da Paz and Mosteiros Beach. Get some cultural insight at Igreja de Sao Jose and Sao Nicolau Church. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, savor the flavors at Mercado da Graca, get great views at Miradouro de Santa Iria, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jose do Canto Botanical Garden.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada itinerary planner .

Dallas, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 15-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Azores Time (AZOT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. While traveling from Dallas, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Ponta Delgada, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ribeira Grande, Sete Cidades, Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores, Mosteiros Beach
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara

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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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the striking features of Palacio dos Capitaes Generais, then make a trip to Rua da Se, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vitoria Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): get great views at Alto da Memoria, then look for gifts at Queijo Vaquinha, then get great views at Serra de Santa Barbara Lookout, and finally get outside with Gruta do Natal.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Angra do Heroismo trip planner .

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Angra do Heroismo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Nordeste.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Vitoria Beach, Queijo Vaquinha
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Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se
Vitoria Beach ©
Vitoria Beach
Gruta do Natal ©
Gruta do Natal

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nights
Nordeste, Sao Miguel

Nordeste ©
Nordeste is a municipality on the northeastern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Ponta do Sossego, look for all kinds of wild species at Priolo Environmental Center, then get great views at Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, and finally hike along Salto do Prego.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nordeste trip itinerary planning website .

Explore your travel options from Angra do Heroismo to Nordeste with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Nordeste can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nordeste

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, Priolo Environmental Center, Salto do Prego
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Salto do Prego ©
Salto do Prego
Farol Ponta do Arnel ©
Farol Ponta do Arnel
Pico do Ferro Viewpoint ©
Pico do Ferro Viewpoint

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