9 days in Azores Itinerary

9 days in Azores Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  12 h 15 min
1
Nordeste, Sao Miguel
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h
2
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
4
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Philadelphia

1
day
Nordeste, Sao Miguel

Nordeste ©
Nordeste is a municipality on the northeastern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): go for a walk through Farol Ponta do Arnel, make a trip to Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego, don't miss a visit to Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, then engage your brain at Priolo Environmental Center, and finally stroll through Salto do Prego.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nordeste online road trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Nordeste is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Azores Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in November; daily highs in Nordeste reach 65°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Nordeste

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Priolo Environmental Center, Salto do Prego
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Farol Ponta do Arnel ©
Farol Ponta do Arnel
Salto do Prego ©
Salto do Prego
Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada ©
Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada

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nights
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Queijo Vaquinha and Vitoria Beach. Visit Rua da Se and Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao for their historical value. Take a break from Angra do Heroismo with a short trip to Ceramica da Praia in Cabo Da Praia, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Miradouro Do Facho, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Brasil, and learn more about the world around you at Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Angra do Heroismo trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nordeste to Angra do Heroismo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Santa Cruz das Flores.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Ceramica da Praia, Queijo Vaquinha, Ponta dos Biscoitos, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara
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Photography Tours
Vitoria Beach ©
Vitoria Beach
Ponta dos Biscoitos ©
Ponta dos Biscoitos

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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. On the 9th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao, then contemplate the waterfront views at Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau, and finally don't miss a visit to Faja Grande.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz das Flores day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Angra do Heroismo to Santa Cruz das Flores. In November, daytime highs in Santa Cruz das Flores are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Santa Cruz das Flores

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

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
Faja Grande ©
Faja Grande

3
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: Mosteiros Beach and Piscinas Naturais. Escape the urban bustle at Jardim Antonio Borges and Pinhal da Paz. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Louvre Michaelense, don't miss a visit to Pico Carvao, get outside with Lagoa do Canario, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Jose.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Cruz das Flores to Ponta Delgada. In November, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Mosteiros
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Louvre Michaelense ©
Louvre Michaelense
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Pinhal da Paz ©
Pinhal da Paz

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