9 days in Azores Itinerary

9 days in Azores Itinerary

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9 days in Azores Itinerary

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

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day
Nordeste, Sao Miguel

Nordeste ©
Nordeste is a municipality on the northeastern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores. On the 5th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Farol Ponta do Arnel, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego, then take some stellar pictures from Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, then engage your brain at Priolo Environmental Center, and finally hike along Salto do Prego.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Nordeste fast, fun, and easy.

Philadelphia, USA to Nordeste is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Nordeste. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in November: high temperatures in Nordeste hover around 65°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to 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

3
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. Get outdoors at Photography Tours and Ponta dos Biscoitos. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rua da Se and Alto da Memoria. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio dos Capitaes Generais, stop by Queijo Vaquinha, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Vitoria Old City.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Angra do Heroismo day trip planning site .

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

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Ponta dos Biscoitos, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara, Queijo Vaquinha, Ceramica da Praia
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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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museu da Fabrica da Baleia do Boqueirao, contemplate the waterfront views at Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, then take in the dramatic scenery at Poco do Bacalhao Falls, and finally don't miss a visit to Faja Grande.

Start your trip to Santa Cruz das Flores by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Angra do Heroismo to Santa Cruz das Flores. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in November, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up 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

Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau
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Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau ©
Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pinhal da Paz and Mosteiros Beach. Get outdoors at Natural Pool and Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores. The adventure continues: get outside with Jardim Antonio Borges, don't miss a visit to Pico Carvao, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Jose, and look for gifts at Louvre Michaelense.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada driving holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Santa Cruz das Flores to Ponta Delgada with the Route module. In November, daytime highs in Ponta Delgada are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Mosteiros
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Jardim Antonio Borges ©
Jardim Antonio Borges
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Pinhal da Paz ©
Pinhal da Paz

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