8 days in Azores Itinerary

8 days in Azores Itinerary

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Fly to João Paulo II Airport, Drive to Nordeste
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Nordeste, Sao Miguel
— 1 day
Drive to João Paulo II Airport, Fly to Lajes Airport
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Fly

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Nordeste, Sao Miguel

Nordeste is a municipality on the northeastern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Farol do Arnel, make a trip to Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, then make a trip to Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego, then engage your brain at Priolo Environmental Center, and finally hike along Salto do Prego.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nordeste holiday planner.

Detroit, USA to Nordeste is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Nordeste is 4 hours. Traveling from Detroit in June, expect nights in Nordeste to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Nordeste

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
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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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get great views at Monte Brasil, don't miss a visit to Rua da Se, then stop by Atlantic Souvenir, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and finally make a trip to Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): get great views at Alto da Memoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Da Misericordia, don't miss a visit to Camara Municipal de Angra do Heroismo, then pick up some local products at Duque de Braganca Market, then get great views at Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara, and finally learn more about the world around you at Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Angra do Heroismo online itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nordeste to Angra do Heroismo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

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 get in some beach time at Piscinas Naturais and Mosteiros Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Igreja de Sao Jose and Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores. Change things up with a short trip to Jose do Canto Forest Garden in Furnas (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Pinhal da Paz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get outside with Lagoa do Congro.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Angra do Heroismo to Ponta Delgada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. June in Ponta Delgada sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Azores travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Mountain Island
Composed of nine volcanic islands scattered in the Atlantic some 1,300 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, the Azores represent one of Europe's remotest vacation destinations. Settled sporadically over a span of several centuries, the islands in this archipelago retain much of their isolated feel, each one boasting its own distinct culture, dialect, and cuisine. Long overlooked by even the most adventurous travelers, the islands now surprise a growing number of visitors with their lavish natural beauty, good roads, and hospitable towns providing comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Place the island of Pico at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's highest mountain, a picture-perfect volcanic cone rising above a landscape of World Heritage-listed vineyards.