A 14 Days Trip in Azores Island, Starting from Sao Miguel

🌿 Destination Highlights

  • Exploring nature
  • Hiking
  • Whale watching

🗺️ Suggested Itinerary

1Hiking in Sete CidadesLunch at a local cafeWhale watching tour
2Visit Furnas hot springsExplore Terra Nostra Botanical GardenDinner at a traditional Azorean restaurant
3Pico Mountain hikePicnic lunch at the summitRelax at a local spa
4Caldeira Velha hot springsVisit Lagoa do FogoSunset picnic at the lake

🕒 Realistic Time Management

  • Day 1: Hiking in Sete Cidades (3 hours), Lunch (1 hour), Whale watching tour (3 hours)
  • Day 2: Visit Furnas hot springs (2 hours), Explore Terra Nostra Botanical Garden (2 hours), Dinner (2 hours)
  • Day 3: Pico Mountain hike (5 hours), Picnic lunch (1 hour), Spa relaxation (2 hours)
  • Day 4: Caldeira Velha hot springs (2 hours), Visit Lagoa do Fogo (2 hours), Sunset picnic (1 hour)

🍽️ Local Cuisine

  • Cozido das Furnas (traditional meat stew cooked underground)
  • Alcatra (beef marinated in wine and spices)
  • Lapas (limpets)

🏨 Accommodation Recommendations

🚗 How To Get There And Away

  • Renting a car is the best way to explore the island at your own pace
  • Taxis and public buses are also available for transportation

🎒 Comprehensive Packing List

  • Clothing: Layers for changing weather, hiking boots, swimwear
  • Electronics: Camera, portable charger
  • Toiletries: Sunscreen, insect repellent
  • Miscellaneous: Reusable water bottle, daypack

💰 Budget Consideration

  • Standard cost of living per person per day: $50-$100
  • Relevant costs from itinerary: Whale watching tour ($50), Spa relaxation ($80), Dinner at a traditional Azorean restaurant ($30)
  • Tips for saving money: Opt for local eateries, use public transportation

🗣️ Language and Cultural Etiquette

  • Learn a few basic Portuguese phrases
  • Respect local customs and traditions

🌴 Some Off-the-Beaten-Path Experiences

  • Visit the abandoned village of Sanguinho
  • Explore the hidden beaches of Azores
  • Attend a traditional Azorean festival

❓ Frequently Asked Questions

  • Best season to visit: Spring and Fall for mild weather
  • Is English widely spoken: Yes, especially in tourist areas
  • Do I need a visa: No, for EU and US citizens

🎉 Conclusion

Fun Fact: Azores is one of the best places in the world for whale watching! Call to Action: Start planning your 14-day adventure in Azores now!

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