We are looking to go to the Azores next summer. What is the best time of year climate wise which will also allow us to Whale watch and walk in the hills. Also is 1 week enough. We are flying from UK so where can we depart from for a direct flight at best value. Is it best to book flights, hotels, car hire and whale trips separately via internet or book a package. Where can we get info on walking in the azores and we are prepared to island hop if necessary. Lots of questions and relying on you seasoned Azore travellers for assistance.