10 days in Azores Itinerary

10 days in Azores Itinerary

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Sao Jorge
— 2 nights
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Madalena
— 4 nights
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Horta, Faial Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Lajes Airport, Drive to Praia da Vitoria

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Sao Jorge

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santa Barbara, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arco Natural de Velas, then take in the dramatic natural features at Piscina Natural da Faja do Ouvidor, and finally stroll through Reserva Florestal de Recreo de Macelas. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Miradouro da Faja dos Cubres, take in panoramic vistas at Miradouro para a Faja do Ouvidor, examine the collection at Casa do Parque de Sao Jorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo, then explore the activities along Piscina Natural Simao Dias, and finally take some stellar pictures from Miradouro Sobre a Calheta.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Jorge route planner.

Praia da Vitoria to Sao Jorge is an approximately 5-hour travel. In June in Sao Jorge, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Madalena.

Things to do in Sao Jorge

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Madalena

— 4 nights
Madalena is a municipality along the western coast of the island of Pico, in the Portuguese Azores. Change things up with these side-trips from Madalena: Lajes do Pico (Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum), Vigia da Queimada, &more) and Sao Roque do Pico (Museu da Industria Baleeira & Lagoa do Capitao). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at Tripix Azores, explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta das Torres, take in the awesome beauty at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), and examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacao da Paisagem da Cultura da Vinha da Ilha do Pico.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Madalena holiday maker website.

You can travel from Sao Jorge to Madalena in 2 hours. In June in Madalena, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Madalena

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Horta, Faial Island

— 3 nights
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Horta is known for museums, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Life Fish Station - Porto Pim Aquarium, and explore the striking landscape at Caldeira.

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Traveling by journey from Madalena to Horta takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Horta are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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.

Pico travel guide

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Wine Tours & Tastings · Mountains · Specialty Museums