10 days in Azores Itinerary

10 days in Azores Itinerary

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Sao Jorge
— 2 nights
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Madalena, Pico
— 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 12th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santa Barbara, then explore the striking landscape at Arco Natural de Velas, then explore the activities along Piscina Natural da Faja do Ouvidor, and finally admire the majestic nature at Reserva Florestal de Recreo de Macelas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from 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, then explore the striking landscape at Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo, then explore the activities along Piscina Natural Simao Dias, and finally get great views at Miradouro Sobre a Calheta.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Sao Jorge travel route app.

Praia da Vitoria to Sao Jorge is an approximately 5-hour travel. In June, daily temperatures in Sao Jorge can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Madalena.

Things to do in Sao Jorge

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Madalena, Pico

— 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 still lots to do: indulge your senses at Tripix Azores, do a tasting at Picowines, 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 see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Madalena trip builder.

Traveling by journey from Sao Jorge to Madalena takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Madalena are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough 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: examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Life Fish Station - Porto Pim Aquarium, take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira, and take in the waterfront activity at The Marina of Horta.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Horta trip itinerary builder website.

You can travel from Madalena to Horta in an hour. June in Horta sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) 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.