10 days in Sao Jorge, Pico & Faial Island Itinerary

10 days in Sao Jorge, Pico & Faial Island Itinerary

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Sao Jorge

— 3 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo and Piscina Natural da Faja do Ouvidor.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Jorge road trip site.

Lisbon to Sao Jorge is an approximately 18-hour travel. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Lisbon in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sao Jorge: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Madalena.

Things to do in Sao Jorge

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Madalena

— 3 nights
Madalena is a municipality along the western coast of the island of Pico, in the Portuguese Azores. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museu da Industria Baleeira and Lagoa do Capitao. Change things up with a short trip to Parque Florestal de Sao Joao in Lajes do Pico (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Tripix Azores, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), trek along Trilha de Vinhas, and shop like a local with Adega A Buraca.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Madalena driving holiday website.

You can travel from Sao Jorge to Madalena in 2 hours. June in Madalena sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Horta.

Things to do in Madalena

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Horta

— 3 nights
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Miradouro de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao and Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Angustias. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw, take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira, get great views at Miradouro da Ribeira das Cabras, and head off the coast to Vulc√£o dos Capelinhos.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Horta trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by journey from Madalena to Horta takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pico travel guide

4.4
Wine Tours & Tastings · Mountains · Specialty Museums

Faial Island travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Marinas