10 days in Sao Jorge, Pico & Faial Island Itinerary

10 days in Sao Jorge, Pico & Faial Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azores route planner

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Sao Jorge
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Madalena
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Horta
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Sao Jorge

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

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sao Jorge trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Lisbon to Sao Jorge is an approximately 18-hour travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Sao Jorge. Traveling from Lisbon in June, expect nights in Sao Jorge to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Madalena.

Things to do in Sao Jorge

Parks · Nature · 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 Trilha de Vinhas. Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Florestal de Sao Joao (in Lajes do Pico) and Lagoa do Capitao (in Sao Roque do Pico). There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Tripix Azores, see some colorful creatures with Twin peaks diving center, stroll through Reserva Florestal de Recreio da Prainha, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta das Torres.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Madalena trip itinerary planning app.

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 24th (Thu) early enough to 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 Moinho giratório de madeira na Conceição, Lomba. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw, admire the striking features of Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Angustias, step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, and explore the striking landscape at Morro de Castelo Branco.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Horta day trip planning tool.

Traveling by journey from Madalena to Horta takes an hour. June in Horta sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Horta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pico travel guide

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Wine Tours & Tastings · Mountains · Specialty Museums

Faial Island travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Marinas