6 days in Faial Island, Pico & Sao Jorge Itinerary

6 days in Faial Island, Pico & Sao Jorge Itinerary

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Horta
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Madalena
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Horta
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Horta

— 2 nights
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. On the 16th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Moinho giratório de madeira na Conceição, Lomba, then kick back and relax at Parque de Campismo da Praia do Almoxarife, and then kick back and relax at Praia do Porto Pim. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: scramble along the landscape with Toboga Azores, take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Dabney, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Lisbon to Horta is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Horta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in October, you will find days in Horta are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Madalena.

Things to do in Horta

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Madalena

— 1 day
Madalena is a municipality along the western coast of the island of Pico, in the Portuguese Azores. On the 18th (Sun), examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacao da Paisagem da Cultura da Vinha da Ilha do Pico, take some stellar pictures from Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), and then indulge your senses at Tripix Azores.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Madalena day trip planning website.

Travel from Horta to Madalena in an hour. Alternatively, you can travel. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Madalena

Tours · Wineries · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Horta

— 2 nights
On the 19th (Mon), take a pleasant ride with Patio, examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos, and then step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Horta online tour planner.

You can travel from Madalena to Horta in an hour. Another option is to travel. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Sao Jorge.

Things to do in Horta

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Sao Jorge

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Faja dos Cubres, take in panoramic vistas at Miradouro para a Faja do Ouvidor, take in the dramatic natural features at Arco Natural de Velas, then explore the activities along Piscina Natural da Faja do Ouvidor, and finally explore the striking landscape at Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Jorge trip planning app.

Traveling by journey from Horta to Sao Jorge takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can travel. In October in Sao Jorge, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Sao Jorge

Nature · Parks

Horta

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then go for a stroll along the water at The Marina of Horta.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Horta trip itinerary planner.

Travel from Sao Jorge to Horta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can travel. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Horta

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Faial Island travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Dolphin & Whale Watching

Pico travel guide

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Wine Tours & Tastings · Mountains · Specialty Museums