8 days in Sao Miguel, Flores & Sao Jorge Itinerary

8 days in Sao Miguel, Flores & Sao Jorge Itinerary

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8 days in Sao Miguel, Flores & Sao Jorge Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Ponta Delgada
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Faja Grande
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Calheta
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Brussels

3
nights
Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra, Caldeiras Vulcânicas, & more). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, and appreciate the history behind Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ponta Delgada vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Brussels, Belgium to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brussels to Ponta Delgada. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brussels in July since evenings lows in Ponta Delgada dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Faja Grande.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, Serra da Barrosa Viewpoint, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parque Terra Nostra ©
Parque Terra Nostra

1
night
Faja Grande

Faja Grande ©
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau, and then don't miss a visit to Faja Grande.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Faja Grande trip itinerary maker website .

Explore your travel options from Ponta Delgada to Faja Grande with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Faja Grande can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Calheta.

Things to do in Faja Grande

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, Faja Grande
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Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau ©
Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau
Faja Grande ©
Faja Grande

2
nights
Calheta

Calheta ©
Calheta is a municipality on the island of São Jorge, in the Portuguese autonomous region of Azores. On the 30th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Miradouro para a Faja do Ouvidor, take in the dramatic natural features at Piscina Natural da Faja do Ouvidor, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Barbara. On the next day, explore the activities along Piscina Natural Simao Dias, explore the striking landscape at Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo, then admire the majestic nature at Reserva Florestal de Recreo de Macelas, and finally get great views at Miradouro da Faja dos Cubres.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Calheta road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Faja Grande to Calheta. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Calheta

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Velas, Sao Jorge
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Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo ©
Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo
Miradouro da Faja dos Cubres ©
Miradouro da Faja dos Cubres
Miradouro para a Faja do Ouvidor ©
Miradouro para a Faja do Ouvidor

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