8 days in Sao Miguel, Flores & Sao Jorge Itinerary

8 days in Sao Miguel, Flores & Sao Jorge Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada
— 3 nights
Fly to Flores Airport, Drive to Faja Grande
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Faja Grande
— 1 night
Drive
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Calheta
— 2 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra, Caldeiras Vulcânicas, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, take some stellar pictures from Serra da Barrosa Viewpoint, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada trip planning app.

Brussels, Belgium to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Azores Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Brussels in July, Ponta Delgada is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Faja Grande.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Faja Grande

Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the activities along Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro, admire the sheer force of Cascata do Poco do Bacalhau, and then make a trip to Faja Grande.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Faja Grande trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ponta Delgada to Faja Grande. In July, daytime highs in Faja Grande are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 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

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Calheta

Calheta is a municipality on the island of São Jorge, in the Portuguese autonomous region of Azores. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Miradouro para a Faja do Ouvidor, then 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 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Piscina Natural Simao Dias, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Faja de Santo Cristo, then immerse yourself in nature at Reserva Florestal de Recreo de Macelas, and finally get great views at Miradouro da Faja dos Cubres.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Calheta trip builder app.

You can drive from Faja Grande to Calheta in 21 hours. In July, daytime highs in Calheta are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Calheta

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sao Miguel travel guide

4.3
Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Gardens
Green Island
Known as The Green Island, Sao Miguel is the largest of the nine islands of Azores and is considered a natural paradise. These islands were discovered in the 15th century and, according to myth, are reputed to be part of the lost empire of Atlantis. Sao Miguel's most prominent feature is a set of twin lakes, one of which is blue and the other green. Visitors also enjoy the island's park, golf courses, beaches, mountains, marina, and ocean views. Stop for a look at the city's monuments and architecture, and experience the cobbled streets lined with a variety of restaurants, shops, bars, and cafes.

Flores travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Waterfalls · History Museums

Sao Jorge travel guide

4.6
Geologic Formations · Observation Decks · Lookouts