8 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

8 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada

— 7 nights
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.
Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao and Igreja de Sao Jose will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Igreja do Santo Cristo and Jose do Canto Forest Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros), Furnas (Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas, OMIC - Observatorio Microbiano dos Acores, &more) and Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades). Spend the 28th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Azores Magic Tours, visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Arnel, identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Porto to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Porto in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ponta Delgada, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

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Sao Miguel travel guide

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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.