4 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

4 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja do Santo Cristo. Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Poca Da Dona Beija (in Furnas) and Mosteiros (Piscinas Naturais & Mosteiros Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara, explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip website.

Lisbon to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 4-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.