5 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

5 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada
— 4 nights


Ponta Delgada

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gruta do Carvao, Igreja do Santo Cristo, Ermida de Nossa Senhora Mae de Deus, and other attractions you added. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija) and Lagoa Verde / Lagoa das Sete Cidades (in Sete Cidades). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, pause for some photo ops at Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral, explore the activities along Furnas, and take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

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Lisbon to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 3-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Lisbon in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Sao Miguel travel guide

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.