7 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

7 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sete Cidades
— 2 nights
Drive to João Paulo II Airport, Fly to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gruta do Carvao, Arruda Pineapple Plantation, Lagoa do Congro, and other attractions.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada driving holiday planner.

Porto to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada. In October, daytime highs in Ponta Delgada are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sete Cidades.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Sete Cidades

Boca do Inferno Viewpoint has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mosteiros Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, don't miss a visit to Monte Palace Hotel Ruins, then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sete Cidades route tool.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Sete Cidades by car takes about an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Sete Cidades can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sete Cidades

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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.