7 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

7 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

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Fly to João Paulo II Airport, Drive to Nordeste
— 1 night
Ponta Delgada
— 4 nights



— 1 night
Nordeste is a municipality on the northeastern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores. On the 21st (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Arnel, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego, make a trip to Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, then get curious at Priolo Environmental Center, and finally stroll through Salto do Prego. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Caldeiras Vulcânicas, get impressive views of Lagoa das Furnas, then delve into the lush surroundings at Jose do Canto Forest Garden, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora da Alegria.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nordeste holiday planner.

Atlanta, USA to Nordeste is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Atlanta to Nordeste, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in July; daily highs in Nordeste reach 75°F and lows reach 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Nordeste

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Visiting Jardim Antonio Borges and Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Lagoa do Congro and Mosteiros Beach. Step out of Ponta Delgada to go to Mosteiros and see Piscinas Naturais, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Pinhal da Paz, don't miss a visit to Pico Carvao, get outside with Lagoa do Canario, and engage your brain at Observatorio Vulcanologico e Geotermico dos Acores.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ponta Delgada day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nordeste to Ponta Delgada takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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.