8 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

8 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Islet of Vila Franca do Campo (in Vila Franca do Campo) and Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra, Poca Da Dona Beija, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, take some stellar pictures from Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip planning website.

Brussels, Belgium to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brussels to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Brussels, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Ponta Delgada, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

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.