9 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

9 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

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Fly to João Paulo II Airport, Drive to Nordeste
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Nordeste
— 2 nights
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Ponta Delgada
— 5 nights
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Nordeste

Nordeste is a municipality on the northeastern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores. Get in touch with nature at Salto do Prego and Lagoa das Furnas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Farol do Arnel and Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes. Change things up with these side-trips from Nordeste: Castelo Branco (in Vila Franca do Campo) and Furnas (Jose do Canto Forest Garden & Caldeiras Vulcânicas). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Quinta Do Moinho, make a trip to Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora da Alegria.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nordeste itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Nordeste is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Toronto to Nordeste. Traveling from Toronto in March, expect Nordeste to be much warmer, temps between 19°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Nordeste

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Visiting Mosteiros Beach and Pinhal da Paz will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piscinas Naturais and Jardim Antonio Borges. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores, get great views at Miradouro de Santa Iria, look for gifts at Louvre Michaelense, and head outdoors with Lagoa do Canario.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nordeste to Ponta Delgada takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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.