9 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

9 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

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Nordeste
— 1 night
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Capelas
— 1 night
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Ponta Delgada
— 5 nights

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Nordeste

Nordeste ©
Nordeste is a municipality on the northeastern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): make a trip to Farol do Arnel, make a trip to Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, then make a trip to Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego, then engage your brain at Priolo Environmental Center, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pico da Vara. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Caldeiras Vulcânicas, then get impressive views of Lagoa das Furnas, then take a peaceful walk through Jose do Canto Forest Garden, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora da Alegria.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nordeste vacation planner.

Boston, USA to Nordeste is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Azores Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. September in Nordeste sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Capelas.

Things to do in Nordeste

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Lagoa das Furnas ©
Lagoa das Furnas
Jose do Canto Forest Garden ©
Jose do Canto Forest Garden
Pico da Vara ©
Pico da Vara

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Capelas

Capelas ©
On the 3rd (Tue), engage your brain at Santana Astronomical Observatory, explore the activities along Piscinas Naturales en Capelas, then head outdoors with Lagoa do Canario, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mosteiros Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Capelas online holiday planner.

Drive from Nordeste to Capelas in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Capelas can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Capelas

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lagoa do Canario ©
Lagoa do Canario
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Santana Astronomical Observatory ©
Santana Astronomical Observatory

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Ponta Delgada

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lagoa do Congro and Pinhal da Paz. Visiting Espirito Azul and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: get outside with Praia do Populo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Jose, take a tour by water with Pure Sail - Yacht Charter Azores, and make a trip to Pico Carvao.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada road trip site.

Ponta Delgada is just a short distance from Capelas. September in Ponta Delgada sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pinhal da Paz ©
Pinhal da Paz
Espirito Azul ©
Espirito Azul
Lagoa do Congro ©
Lagoa do Congro