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
Drive
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Ponta Delgada
— 5 nights
Fly

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Nordeste

Nordeste is a municipality on the northeastern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Farol do Arnel and Castelo Branco. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lagoa das Furnas and Jose do Canto Forest Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Furnas (Caldeiras Vulcânicas & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's much more to do: hike along Salto do Prego, contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas, take some stellar pictures from Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, and take in the awesome beauty at Pico da Vara.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Nordeste day trip website.

Toronto, Canada to Nordeste is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Nordeste

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

5
nights
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.
Igreja do Santo Cristo and Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Igreja de Sao Jose and Sao Nicolau Church are in your itinerary. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Mosteiros (Piscinas Naturais & Mosteiros Beach). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Pinhal da Paz, see some colorful creatures with Espirito Azul, head outdoors with Lagoa do Congro, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada travel app.

Traveling by car from Nordeste to Ponta Delgada takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Ponta Delgada can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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.