22 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

22 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ponta Delgada
— 6 nights
2
Vila Franca do Campo
— 2 nights
3
Furnas
— 2 nights
4
Lagoa
— 4 nights
5
Ribeira Grande
— 3 nights
6
Nordeste
— 2 nights

6
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jose do Canto Botanical Garden, Igreja de Sao Jose and O Rei Dos Queijos. Step out of Ponta Delgada to go to Mosteiros and see Mosteiros Beach, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoas Empadadas, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Ponta Delgada is 5 hours. Traveling from Chicago in July, you will find days in Ponta Delgada are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vila Franca do Campo.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel, Mosteiros Beach, Salto do Cabrito
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Vila Franca do Campo

Vila Franca do Campo is a town and municipality in the southern part of the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese Autonomous Region of the Azores. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Islet of Vila Franca do Campo. On the 13th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nossa Senhora da Paz, tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals, thendon't miss a visit to Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, and finally take some stellar pictures from Serra da Barrosa Viewpoint.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Vila Franca do Campo day trip site.

Vila Franca do Campo is just a short distance from Ponta Delgada. In July, daily temperatures in Vila Franca do Campo can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Furnas.

Things to do in Vila Franca do Campo

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Lagoa do Fogo
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Islet of Vila Franca do Campo ©
Islet of Vila Franca do Campo
Nossa Senhora da Paz ©
Nossa Senhora da Paz

2
nights
Furnas

Furnas ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): engage your brain at OMIC - Observatorio Microbiano dos Acores. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Terra Nostra, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Poca Da Dona Beija, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela de Nossa Senhora das Vitorias - Furnas.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Furnas trip planner.

Furnas is very close to Vila Franca do Campo. July in Furnas sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lagoa.

Things to do in Furnas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Sao Miguel
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Parque Terra Nostra ©
Parque Terra Nostra
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Caldeiras Vulcânicas ©
Caldeiras Vulcânicas

4
nights
Lagoa

Lagoa ©
Lagoa is a municipality in the southwestern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores. Ceramica Viera has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, admire the masterpieces at Ribeira Grande Municipal Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Museu da Emigracao Acoriana, and get curious at Santana Astronomical Observatory.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lagoa sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Furnas to Lagoa in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Lagoa can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You will leave for Ribeira Grande on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Lagoa

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Ribeira Grande, Observatorio Vulcanologico e Geotermico dos Acores, Santana Astronomical Observatory
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Santana Astronomical Observatory ©
Santana Astronomical Observatory
Complexo Municipal de Piscinas ©
Complexo Municipal de Piscinas

3
nights
Ribeira Grande

Ribeira Grande ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Azores GreenMark - Feel the Azorean Nature. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Praia de Santa Barbara and then discover the deep blue sea with Azores GreenMark - Feel the Azorean Nature. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Calhau D'Areia, enjoy the sand and surf at Frade Natural Pools, thenexamine the collection at Tabaco da Maia Museum, thenget great views at Frade Viewpoint, and finally take some stellar pictures from Miradouro de Santa Iria.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Ribeira Grande trip planner.

Ribeira Grande is just a short distance from Lagoa. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Nordeste.

Things to do in Ribeira Grande

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Miradouro da Pedra dos Estorninhos
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Azores GreenMark - Feel the Azorean Nature ©
Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara
Miradouro de Santa Iria ©
Miradouro de Santa Iria

2
nights
Nordeste

Nordeste ©
Nordeste is a municipality on the northeastern part of São Miguel Island in the Azores. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Arnel. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Pico da Vara, take some stellar pictures from Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada, thentake some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Lombo Gordo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nordeste vacation builder website.

You can drive from Ribeira Grande to Nordeste in an hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nordeste

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Salto do Prego
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Salto do Prego ©
Salto do Prego
Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego ©
Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego
Farol do Arnel ©
Farol do Arnel

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