58 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

58 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada

— 55 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.
Get some cultural insight at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Farol do Arnel. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Mosteiros Beach. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Nordeste (Garden of Quinta Do Moinho, Serra da Tronqueira, &more), Piscinas Naturais (in Mosteiros) and Furnas (Caldeiras Vulcânicas, Jardim da Quenturas, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Reserva Florestal de Recreio do Pinhal da Paz, surround yourself with nature on Azores Magic Tours, take in the natural beauty of Lagoa das Furnas, and take some stellar pictures from Ponta da Ferraria Ferraria.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada trip itinerary builder.

Auckland, New Zealand to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 32-hour flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Auckland to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Ponta Delgada. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

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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.