8 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

8 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada
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Ponta Delgada

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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 Fishing Charters & Tours and Salto do Prego. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Caldeiras Vulcânicas & Pico do Ferro Viewpoint). The adventure continues: get outside with Jardim Antonio Borges, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara, pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora da Paz, and delve into the lush surroundings at Lagoa das Furnas.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada attractions planner.

Lisbon to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 3-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in September: highs in Ponta Delgada hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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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.