15 days in Ponta Delgada, Vila Franca do Campo & Sete Cidades Itinerary

15 days in Ponta Delgada, Vila Franca do Campo & Sete Cidades Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada
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Vila Franca do Campo
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Sete Cidades
— 10 nights
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Ponta Delgada
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Ponta Delgada — 1 night

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.
On the 12th (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Santana Astronomical Observatory and then hike along Pedra Queimada - Lajinha - Degredo. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then look for gifts at Louvre Michaelense.

For reviews and more tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada online trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Azores Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Zurich in August, Ponta Delgada is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vila Franca do Campo.
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Vila Franca do Campo — 2 nights

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. On the 14th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Priolo Environmental Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Lombo Gordo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoa das Furnas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nossa Senhora da Paz, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vila Franca do Campo driving holiday planning site.

Vila Franca do Campo is just a stone's throw from Ponta Delgada. August in Vila Franca do Campo sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Sete Cidades.
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Sete Cidades — 10 nights

You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mosteiros Beach and Piscinas Naturais. Explore hidden gems such as Lagoa do Canario and Vista do Rei Miradouro.

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Drive from Vila Franca do Campo to Sete Cidades in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Sete Cidades are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 25th (Thu), you're off to Ponta Delgada.
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Ponta Delgada — 1 night

On the 25th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Jose, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sete Cidades to Ponta Delgada takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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