11 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

11 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

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11 days in Sao Miguel Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  4​h 45​min
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Ponta Delgada
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

10
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia de Santa Barbara and Vale de Centianes Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mosteiros Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Ribeira Grande (Praia Calhau D'Areia & Frade Natural Pools), Natural Pool (in Mosteiros) and Furnas (Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre, Poca Da Dona Beija, & more). Fill the 27th (Fri) with unforgettable perspectives with a canyoning and rapelling tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Paz, identify plant and animal life at Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha, see the interesting displays at Museu Militar dos Acores, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada day trip app .

Lisbon to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 5-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lisbon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Ribeira Grande, Vila Franca do Campo, Mosteiros
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