12 days in Sao Tome and Principe Itinerary

12 days in Sao Tome and Principe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sao Tome and Principe travel planner

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Sao Tome, Sao Tome Island
— 7 nights
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Sao Joao dos Angolares, Sao Tome Island
— 2 nights
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Principe
— 2 nights
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Sao Tome, Sao Tome Island

— 7 nights
São Tomé is the capital city of São Tomé and Príncipe and is by far the nation's largest town. Visit Praia dos Tamarindos and Lagoa Azul for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museu do Mar e da Pesca Artesanal and National Museum. When in Sao Tome, make a side trip to see Ilheu das Rolas in Porto Alegre, approximately Porto Alegre away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Forte De Sao Sebastiao, get outside with Praia Micondo, hike along Lagoa Amelia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pico Cao Grande.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sao Tome trip site.

Accra, Ghana to Sao Tome is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. In September, daytime highs in Sao Tome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sao Joao dos Angolares.

Things to do in Sao Tome

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Sao Joao dos Angolares, Sao Tome Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico de Sao Tome, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bombaim Waterfalls.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sao Joao dos Angolares online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Sao Tome to Sao Joao dos Angolares takes an hour. In September in Sao Joao dos Angolares, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Principe.

Things to do in Sao Joao dos Angolares

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Principe

— 2 nights
Life slows down in Principe, and visitors appreciate the laid-back vibe.
On the 2nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Banana Beach and then explore the engaging exhibits at Kaxi Tetuga Museum.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Principe trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Sao Joao dos Angolares to Principe in 3 hours. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Principe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
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Sao Tome and Principe travel guide

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The island nation of Sao Tome and Principe encompasses a volcanic chain that gives it its distinctive topography. The beaches that ring the islands remain some of the main places to visit in Sao Tome and Principe, with many hidden, deserted strips of sandy coastline serving as perfect getaways for those looking to escape the everyday grind. Much of the nation remains unexplored by tourists and undeveloped, making the lush rainforests and volcanic peaks of the interior particularly atmospheric hiking destinations. The laidback Creole culture of the main towns won't take too long to get used to, but it might take a little longer to get shake off after you return home.