16 days in Sao Tome and Principe Itinerary

16 days in Sao Tome and Principe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sao Tome and Principe visit planner

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Sao Tome
— 2 nights
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Principe
— 5 nights
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Sao Tome
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Porto Alegre
— 1 night
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Ilheu Das Rolas
— 1 night
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Sao Joao dos Angolares
— 1 day
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Monteforte
— 1 night
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Sao Tome
— 3 nights
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Sao Tome

— 2 nights
São Tomé is the capital city of São Tomé and Príncipe and is by far the nation's largest town. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): wander the wide-open spaces of Agostinho Neto, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoa Azul, then browse the exhibits of National Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Forte De Sao Sebastiao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Pico Cao Grande, then get outside with Praia Piscina, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Claudio Corallo.

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Lisbon, Portugal to Sao Tome is an approximately 10-hour flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lisbon in April: highs in Sao Tome hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 28°C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Principe.

Things to do in Sao Tome

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Principe

— 5 nights
Life slows down in Principe, and visitors appreciate the laid-back vibe.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Makaira Adventure.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Principe road trip planner.

Getting from Sao Tome to Principe by flight takes about 3 hours. You will leave for Sao Tome on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Principe

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Sao Tome

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Palacio do Povo, don't miss a visit to Se Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Graca de Sao Tome, then contemplate the long history of Forte De Sao Sebastiao, and finally browse the exhibits of National Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sao Tome holiday maker site.

Traveling by flight from Principe to Sao Tome takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Sao Tome

Historic Sites · Museums
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Porto Alegre

— 1 night
Porto Alegre is a village in Caué District on São Tomé Island in São Tomé and Príncipe. To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Porto Alegre travel route builder.

Getting from Sao Tome to Porto Alegre by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Porto Alegre are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off to Ilheu Das Rolas.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors
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Ilheu Das Rolas

— 1 night
To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ilheu Das Rolas journey planner.

Ilheu Das Rolas is just a short distance from Porto Alegre. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Sao Joao dos Angolares.

Things to do in Ilheu Das Rolas

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Sao Joao dos Angolares

— 1 day
On the 24th (Wed), wander the wide-open spaces of Roca S.Joao dos Angolares and then admire the sheer force of Bombaim Waterfalls.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Joao dos Angolares trip maker tool.

Drive from Ilheu Das Rolas to Sao Joao dos Angolares in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Sao Joao dos Angolares are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Monteforte.

Things to do in Sao Joao dos Angolares

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Monteforte

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos and then take in the awesome beauty at Pico de Sao Tome.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Monteforte planning app.

Traveling by car from Sao Joao dos Angolares to Monteforte takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Monteforte can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sao Tome.

Things to do in Monteforte

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Sao Tome

— 3 nights
On the 26th (Fri), get outside with Ana Chaves Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Tamarindos.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Tome trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Monteforte to Sao Tome in 1.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Sao Tome

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:

Sao Tome and Principe travel guide

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Beaches · Outdoor Activities · Museums
Center of the World
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.