6 days in Sao Tome and Principe Itinerary

6 days in Sao Tome and Principe Itinerary

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Sao Tome, Sao Tome Island
— 3 nights
Porto Alegre, Sao Tome Island
— 1 night
Drive to São Tomé International Airport, Fly to Copenhagen


Sao Tome, Sao Tome Island — 3 nights

São Tomé is the capital city of São Tomé and Príncipe and is by far the nation's largest town. Step out of Sao Tome with an excursion to Roca S. Joao dos Angolares in Sao Joao dos Angolares--about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata de Sao Nicolau, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Piscina, and don't miss a visit to Pico Cao Grande.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Tome journey app.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Sao Tome is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Sao Tome due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in August: high temperatures in Sao Tome hover around 33°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Porto Alegre.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Porto Alegre, Sao Tome Island — 1 night

Porto Alegre is a village in Caué District on São Tomé Island in São Tomé and Príncipe. On the 26th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Marco do Equador and then stroll through Praia Jale.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Porto Alegre trip builder app.

You can drive from Sao Tome to Porto Alegre in 2 hours. In August in Porto Alegre, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Sao Tome and Principe travel guide

Beaches · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
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.