12 days in Sao Tome and Principe Itinerary

12 days in Sao Tome and Principe Itinerary

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Sao Tome, Sao Tome Island
— 7 nights
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Principe
— 1 night
Fly to São Tomé International Airport, Drive to Porto Alegre
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Porto Alegre, Sao Tome Island
— 2 nights
Drive to São Tomé International Airport, Fly to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport

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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. You'll explore and learn at Museu do Mar e da Pesca Artesanal and National Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Forte De Sao Sebastiao and Palacio do Povo. Take a break from Sao Tome with a short trip to Bombaim Waterfalls in Bombaim, about 38 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Obo National Park. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Graca de Sao Tome, admire the sheer force of Cascata de Sao Nicolau, see some colorful creatures with Atlantic Diving Center, and take in the dramatic natural features at Pico Cao Grande.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Tome tour itinerary planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Sao Tome is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Sao Tome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in March, expect Sao Tome to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Principe.

Things to do in Sao Tome

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Principe

— 1 night
Life slows down in Principe, and visitors appreciate the laid-back vibe.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the engaging exhibits at Kaxi Tetuga Museum, kick back and relax at Banana Beach, and then cast your line with Makaira Adventure.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Principe trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Sao Tome to Principe takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Principe

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
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Porto Alegre, Sao Tome Island

— 2 nights
Porto Alegre is a village in Caué District on São Tomé Island in São Tomé and Príncipe. On the 10th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Ilheu das Rolas, take some stellar pictures from Marco do Equador, and then stroll through Praia Jale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of life in the country at Roca S.Joao dos Angolares.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Porto Alegre online route maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Principe to Porto Alegre. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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Sao Tome and Principe travel guide

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Beaches · Outdoor Activities · Specialty 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.