14 days in Sao Tome and Principe Itinerary

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Sao Tome, Sao Tome Island
— 6 nights
Porto Alegre, Sao Tome Island
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Fly to São Tomé International Airport, Drive to Monteforte
Monteforte, Sao Tome Island
— 2 nights
Drive to São Tomé International Airport, Fly to Boston


Sao Tome, Sao Tome Island — 6 nights

São Tomé is the capital city of São Tomé and Príncipe and is by far the nation's largest town. Explore Sao Tome's surroundings by going to Museu do Mar e da Pesca Artesanal (in Morro Peixe), Bombaim Waterfalls (in Bombaim) and Roca S. Joao dos Angolares (in Sao Joao dos Angolares). There's lots more to do: stroll through Praia Piscina, shop like a local with Claudio Corallo, hike along Lagoa Amelia, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sao Tome trip planner.

Boston, USA to Sao Tome is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Sao Tome is 5 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in December, with highs in Sao Tome at 85°F and lows at 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Porto Alegre.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
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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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get great views at Marco do Equador and then kick back and relax at Praia Jale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): head off the coast to Ilheu das Rolas.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Porto Alegre road trip planning website.

Getting from Sao Tome to Porto Alegre by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Porto Alegre are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Principe.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Principe — 2 nights

Life slows down in Principe, and visitors appreciate the laid-back vibe.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the engaging exhibits at Kaxi Tetuga Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Banana Beach, and then get interesting insight from Makaira Adventure.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Principe online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Porto Alegre to Principe in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Monteforte.
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Monteforte, Sao Tome Island — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with Atlantic Diving Center and then take in the awesome beauty at Pico de Sao Tome.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Monteforte online road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Principe to Monteforte with the Route module. In December in Monteforte, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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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.