15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada
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Horta
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Madalena
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Horta
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Lisbon
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Ponta Delgada — 1 night

As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Miradouro de Santa Iria and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada travel planning app.

Barcelona, Spain to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Barcelona to Ponta Delgada. In August, Ponta Delgada is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Horta.
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Horta — 3 nights

Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Horta is known for museums, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Vulcão dos Capelinhos, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, trek along Entre Montes, and explore the striking landscape at Caldeira.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Horta trip planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Horta in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Horta are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Madalena.
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Madalena — 2 nights

Madalena is a municipality along the western coast of the island of Pico, in the Portuguese Azores. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): do sightseeing your way with Tripix Azores. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Casa da Montanha, take in the awesome beauty at Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico), then learn about winemaking at Picowines, and finally Head underground at Gruta das Torres.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Madalena trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by journey from Horta to Madalena takes an hour. August in Madalena sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Horta.
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Horta — 7 nights

Explore Horta further: step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, walk around Reserva Florestal Natural do Parque do Capelo, examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Porto Pim.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Horta travel planner.

You can travel from Madalena to Horta in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 7th (Wed), make a trip to Belém Tower.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Horta to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Horta to Lisbon is 1 hour. Traveling from Horta in September, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are little chillier (19°C). On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Highlights from your trip

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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Faial Island travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Marinas

Pico travel guide

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Wine Tours & Tastings · Mountains · Specialty Museums