Portugal, a country steeped in history and adorned with diverse landscapes, offers a tapestry of experiences for every type of traveller. The vibrant capital city of Lisbon is a place where ancient castles meet contemporary art scenes, and the aroma of freshly baked pastries wafts through narrow alleys. Porto, in the north of the country, is a city celebrated for its port wine cellars, scenic Douro River cruises, and charming Ribeira district. Explore the enchanting terraced vineyards of the Douro Valley, where wine tasting amidst picturesque landscapes is a must. Along the southern coast lies the sun-soaked region of Algarve, renowned for its golden beaches, dramatic cliffs, and quaint fishing villages such as Lagos and Albufeira. Adventurous souls can indulge in water sports, while history enthusiasts can explore ancient Moorish castles. For a different flavour, head to the breathtaking island of Madeira, known for its lush botanical gardens, scenic hiking trails, and the sweet Madeira wine.


What you’ll love most about Portugal

  • Explore Portugal’s rich history with visits to iconic landmarks like the Belém Tower, Jerónimos Monastery, and Pena Palace, each offering insights into the country’s past
  • Discover Portugal’s picturesque coastline, dotted with beautiful beaches, dramatic cliffs, and charming fishing villages, perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports
  • Immerse yourself in Portugal’s vibrant culture with visits to historic cities like Lisbon, Porto, and Coimbra, where you can explore narrow alleys, medieval streets, and lively markets
  • Indulge in Portugal’s delicious cuisine, featuring fresh seafood, savoury pastries like pastéis de nata, and hearty dishes like bacalhau, accompanied by local wines like vinho verde and port
  • Tour Portugal’s scenic wine regions, such as the Douro Valley and Alentejo, where you can sample world-class wines, visit vineyards and cellars, and enjoy breathtaking views of the countryside
  • Explore Portugal’s diverse landscapes with visits to natural parks like Peneda-Gerês and Sintra-Cascais, offering hiking trails, wildlife spotting, and outdoor adventures amidst stunning scenery

Please note that the estimated temperature, rainfall and recommended months of when to go are based on Lisbon’s weather patterns

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  • Lighthouse on the high cliffs of Saint Vincent Cape in Sagres, Algarve

  • Bay near Lagos Town, Algarve

  • River view in the Douro Valley near the village of Tua, Portugal

  • Roman bridge of Tavira, Algarve

  • Porto City Hall, Portugal

  • Albufeira, Algarve

  • Lisbon skyline, Portugal

  • Sierra Marofa viewpoint, Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal

  • Porto panorama at night

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 15℃
  • 16℃
  • 18℃
  • 20℃
  • 22℃
  • 25℃
  • 28℃
  • 28℃
  • 26℃
  • 22℃
  • 18℃
  • 15℃
  • 15
  • 15
  • 13
  • 12
  • 8
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • 6
  • 11
  • 14
  • 14

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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