The best time to visit Portugal is May-August
In the summer months, temperatures in Lisbon can climb to a maximum of around 30℃ (86℉) during the day. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Lisbon is around 6℃ (43℉). Temperatures can often differ in other locations in Portugal, so be sure to continue reading if you plan on visiting elsewhere.
If you’re keen to see the sights of Portugal during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Portugal in November. Head there in July instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to travel to Portugal, including a monthly climate breakdown for the top destinations and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.
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Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Portugal is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:
|Summer||June to August|
|Autumn/fall||September to November|
|Winter||December to February|
|Spring||March to May|
Best time to visit the top destinations in Portugal
We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.
|City||Best time to visit||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec|
Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Portugal:
- Best time to visit Albufeira
- Best time to visit Faro
- Best time to visit Fatima
- Best time to visit Funchal
- Best time to visit Lagos
- Best time to visit Lisbon
- Best time to visit Madeira
- Best time to visit Nazare
- Best time to visit Ponta Delgada
- Best time to visit Porto
- Best time to visit Porto Santo
- Best time to visit Sintra