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Best time to visit Portugal

Our verdict

The best time to visit Portugal is May-August

Are you looking for the best time to visit Portugal? Well, you’re in the right place! Although Portugal is a great destination to visit almost all year round, May-August is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions. Around this time of year, flights and accommodation can also be cheaper as it is outside of key peak holiday seasons if you book well enough in advance.

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.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

Portugal seasons

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:

SeasonMonths
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.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
AlbufeiraJuly
15℃
11℃
15℃
11℃
17℃
12℃
18℃
13℃
21℃
16℃
24℃
18℃
26℃
19℃
27℃
20℃
25℃
19℃
23℃
18℃
18℃
14℃
16℃
12℃
FaroMay
15℃
11℃
15℃
11℃
17℃
12℃
18℃
14℃
21℃
16℃
24℃
18℃
26℃
20℃
27℃
21℃
25℃
20℃
22℃
18℃
18℃
15℃
16℃
13℃
FatimaMay-August
13℃
6℃
15℃
6℃
17℃
8℃
19℃
9℃
23℃
12℃
26℃
14℃
28℃
15℃
30℃
15℃
28℃
15℃
23℃
13℃
16℃
9℃
14℃
7℃
FunchalApril-June
18℃
16℃
17℃
15℃
17℃
15℃
17℃
16℃
19℃
17℃
20℃
19℃
22℃
21℃
23℃
22℃
23℃
22℃
22℃
21℃
20℃
19℃
19℃
18℃
LagosMay
15℃
12℃
15℃
12℃
16℃
13℃
17℃
14℃
20℃
16℃
22℃
18℃
24℃
19℃
25℃
20℃
24℃
20℃
22℃
18℃
18℃
15℃
16℃
13℃
LisbonMay-August
15℃
10℃
15℃
10℃
17℃
11℃
19℃
12℃
22℃
15℃
24℃
17℃
26℃
18℃
27℃
18℃
26℃
18℃
23℃
17℃
18℃
13℃
16℃
11℃
MadeiraMay-August
18℃
16℃
17℃
15℃
17℃
15℃
17℃
16℃
19℃
17℃
20℃
19℃
22℃
21℃
23℃
22℃
23℃
22℃
22℃
21℃
20℃
19℃
19℃
18℃
NazareJuly
14℃
8℃
14℃
8℃
16℃
9℃
18℃
10℃
21℃
13℃
23℃
15℃
25℃
16℃
27℃
16℃
26℃
16℃
22℃
15℃
16℃
11℃
15℃
9℃
Ponta DelgadaMay-July
17℃
16℃
16℃
15℃
16℃
15℃
16℃
15℃
18℃
17℃
20℃
19℃
22℃
21℃
23℃
22℃
23℃
22℃
21℃
20℃
19℃
17℃
18℃
16℃
PortoJune-July
13℃
8℃
13℃
8℃
16℃
9℃
17℃
10℃
20℃
12℃
22℃
14℃
24℃
15℃
25℃
16℃
24℃
15℃
21℃
14℃
15℃
10℃
14℃
9℃
Porto SantoMay-July
18℃
17℃
17℃
16℃
17℃
16℃
18℃
16℃
19℃
17℃
20℃
19℃
22℃
21℃
23℃
22℃
23℃
22℃
22℃
21℃
20℃
19℃
19℃
18℃
SintraApril-June
15℃
11℃
15℃
11℃
16℃
12℃
17℃
13℃
20℃
15℃
21℃
17℃
23℃
18℃
24℃
19℃
23℃
18℃
22℃
17℃
17℃
14℃
16℃
12℃
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