Perfect year-round holidays to the Algarve and Portugal's cities and islands
Holidays in Portugal
With dramatic coastlines, long sand beaches, and colourful cities; Portugal has a holiday for everyone. Fun-filled, historic, and undoubtedly beautiful; Portugal is home to some of Europe's favourite holiday destinations.
A holiday to Portugal can be as exhilarating, cultural, or laid-back as you wish. Along the Algarve, the beach is at the centre of daily life with water sports and child-friendly activities galore. Thanks to its climate the Algarve is perfect for winter sun and is also home to some of the best golf courses in the world.
The cities of Lisbon and Porto offer a chance to be immersed in a world of ancient beauty, spend sun-kissed days breezing through chic cafes, and take in the culture of Portugal. Climb aboard a hop-on-hop-off bus tour through Lisbon’s winding picturesque streets and visit various historic and religious sites like Belem Tower and Fatima.
Off the coast, the island paradise of Madeira offers travellers a mix of new and old-world beauty. Hike mountains at sunrise, visit botanical gardens, and unwind in traditional markets or swanky wine bars.
Portugal enjoys long hot summers and warm winters. If you want to follow the sun, the hottest temperatures are from June to August.
- Currency: Euro
- Average temp: 22°C/72°F
- Average flight time: 3 Hours
- Time Difference: 0 hours
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Things to see and do in the Algarve and Portugal
Whether you want fun in the sun, spectacular sights, or blissful serenity; there’s plenty to do on a holiday to Portugal.
Enjoy family fun at Slide and Splash Waterpark, uncover charming trinkets at local markets, visit UNESCO World Heritage Roman Temples and Gothic Cathedrals, meander along the Douro River, embark on a wine-tasting tour, swim in natural hot springs, or kick back on a stunning blue flag beach.
Weather in Portugal
Average monthly temperature in Portugal (°C)
- Jan 16°C
- Feb 17°C
- Mar 19°C
- Apr 21°C
- May 23°C
- Jun 26°C
- Jul 29°C
- Aug 29°C
- Sep 26°C
- Oct 23°C
- Nov 20°C
- Dec 17°C
Food and drink in Portugal
Seafood is a speciality in Portugal. Regional specialities include grilled meats and Bacalhau with Pastel de Nata, the national dessert.
On the Algarve, British favourites feature on many menus, along with burgers, spaghetti, and pizzas. International restaurants serving Chinese, Mexican, Indian, and Italian fare put in an appearance too.
The house wine (vinho da casa) in white (branco) and red (tinto) is always good value and you can also opt for vinho verde which is a young 'green' wine, slightly sparkling, light, and refreshing.