From beaches to mountains and vibrant cities to ancient vineyards, Portugal has it all. A fantastic destination for anyone with a love of wine, food, architecture or surfing, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy in this picturesque country.
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Although summers in Portugal are long and hot, winters can be very wet, especially outside of the Algarve. If you want to avoid the rain, book your tickets to Portugal between May and October when blue skies and sunshine are the norm. If you’re travelling to Porto or the north, hot weather is really only guaranteed in July and August.
As the Algarve enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year, there’s a good chance you’ll experience good weather if you’re travelling to the region. However, as cheap flights to Portugal can be harder to find in the summer, you’ll need to book early if you want to grab a bargain.
Boost your chances of finding a cheap airfare to Portugal by using Orbitz to plan your trip. Use the ‘Show flexible dates’ link on the results page to see if you could save money by flying on a different day. You can also use the ‘Nearby airports’ link to check if there are any other departure or arrival points you could use for your trip.
You can refine or edit your search at any point using the ‘show options’ link at the top of the page. And the filters to the left of your flight results are there to help you narrow down your options by price, number of stops, duration and airline.
Known simply as Lisbon Airport, Humberto Delgado Airport is the busiest in the country. A hub for TAP Air Portugal and a focus city for a number of low-cost carriers, the airport offers an excellent choice of flights to destinations around the world. A direct metro line links the terminal with the city center and surrounding areas. Buses and taxis are also available at the airport.
Newer and more spacious than Lisbon Airport, Porto’s Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is the second busiest air hub in the country. Located just north of the city, the airport is connected to Porto via the city’s metro network and by buses and taxis.
The gateway to the Algarve, Faro is the main destination for passengers flying to Portugal for a beach break. Although direct flights are available from Faro to several European destinations throughout the year, the number of services increases dramatically in the summer when seasonal routes come into operation.
A number of airlines offer non-stop and connecting services between Portugal and US destinations. These include:
Most large towns and cities in Portugal are connected by the country’s bus network. Buses are comfortable and affordable and generally run on time. Trains connect Lisbon with Porto, Braga, the Algarve and some international destinations.
If you want to get off the beaten track and explore a little more of the Portuguese countryside, hire a car when you touch down in the country. Although driving in cities can be a little hectic, highways and rural roads are generally very quiet.
Internal flights connect Lisbon, Porto and Faro and if you’re traveling to the Azores or Madeira, flying is your only option.
Incredibly beautiful and offering a fantastic choice of shops, restaurants, cultural attractions and atmospheric neighborhoods, Lisbon is one of Europe’s best city break destinations. Spend your days wandering through the winding streets of ancient Alfama, take in the sweeping vistas from one of the city’s lofty viewpoints and party the night away in bustling Bairro Alto.
Portugal’s second city has seen a sharp rise in visitor numbers in recent years. The city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the surrounding region produces some of the best wine in the world. Visit the port wine cellars on the opposite bank of the river to enjoy great vintages and outstanding views.
Portugal’s main holiday destination, the Algarve covers the entire southern section of the country. As well as a choice of fantastic beaches, the region has a number of high quality golf courses and some lovely countryside. Head to the western Algarve if you want to escape the crowds and see a wilder side of the region.
US citizens don’t need a visa to travel to Portugal but you will need to carry a valid passport. Portugal operates on Greenwich Mean Time.