Last updated on August 21st, 2019

Visit Portugal – Plan Your Trip

Best Time to Visit Portugal

Due to its southerly location, Portugal enjoys some of the best temperatures in Europe. Summers are hot and dry. Temperatures are moderated along the coast, but interior temperatures can be very hot in summer and quite cold in winter.

Portugal – Visa Requirements

Portugal participates in the Schengen Zone and Schengen Visa requirements. There are no border inspections by rail or vehicle when traveling from Portugal to Spain. Some countries that are not members of the Schengen Zone require a Schengen Visa to enter Europe. Exemptions include citizens of Australia, Canada, Mexico, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. Check your specific country at VisaHQ. For a list of exempt countries, visit Project Visa.

Pousadas of Portugal

Stay in luxury historic hotels throughout Portugal. The Pousadas of Portugal hotel chain was established by the government of Portugal and is now managed privately.

Portugal – Currency

Portugal uses the Euro as its currency. When you cross the border into Spain, the Euro is used there too.

Electrical Adapters for Portugal

The Europlug Type C electrical adapter is what you will need to keep your phones and cameras charged when you Visit Portugal. Your electrical adapter for Portugal will work in most European countries.