Best time to visit Portugal
Faro, Algarve Weather Chart
Portugal, Month by month
July and August are busy times of year in Portugal with beaches and seaside resorts around the Algarve and Troia peninsula often rammed whilst cities offer quieter alternatives with alfresco dining lasting well into the warm summer evenings. There are always plenty of beaches to go round here though - head away from the towns and onto wild, windswept suns to find space far away from the summer crowds.
September and October often represent the best time to go to southern Portugal as sea temperatures are still warm and beaches are a lot less crowded as day to day life along the coast gets back to normal.
Our top trip
The scenic alternative to the classic Portuguese Way
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible Travel recommends
“The time to visit the central regions is April, May and June when wild spring flowers are at their best. July, August and September are much hotter - in the high 30 degrees - but fresh and cool at night and early mornings in higher mountain areas.”