Welcome to travel draft’s Portugal Travel Guide. As Portuguese travelers, we know Portugal from birth and are always looking for the best food & drinks, the best vacations spots & hotels in Portugal! Here we share them with you.

Here, we reveal the Portuguese people, the places, and culture, and ultimately how to save time and money while discovering Portugal like a local.

Portugal in a hindsight​

Portuguese Flag
Portuguese Flag

Official Name: Portuguese Republic

Language: Portuguese

Demonyn: Portuguese

Area: 92,212 km2(109th)

Population: +10 300 000

Capital (and biggest city): Lisbon

GBP per capita PPP: $30,193 – 2017 estimate (40th)

Currency: Euro

Time Zone: WET/GMT UTC (Azores UTC-1)

Visas: Portugal is in the Schengen Area so no need for visas to other UE citizens and American have the 90 days free visas. Check full information.

Weather: Mediterranean

Main Religion: Christian Catholic;

Driving: on the right

Electricity plugs: Type F ( C & E also work)

Telephone code: +351

What to do in Lisbon
Facts about Portugal
Portuguese Village

Must Visit: Lisbon, Porto, Algarve, Azores, Madeira, Geres. Are you looking for reasons to visit Portugal?

Must-do experiences: Douro Valley cruise; Try a francesinha in Porto; Sunbathing in Algarve; Hiking the Levadas (Madeira); hiking the fishermen’s trail; Watching the amazing sunsets on the beach;

What to eat: Check our Portugal food guide;

Peak season: June-August

Best time: May-June, September

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Recommended travel resources

Recommended Portugal travel book: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal

Searching flights to Portugal? Skyscanner usually offers great deals to Portugal

Planning a Road trip? Rent a car through Auto Europe

Don’t forget: Always have travel insurance!

Looking for booking a hotel in Portugal? We recommend booking to search for the lowest price!