Portugal Travel Guide

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

The 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

Must Visit: Lisbon, Porto, Algarve, Azores, Madeira. 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); Watching the amazing sunsets on the beach;

Peak season: June-August

Did you like these facts interesting? Check these 30 fun facts about Portugal!


Travel drafts recommendations


Recommended 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 hotels combined to search the lowest price!


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