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Visiting Portugal in Autumn

Updated: Jun 17, 2020

Why Visit Portugal in Autumn

Whether you’ve just come back from your summer holidays or decided not to go away yet this year, there’s no denying that you’re probably itching for your next break. With autumn falling into the scene, there’s no better time than now to start planning for your next getaway. Autumn holidays have become more popular over the years for a number of reasons. For starters, there are a lot less holidaymakers in the low seasons, meaning that you’re really able to feel as though you’ve fallen into a culture throughout your stay and enjoyed everything the destination has to offer.

Porto, Portugal in Fall

Portugal in particular offers a wealth of culture, beautiful landscapes and places to explore throughout the season. Here are a few things you can look forward to on your break if you choose to retreat to Portugal this autumn.

Fall in Lisbon, Portugal

The Autumn Weather of Portugal

If you’re not much of a sun seeker and would rather steer clear of the sweltering hot days, then you’re in luck. Portugal enjoys a temperate climate that is both dry and warm throughout the year - even in fall! Average temperatures in October are 71 degrees, so it’s the perfect place to escape to and the not-too-hot weather means that you’re able to experience all that the country has to offer without being overwhelmed by the heat.

Sintra, Portugal in Fall

The Nature in Portugal

Throughout summer, the countryside in Portugal may look relatively brown and dusty as a result of the torrid climate. As fall comes, the landscapes morph into green and wildflowers make a reappearance. Autumn also marks the start of a number of birds migrating into the country. If you’re an avid bird watcher, then you have to make a trip to the Sagres Bird watching Festival that takes place in the Algarve between October 1st and 4th!

Vineyards, Villa Real, Portugal in Fall

Wine Harvests

September is the beginning of wine harvests across the country, and you can experience a rare glimpse into the process if you are visiting Portugal in the fall. Many vineyard owners welcome the public in to participate in the wine making process. So, what are you waiting for? Kick off your shoes and get involved in the fun of smashing freshly picked grapes with your feet!

Ready to visit Portugal for an autumn getaway? Contact us to start drafting your ideal holiday in the perfect location.

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