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Best Times to Visit Porto

The best time to visit Porto is from May to September when the weather is often sunny and warm. Overall, Porto experiences a moderate climate. Summertime temps are high but bearable, and the breezes and nearby beaches will help you stay cool. The fall brings lower temperatures and occasional drizzle, while in the winter you'll certainly encounter some rain. Springtime also sees showers (though fewer than in the winter) and moderate temperatures.

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Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

May to September

This is the most popular time to visit Porto thanks to the beautiful weather and popular festivals during these months. High temperatures range from the upper 60s to the upper 70s, while the lows rest in the mid- to high 50s. Hotel prices can be expensive during these months, so avoid booking near the touristy Avenida dos Aliados and look for budget accommodations in areas near the Mercado da Bolhão or Avenida da Boavista. As for the time frame, you should book a few months in advance if you plan to visit between May and September, especially if your trip overlaps with one of the region's popular festivals.

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October to April

The rainy season in Porto starts toward the end of September and lasts through April, with slight relief in March. High temperatures tend to hover in the 50s and 60s with lows only dipping into the 40s. But if you don't mind a little rain and cooler weather, you'll be able to find better hotel deals during these months.

  • Feira do Artesanato do Porto (December)
  • Dia de Reis (January)
  • Fantasporto (February-March)

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