The Algarve is an all year destination weather-wise, apart from a couple of rainy weeks at some point between October and April. The North is less certain, with a generally wetter climate but reliably hot summers. Whilst centrally placed Lisbon guarantees warm temperature year round, with its particular brand of white light which dances over the red roofs under an inevitably blue sky.[caption id="attachment_3854" align="aligncenter" width="1213"] Sun, swim & salt in Algarve 3 hours drive from Lisbon[/caption] The highest average temperature and lowest rain fall in Portugal are perfect conditions to explore all the things Lisbon offers: From ancient culture, contemporary art and city shopping to all leisure activities one can dream of within 30 minutes reach. Compared to a lot of other European City Lisbon is small. After your 2nd or 3rd visit you feel you know place. But don’t be afraid of coming back. Lisbon ha s a lot more to offer. With its location in the center of Portugal Lisbon is the perfect base to explore the country’s versatile range of nature, culture and gastronomy. Rent a car (or take a train) include 2 nights (or more) in your travel itinerary and change your City Break to an adventure holiday for the whole family: In less than 3 hrs you reach Algarve in the south or Porto in the North. And drive one more hr – then you will reach Vigo or Seville Northern or Southern Spain. If you want to get and idea about how diverse your possibilities are have a look at the 10 Amazing Ways to Explore Portugal from The Daily telegraph earlier this year. [caption id="attachment_31667" align="aligncenter" width="1333"] Follow the Dinosaurs 2 hrs from Lisbon[/caption]
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