Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and easily stands out as a top tourist destination all year round. It’s easy to get to as a major city itself, and it’s also a short flight from London, Paris, and Madrid (three of Europe’s biggest transport hubs).
It is situated on the coast, which means that you won’t be short of panoramic views and, of course, excellent seafood but that’s not all.
Give yourself a treat by climbing the surrounding hills and look down over the Rio Tejo (river), the Cathedral domes and the rest of Lisbon’s Gothic landscape. Stroll through the backstreets of untouristy Alfama and replenish your soul at the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. Do all this without tourists in your face and with a warm spring breeze on your back.
Average Temperature: 15℃
Nearest International Airport: Lisbon Airport (6km)