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Porto Travel Guide

The coastal city of Porto is fast becoming a top destination spot in Portugal. Famous for its medieval architecture, incredible food and drink and charming locals, the city is a combination of tradition and modernity.

Things to Do in Porto

Porto’s skyline is made up of layered multicolored buildings, bridges, cable cars and boats. Head to the heart of the city by walking through the spiraling alleyways, taking in the abundance of art the city has -- even the metros are illuminated by local artists' work. Around the city are various lookouts (miradouros). Check out the Crystal Palace Gardens (Jardins do Palácio de Cristal) around dusk for breathtaking scenery.

The Dom Luís I bridge is a local landmark connecting Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia -- make time to walk across it -- stretching 564 feet above the River Douro. The bridge is considered important because it connects the port wine houses of Vila Nova de Gaia to Porto’s downtown area.

Best Time to Visit Porto

High season in Porto tends to be around July and August, with temperatures in the low 70's. However, the city stays relatively mild all through the year and is bursting with culture suited for any weather.

Price and Availability Index in Porto

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Porto is in August, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Porto is in the high season in August. Porto has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Porto tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Porto tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Porto

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Porto. The warmest months in Porto are June and May, when temperatures reach 97 ˚F. The coolest month is May, when temperatures drop to -83 ˚F. The wettest month in Porto is December with 13.94 inches of rain, while the driest month is August with 0.09 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Porto

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, Homeaway, waytostay and more. AllTheRooms has 1172 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Porto, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Porto is available at $10 per night. A typical accommodation in Porto costs on average $90 per night.

Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Porto can pick from 508 places to stay that provide WiFi. 26 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 5 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you are driving to Porto, you'll want to pick from 310 places to stay that provide parking. 5 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.

If you're traveling with a furry friend, then be sure to choose one of the 44 pet-friendly accommodations available.

We combine a wide variety of Porto accommodations including vacation rentals, homestays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 7 providers, including 407 places to stay from Airbnb, 97 accommodations from Homeaway and 10 places to stay from waytostay.

630 accommodations in Porto have been reviewed: 64% are rated excellent or good. 504 places to stay in are instantly bookable.

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