Portugal or Turkey?  Which European City Should You Visit?

Portugal and Turkey are popular travel destinations worldwide and offer travelers a fantastic range of European culture, history, sites, and cuisine.

In this story, we have shared all the details and secret tips you need to know to help you answer an important question this year: Would you rather travel to Portugal or Turkey?


Portugal is every traveler’s dream besides being one of the shortest flights you can take from North America to Europe.


Pre-pandemic, Turkey was the 6th most visited country on Earth, with over 50 million tourist arrivals.

Entry Visa Requirements

You do not need a visa to enter Portugal if you are a U.S. citizen. On the other hand, Turkey requires a tourist visa for American citizens.

Weather in Portugal

Though the country isn’t large, it has enough microclimate zones to match anyone’s notion of ‘ideal’ weather. Winters are usually wet and summers are dry.

Weather in Turkey

Turkey is a much larger country with climate patterns varying considerably across regions. In general, summers are hot and sunny across the board.

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