Portugal is located on the Iberian Peninsula, in Southwestern Europe. It’s the westernmost country in Europe, making it an easy flight from the East Coast of the U.S. Despite its small size, it’s got about 600 miles of coast, two paradisiacal archipelagos—the Azores and Madeira—and the oldest wine region in the world known as the Douro Valley.
Portugal is the oldest nation-state in Europe and has the oldest borders on the continent. The North is cold, mountainous, and forested. The interior is flat and full of olive groves, cork trees, and fields while the South is warm, rocky, and home to over 100 beaches. No matter the region, there are countless historic towns and quaint villages spread across the country. As well as larger cities like Lisbon and Porto.