Algarve, Portugal: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Algarve, Portugal? If you're planning to go to Algarve, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Algarve, Portugal

Based on the climate and weather in Algarve, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Algarve, Portugal by month

January

In January, Algarve can be chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Algarve, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts

February

In February, Algarve is cool. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Algarve, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear

March

If you visit Algarve during March, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks

April

April in Algarve is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece

May

If you are traveling to Algarve in May, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

June

If you vacation in Algarve during June, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

July

July is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

August

August is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

September

If you vacation in Algarve during September, you are likely to find that it is hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses

October

October for Algarve is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella

November

November in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage

December

December in Algarve is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Algarve, Portugal

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Algarve, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Algarve
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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