Algarve, Portugal: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Algarve, Portugal? If you're planning to go to Algarve, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


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.

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly product.

General health necessities

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

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January

If you are traveling to Algarve in January, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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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%.

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March

If you are traveling to Algarve in March, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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April

If you are traveling to Algarve in April, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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May

If you are traveling to Algarve in May, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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June

If you visit Algarve during June, you might see that it is warm 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 occasionally.

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July

If you are traveling to Algarve in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

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

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September

If you are traveling to Algarve in September, you will notice that it is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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October

If you visit Algarve during October, you will probably find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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November

November is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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December

If you vacation in Algarve during December, you will probably notice that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 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 about half of the time.

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Activities for Algarve, Portugal

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Algarve.

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