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

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Traveling to Coimbra, Portugal? If you're planning to go to Coimbra, this article contains 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 Coimbra, Portugal

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

Important essentials for Coimbra, Portugal

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

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

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January

In January, Coimbra is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Coimbra, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to go to the majestic Old Cathedral, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Botanical Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

February

February in Coimbra is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) to low 60s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to go to the majestic Old Cathedral, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Botanical Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

March

If you go to Coimbra in March, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to go to the majestic Old Cathedral, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Botanical Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

April

In April, Coimbra is balmy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (high 10s C) and once in a while jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Coimbra, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to go to the majestic Old Cathedral, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Botanical Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

May

In May, Coimbra is balmy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) and sometimes jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Coimbra, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to go to the majestic Old Cathedral, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Botanical Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

June

June for Coimbra is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to go to the majestic Old Cathedral, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Botanical Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to go to the majestic Old Cathedral, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Botanical Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

August

If you go to Coimbra in August, you will notice that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to go to the majestic Old Cathedral, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Botanical Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

September

September in Coimbra is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to go to the majestic Old Cathedral, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Botanical Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

October

October in Coimbra is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to go to the majestic Old Cathedral, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Botanical Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

November

November in this region is cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to go to the majestic Old Cathedral, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Botanical Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

December

December here is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to go to the majestic Old Cathedral, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Botanical Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

Activities for Coimbra, Portugal

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

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