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

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

When to go to Guimarães, Portugal

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

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

January

In January, Guimarães is crisp. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Guimarães, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat

February

In February, Guimarães can be chilly. 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 Guimarães, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Guimarães is crisp. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Guimarães in May, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you visit Guimarães during June, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella

July

If you vacation in Guimarães during July, you are likely to find that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts

August

Traveling to Guimarães in August, you will notice that it is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

September for Guimarães is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

If you vacation in Guimarães during October, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

In November, Guimarães is relatively cool. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Guimarães, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Guimarães is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Guimarães, 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 Guimarães
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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