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

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

When to go to Lisbon, Portugal

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

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

January

January in Lisbon is crisp and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Lisbon is chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Lisbon is cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

In April, Lisbon is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (high 10s C) and regularly jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Lisbon, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Lisbon is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Lisbon during June, you are likely to find 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 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Lisbon is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you go to Lisbon in August, you will notice that it is hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Lisbon in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are traveling to Lisbon in October, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in this region can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December for Lisbon is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lisbon, 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 Lisbon
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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