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

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Traveling to Porto, Portugal? If you're planning to go to Porto, 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 Porto, Portugal

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

Important essentials for Porto, Portugal

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

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General health necessities

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

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January

January in Porto can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the charming Sé do Porto, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you see the National Museum Soares dos Reis, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

In February, Porto is crisp. 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 Porto, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the charming Sé do Porto, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you see the National Museum Soares dos Reis, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

In March, Porto is crisp. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) and once in a while jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Porto, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the charming Sé do Porto, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you see the National Museum Soares dos Reis, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Porto is crisp. 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:

If you intend to see the charming Sé do Porto, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you see the National Museum Soares dos Reis, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May in Porto is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the charming Sé do Porto, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you see the National Museum Soares dos Reis, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June in Porto is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the charming Sé do Porto, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you see the National Museum Soares dos Reis, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

Traveling to Porto in July, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the charming Sé do Porto, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you see the National Museum Soares dos Reis, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you are traveling to Porto in August, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the charming Sé do Porto, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you see the National Museum Soares dos Reis, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September here is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the charming Sé do Porto, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you see the National Museum Soares dos Reis, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

In October, Porto is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s 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 Porto, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the charming Sé do Porto, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you see the National Museum Soares dos Reis, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in Porto is relatively cool. 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:

If you intend to see the charming Sé do Porto, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you see the National Museum Soares dos Reis, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December is cool. 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:

If you intend to see the charming Sé do Porto, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you see the National Museum Soares dos Reis, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Porto, Portugal

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

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