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

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

When to go to Sintra, Portugal

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

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

January

January in Sintra is relatively cool and somewhat 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:

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

February

If you vacation in Sintra during February, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Sintra in March, you will notice that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

In April, Sintra is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (high 10s C) and a bit less than half of the time 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 Sintra, 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
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

May

If you are traveling to Sintra in May, you will notice that it is balmy 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:

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

June

Traveling to Sintra in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July here 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:

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

August

If you visit Sintra during August, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September for Sintra is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

In October, Sintra is balmy and somewhat rainy. 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 high 50s F (mid 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Sintra, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

In November, Sintra is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Sintra, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Sintra in December, you will notice that it is cool and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Sintra, 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 Sintra
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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