Are you wondering what to pack for Portugal in June? June is the start of summer in Portugal and the crowds and temperatures start to rise. In this guide we consider what to pack for Portugal regions such as Lisbon and Porto, as well as to beaches in the Algarve and on amazing day trips from the start of summer.
Weather in Portugal in June
June is the start of summer in Portugal and the temperatures are rising although you will find the south of the country much warmer than the north.
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Is it hot in Portugal in June
In the South in cities such as Lisbon the temperatures tend to hove around 24C / 75F at the start of the month but warms up to almost 28 C (81-82 F) near the end of the month.
However in the North and at altitude the temperatures do tend to be cooler.
Does it Rain in Portugal in June
The rainy season in Portugal tends to be from November to March. However having said that you can get rain in Portugal any time of year.
June in Portugal tends to only have 4mm of rain in the month so you really don’t need to concern yourself with rain or waterproof gear on your packing list.
To get a more accurate weather overview, be sure to check out our monthly city what to wear guides:
- What to wear to Lisbon in June
- What to wear in Porto
- What to wear to the Algarve in May
- What to wear in Sintra
And if you trip spans two months be sure to check out our other monthly guides:
- What to wear to Portugal in May
- What to wear to Portugal in July
Is it warm enough to swim in Portugal in June?
Although the sea in Portugal in June is cool it is starting to be warm enough to swim in un June. However it may feel chilly when you enter.
What to Wear in Portugal in June
Best Shoes for Portugal in June
The perfect shoe for Portugal at any time of year is a sneaker in my opinion.
Many of the biggest tourist attractions and destinations in Portugal such as Porto, Lisbon and Sintra are very hilly and therefore you will want good soled shoes with you, even in summer.
These cities being historic also have cobbled streets which make sneakers necessary too.
The best summer sneaker for Portugal in my opinion are the AllBird Summer Sneakers. They are lightweight and breathable which is essential for sightseeing in Portugal in Summer.
Just be sure to add sneaker socks to your packing list too if you are visiting in Summer.
The weather in Portugal in June generally suits a sandal.
Though I wouldn’t wear sandals for sightseeing, as you will want a shoe with a decent sole and arch support, sandals are perfect for beaches in Portugal and also for going out to dinner in Lisbon.
Personally I would always select a wedge over a stiletto heel if you want a shoe with height as these are safer on cobbles.
Flip Flops (optional)
These are only really suitable if you plan to visit some of the beach areas of Portugal i.e. the Algarve at this time of year or are staying at a hotel with a heated pool.
If you aren’t however planning to head to the beaches in the South however you might swell leave the flip flops at home.
What to Wear in Portugal in June for women
This section of the guide is a great Portugal Packing list for women whether they are visiting cities, beaches or a mixture on their Portugal itinerary.
Jeans tend to be too hot for Portugal in June therefore you will want more lightweight trousers with you. For instance chinos and linen trousers.
A loose blouse works perfectly for warmer days and cooler nights in Portugal.
As the temperatures heat up in June, t shirts become a perfect pick for sightseeing in the city.
Tank tops are also suitable for everywhere except churches.
It is highly unlikely you will need a coat when visiting Portugal in May a jacket or blazer is essential for evenings and cooler days, especially on days when the wind picks up.
A nice blazer is also perfect for restaurants coupled with blouses and trousers.
A pashmina is on all of my European packing lists no matter the month of travel. They are perfect for cooler days as an extra layer and also can make outfits more modest if your top does not meet churches in Portugal dress code rules.
PJs or Nightie
Lightweight pyjamas and nighties are perfect especially towards the end of the month. Not all Portuguese accommodations will have air conditioning so lightweight nightwear is an essential just in case.
Skirts and dresses
Anything goes in Portugal so select skirts and dress types that you are most comfortable in. Personally I like a long maxi dress with a short sleeve for this month of the year and will always have a pashmina and top layer with me for chillier days.
However it is worth noting that there is one type of tourist attraction where you need to be more conservative – Portuguese churches i.e. Lisbon Cathedral, as with many European churches such as the Sagrada Familia and the Vatican, require visitors to keep shoulders and knees covered.
Therefore on days you plan to visit religious settings remember to be more conservative in your attire.
I always recommend taking a sun hat if you are visiting Portugal in summer.
The sea is starting to warm up enough to swim in for June. Therefore if you plan to hit the beach or have access to a pool then you will want to have swimwear with you.
A beach cover is another great addition if you plan on hitting the beach.
Underwear and Socks
Goes without saying but don’t forget sneaker socks too to help reduce sweat and odour in your shoe.
What to pack for Portugal in June for Men
The rules of what to pack for Portugal in June for men is similar to women. We recommend packing
Chinos and linen trousers are perfect for Portugal in June as they are the perfect weight for the weather. Jeans tend to be too hot for Portugal in June.
However I would also recommend packing
Shorts are perfect for sightseeing in Portugal in summer and for on the beaches. The only places you can’t wear shorts are in churches.
T Shirts and Shirts
Short sleeve t shirts are perfect for sightseeing during the day in June as our tank tops, except for in churches.
However for evenings I would recommend having a button down shirt with long sleeves and maybe a polo shirt for day to night transition outfits.
A blazer is a perfect to a men’s Portugal Spring Packing List as it is perfect attire for restaurants and will double up as an extra layer for those cooler spring days.
For the same reason as on the Portugal Female Packing list above.
For same reason as above.
Underwear, Socks and Pjs
What to Pack in Portugal in June (non clothing)
- sunglasses – Sunglasses are essential in Portugal whatever the month but June and Summer in particular.
- Travel First Aid Kit
- Travel Adaptor
- Power Pack / Battery recharger
- Crossbody bag with zips – this acts as a deterrent to pickpockets
- Sunscreen –the sun is strong through Portugal in June.
- Aloe Vera / After Sun – just in case
- camera – it is a beautiful city you will want to take lots of photographs.
Have you visited Portugal in June? What else would you add to this packing list.