Are you wondering what to wear in Portugal in November? We cover everything you need to add to your what to pack for Portugal in November list to help you deal with the Fall weather, create outfits appropriate for dress codes and more whether you are visiting the cities or beaches.
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Weather in Portugal in November
Although November is still Fall in Portugal you will find that the weather is getting more Wintery. So what can you expect from the weather in Portugal in November?
And while this guide will talk about what to wear in Portugal generally in November, if you want more specific regional guidance be sure to check out the below seasonal and monthly specific posts:
- What to wear to Lisbon in November
- What to wear in Porto
- What to wear to the Algarve in November
- What to wear in Sintra
And if you trip spans two months be sure to check out our other monthly guides:
Is it cold in Portugal in November?
Depending on where you are going in Portugal will obviously impact the temperatures you can expect. However generally speaking the average temperature range in Portugal in November is 15°C/59°F) and s 20°C /68°F)
But it is worth noting the further North in Portugal you are the colder and rainier it is likely to be.
Ands with any month in Portugal, the evenings can be considerably chillier especially with the wind. Therefore it is always advisable to bring some layers with you, no matter the region of Portugal you travel to.
Note: although the weather in this guide are historical averages however we advise always checking the weather at your destination 7 days in advance in case of anomalies such as cold snaps and heat waves.
Is it Rainy in Portugal in November?
November in Portugal is start of the rainy season, which typically runs from November to March. Therefore you should be prepared for rain if you are visiting in November.
However even with November ushering in the rainy season, you are still more likely to get a sunny day over a rainy one. And on average there is only 22mm of rain across the month.
Is it warm enough to swim in Portugal in November?
I guess it depends on how brave you are as to whether if it is warm enough to swim in the sea in Portugal in November. However with the sea temperature being only around 18°C (64°F) on average in the Algarve at this time of year, I would personally say it is too cool to swim in the sea.
What to Wear in Portugal in November
So now you know what to expect of the weather in Portugal in November we will turn our attention to what to wear. The guide is split out into men, women’s and shoes section to make for easier navigation.
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- Sudoku (3×3) packing method
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What to Wear in Portugal in November for women
If you are wondering what to wear to Portugal in November, one of the key items to put on your packing list has to be a waterproof jacket. It works as both an evening and a day time item when the temperature starts to drop and is great for rainy days.
Skirts and dresses
I like to wear a dress when traveling, especially for nights out. For November in Portugal I prefer a midi length with longer sleeves.
As a result for me there is nothing better than a wrap dress for Portugal in November.
Trousers are a great pick for Portugal in November especially in the cities such as Lisbon and Porto. Jeans are a great choice at this time of year as the weather has cooled enough to be comfortable in them.
Another great pick are wrinkle free chinos.
A loose blouse works perfectly for warmer days and cooler nights in Portugal.
For Fall I recommend packing a mix of short and long sleeve t shirts.
As it can be cool in Portugal during November we recommend having a couple of weight layers with you. Usually for November I will have a cardigan, a hoodie and a jacket with me for a week in Portugal in November.
A pashmina is on all of my European packing lists no matter the month of travel. It is just such a versatile travel essential for women.
It can act as a scarf or extra layer on cooler evenings and can help make your outfit more modest for visits to religious settings as per Portuguese dress code requirements.
This is also good for days when there is a strong nortada (north wind). Click here to shop pashminas.
PJs or Nightie
I recommend a heavier weight one for this time of year.
Essential no matter the time of year you are visiting. Just be sure to have some UV protection.
Underwear and Socks
Goes without saying.
What to pack for Portugal in November for Men
When putting together the packing list for men heading to Portugal in November, the considerations are really the same as for women.
You need outfits that comprise of several light layers and still need to have a more modest outfit for visiting churches.
Chinos and jeans are perfect for Portugal in November as they are the perfect weight for the weather.
T Shirts and Shirts
A mix of short and long sleeve t shirts are perfect for sightseeing during the day in November.
However for evenings I would recommend having a button down shirt with long sleeves.
A lightweight top layer like a sweater or jacket is always a good idea and a blazer is a good smart top for dinners out.
As it can be cool in Portugal during November we recommend having a couple of weight layers with you. Usually for 1 week in Portugal in November we recommend a smart jumper, a casual hoodie and a jacket.
Jackets are a must for November. We recommend one with waterproofing.
Underwear, Socks and Pjs
Best Shoes for Portugal in November
Sneakers are the perfect shoe for Portugal all year round especially in the cities such as Porto and Lisbon.
The perfect sneaker for Portugal in November is a lightweight one, but if you can find something with some waterproofing or water resistance it is a good idea, especially for travelers going to the North.
My favorite brand of sneakers for walking are Hoka and AllBirds as these are great for walking in. However you also can’t go wrong with a plain white sneaker as they go with everything. One of my favorite pairs of white sneakers is the Adidas Cloud Foam shoes.
However a great water resistance sneaker brand is Ecco. These have many waterproof and water resistance versions but we like this one:
As the weather is changeable in Portugal in November we recommend having a leather boot with some waterproofing as well as a sneaker.
When picking the best ankle boot for Portugal we recommend looking for a flat shoe or something with a low thick heel.
What to Pack in Portugal in November (non clothing)
- Crossbody bag – one with plenty of zips that can put off pick pockets is best.
- Reusable Water bottle – good for the environment while traveling.
- Sunscreen – good no matter the time of year.
- Toiletries – you can find our essential list of toiletries for travel here.
- Travel First Aid Kit
- Blister plasters
- Travel Adaptor for European plug sockets. For my American readers you will need an EU Type C Country plug adapter.
- Power Pack / Battery recharger
FAQs about November Portugal Packing List
Should I take swimwear for Portugal in November?
Unless you have access to a heated pool then you probably won’t need swimwear for November as most people will find it too cold to swim in the sea at this time of year.
Do you need a jacket in November in Portugal?
Yes layers and a jacket are absolute essentials for Portugal in November.
Can you wear jeans in Portugal in November?
There are no reason why you can’t wear jeans in November in Portugal. In fact I find them a really great choice especially for the cities in November.
Have you visited Portugal in November? What else would you add to this Portugal packing list.