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What to Wear in Lisbon in July

What to Wear in Lisbon in July

Are you wondering what to wear in Lisbon in July? Our ULTIMATE Lisbon Summer Packing List will cover everything that you need for the weather, sightseeing, day trips and more.

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Weather in Lisbon in July

Summer is in full swing in July in Lisbon. Temperatures have risen as have the crowds but how hot is it?

How hot is Lisbon in July?

MOnument in Lisbon in July
What to wear in Lisbon in July

July in Lisbon tends to have temperatures hovering around 27-29 C / 80/85F but it is not unheard of for the mercury to top 32 C (90 F) on a couple of days. While the average lows are between 17C and 19 C (63-66 F).

The record high for Lisbon during this month is 40.6C / 105F however this is not common.

Does it rain a lot in July in Lisbon?

July takes the title of driest month in Lisbon along with August. Overall most days in July will not see a drop of rain and the whole month only sees 4 mm of rain.

Is it warm enough to swim in Lisbon in July?

Generally speaking the water around Lisbon is 18℃ during July and is one of the best months to go swimming in the city.

Note: the weather between months changes quite dramatically in Lisbon therefore if your trip spans a couple of months then please be sure to check out our other monthly:

And if you are traveling to other regions on your trip be sure to check out our other Portugal guides:

  • What to wear in Portugal in July

What to Wear in Lisbon in July

Best Shoes for Lisbon in July


Sneakers are great for sightseeing in Lisbon in July due to the hilliness of the city coupled with the couples.

Just be sure to pick lightweight sneakers i.e. Allbirds, as you will want something breathable in the heat.

Also remember to pack sneaker socks too as this will reduce sweat and odor.


July in Lisbon is definitely sandal weather. I prefer sneakers for sightseeing however a sandal is better for going out to dinner in Lisbon.

Just look for a sandal with a good sole and avoid anything with a thin heel. Click here to shop sandals.

Flip Flops (optional)

Only required if you plan to head to the beach or use a pool in Lisbon. Otherwise you might as well leave the flip flops at home.

What to Wear in Lisbon in July for women

Woman in front of Tram in Lisbon
What to wear in Lisbon in July

Skirts and dresses

As I have mentioned before, in Lisbon really anything goes so select skirts and dress types that you are most comfortable in.

However there is one location where you need to be more conservative. 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 personally select skirts and dresses that are a maxi or midi length.

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The best trousers for Lisbon in July are light weight ones. I would recommend chinos and linen trousers as the best for reducing sweat. It is best to leave jeans at home as they will be too hot.

If you do decide to pack linen be sure to check out our guide on how to pack linen to prevent wrinkles.

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Shorts are good for sightseeing and on the beach in Lisbon. The only place these are not good for are churches in Lisbon.


Woman overlooking sea in Lisbon from above

A loose blouse works perfectly for warmer days and cooler nights in Lisbon of which there are several.

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T Shirt

Lisbon in July is warm, and being a casual city short sleeve t shirts are the perfect addition to your packing list. Tank tops are acceptable so long as you don’t wear them to the church.

You will see graphic, plain, plain and pastel t shirts on the streets of Lisbon so pick the t shirts that you feel most comfortable in.

Cardigan / Sweater/ Jacket

Though the days are warm in Lisbon in July, the evenings in Lisbon tend to be cool enough to warrant having a lightweight top layer such as a cardigan, sweater or even a smart blazer.

Just be sure that whatever you pick can go with a variety of outfits as you will only want to pack one or two for a week in Lisbon.

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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 dress code rules. Shop pashminas here.

PJs or Nightie

Lightweight pyjamas and nighties are essential for Lisbon in July. It is also worth pointing out that not all accommodation in Portugal will have air conditioning so packing lightweight nightwear is an absolute must.


I always recommend taking a sun hat if you are visiting Lisbon in summer but I would also say that the sun is strong enough in July to warrant a sunhat.


Sunglasses are essential in Lisbon whatever the month but especially in July. Just be sure to pack a pair that have good UV protection.

Swimwear (optional)

The water is warm enough to swim in the sea around Lisbon but you should only bring swimwear if you plan on doing this or if your hotel has a pool that you plan on using. Otherwise it is just a waste of space in your case.

Underwear and Socks

Goes without saying. We recommend packing sneaker socks for wearing with sneakers due to the heat in the city.

What to pack for Lisbon in July for Men

The rules of what to pack for Lisbon in Summer for men is similar to women. We recommend packing


The weather especially towards the end of the month will be hot enough for shorts.

They are also great for those wanting to sunbath on the beach.

Just note that shorts are not appropriate for men at churches in Portugal, just the same as with woman.

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Chinos and linen trousers are perfect for Lisbon in July as they are the perfect weight for the weather.

I would only really recommend jeans as being suitable at the beginning of the month and for evenings.

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T Shirts and Shirts

Short sleeve t shirts are perfect for sightseeing during the day in July.

Tank tops are acceptable so long as you don’t wear them to the church.

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.

Blazer / Sweater

Although summer is warm, the evenings can be chilly so having a lightweight top layer such as a blazer or sweater with you for chillier evenings is a good idea.

Just pick something that can work with a variety of outfits so you don’t have to pack too many.

Swimwear (optional)

Only if you have access to a pool or want to visit a beach.


An essential no matter the month.


For same reason as above.

Underwear, Socks and Pjs

Sneaker socks are a good idea for wearing sneakers to sightsee in.

What Else to Pack for Lisbon in July

Woman in front of park in Portugal
What to wear to Portugal in July

Note: you could bring toiletries with you however there are plenty of places to stock up on toiletries in Lisbon and it will save space in your luggage.

FAQs about July Lisbon Packing List

What do local people wear in Lisbon in July?

As Lisbon is hot in summer the locals tend to wear loose and natural fabrics. However they also know how chilly evenings can be so most locals will always have an extra layer with them just in case.

What to wear to dinner in Lisbon?

The dress code at restaurants in Lisbon tends to be smart casual. Dresses, or skirts or trousers and blouses are perfect for dinners. However it is worth noting that although the daytime temperatures are warm it can feel chilly in the evenings and at night, especially if the wind picks up.

For this reason it is worth having a top layer like a sweater, cardigan, blazer or pashmina with you.

What to wear to Sintra in July?

Pena at Sintra
What to wear to Sintra Portugal in May

Sintra is a very popular day trip from Lisbon and is not to be missed. It’s bright coloured buildings and amazing views are a must see.

But what should you wear to Sintra in July? Sintra is close to Lisbon however is usually slightly cooler. It can get quite breezy at Sintra therefore we recommend you pack a top layer such as a jacket or hoodie with you for Sintra in July.

Also sneakers are the best shoes for this day trip due to the uneven surfaces.

What would you add to this Lisbon July Packing List?