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Portugal in July
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on July 4, 2022 Share on

Portugal in July: Weather, Things to do, What to pack and much more!


The month of July marks the onset of peak tourism season in Portugal. This makes for the perfect time to just relax on the coast. The waters have warmed up sufficiently to allow for a spirited session of swimming. The major cities and resorts come to life to serve the influx of travellers. If you are one for lively locations, then Portugal in July is the place to be. Given so much that is on offer, Portugal in July sounds like an enticing offer to any traveller worth his/her salt. So, read on to learn more about this fascinating country and the ways it evolves in the month of July:-


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Weather in Portugal in July

After June when the temperatures have started to increase, the heat is definitely on in the month of July. This means that the temperatures often reach a scorching point during the days. The evenings, however, are quite balmy and make them perfect for sundowners by the sea, open-air cafes, and of course – alfresco dining. In the northern regions like Porto, it is warm and not sweltering. 

The average temperatures here are recorded at 25 degrees Celsius. Moving to Lisbon, the capital city is hot and dry with highs of 25 degrees Celsius and little rain. Moving southwards to Algarve, the highs are recorded at 30 degrees Celsius. Given the sunshine and heat, sunblock and hydration are extremely important. 

Portugal in July
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Things to Do in Portugal in July

Following make for some good activities to engage in during your holiday to Portugal in July:-

  1. Given that the weather is perfect for the beachside, our first recommendation is that you head to the shores. Your options range from Algarve, or the north and west Atlantic coast. Algarve tends to get busy so you can opt for the other options if you seek a bit of quiet while not taking away from your beachside experience. 
  2. If you instead seek higher elevations and cooler climates, then the northern regions of Minho and Beiras are the place for you. One can engage in backcountry walks, road trips among sleepy villages, hiking etc. 
  3. If you fancy the outdoors then hiking might be one of your preferred past times. In such a case, we suggest that you head to the national parks or national reserves to be at one with nature. We suggest in particular the thick forests of Serra de Estrella and Peneda-Greês. 

What to Pack for Portugal in July

Following are some items that you should not miss out on while packing for your trip to Portugal in July:

  1. Sunscreen 
  2. Floppy hat
  3. Umbrella
  4. Raincoat
  5. Swimsuit
  6. Scarf
  7. Flat-soled walking shoes
Portugal in July
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What to Wear in Portugal in July

Following make for some good fashion options for your trip to Portugal in July

  1. Shorts
  2. Tshirts
  3. Sunglasses
  4. Versatile travel jacket
  5. Linen pants
  6. Swimsuit

Also read: Portugal in March: Weather, Things to do, Travel Tips and more!

Best Tips for Visiting Portugal in July

Following are some noteworthy tips worth keeping in mind during your travel to Portugal in July:

  1. July is a time when everything, i.e accommodation and travel options are all open. This means that the engagements are at their best too. We recommend that you take advantage of the high season and go for the very best of options available to you. It is advised, however, that you book in advance for peace of mind during your travels. 
  2. July is also a time of summer celebration in Portugal. Tourists can engage in engagements and celebrations like Festical ao Largo in Lisbon or Festival Internacional de Folclore. These events will showcase the country’s diversity via traditional costumes, music, and dance performances. 
  3. Music festivals are the place to be in Portugal in July. Three of the best and the biggest music festivals are held here in the month of July. These include – NOS Alive, Super Bock Super Rock, MEO Marés Vivas etc. These festivals have been headlined by popular artists like Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, etc. 
  4. Beaches should not be missed out on in Portugal in July. Depending upon your choice of outdoor sport there are a few places that you can opt for. For example – if you like surfing then you should head to Praia de Baleia in Ericeira. Similarly, if you like watersports. Then you should head to Praia do Ancão in Faro. 

Portugal in July
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Where to Stay in Portugal in July

Following are some good accommodation options travellers can look into during their trip to Portugal in July

1. Casa Mae, Portugal

This tranquil getaway is located in the coastal town of Lagos. The food offerings here are as fresh as they can get with fresh selections from the local produce being featured in your dishes. There are also options to Cruise, Fish and Grill where you can catch your next meal and cook it into a lip-smacking ceviche or barbecue feast. 

2. Six Senses, Douro Valley

This accommodation option is rather posh and elegant, so if you are after a finer stay experience then this is the perfect option for you. Perched upon a hill, the hotel features a stunning outdoor pool, river cruises, wine tastings, etc. The bedrooms feature balconies with valley views and wooden bridges leading to secret gardens. Needless to say, these options should not be missed. 

Festivals in Portugal in July

Portugal in July is hot, both in temperatures and its lineup of events. Following are some important festivals that you can take part in:

  1. Festival ao Largo: This three-week extravaganza features orchestras and ballet troupes taking to Lisbon’s Teatro Nacional São Carlos. It makes for a fabulous way to spend your warm summer evenings. 
  2. Festival Internacional de Folclore: Held in Porto, this festival involves folk music, dancing, and intricately designed traditional costumes. Held in the last week of July, this festival attracts throngs from all over the country. 
  3. MEO Marés Vivas: Held in Porto, this festival is a three-day-long raucous rock and pop festival. Artists like Sting and Keane have headlined this festival. 
  4. NOS Alive Algés: This is a mammoth as far as rock, indie and alternative music festivals are concerned. With artists like Pearl Jam and Taylor swift gracing the stages, this is definitely the place to be. 

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FAQs about Portugal in July

Q1 – What are some of the most commonly used credit cards in Portugal? 

A1 – VISA and Mastercard are two of the most commonly used credit cards in Portugal and are widely accepted. 

Q2 – What are some things I should not bring along with me on my travels to Portugal in July

A2 – Following are some unnecessary articles that you can leave back during your travels to Portugal in July
1. Hair dryer, as it is available in most accommodation options
2. Impractical shoes – heels, in particular, can make travel very cumbersome and difficult. 
3. Traveller checks – these are some of the most impractical methods to get your hands on cash during your travel. So, look into some alternate options. 

Portugal in July is fantastic now all you have to do is pack your bags and get ready to explore this wonderful destination. Pickyourtrail offers amazing Portugal holiday packages at great prices and you can even personalise your portugal itinerary on your own. We promise you the best travel experiences ever.

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