Portugal What to Pack

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Portugal What to Pack

  • Tips for Pilgrims on the Caminho

    Get a well-made backpack that is comfortable and try to carry no more than 10% of your body weight (yes, you will have to do laundry along the way). Think layers ... there were cool and rainy days when we had just about everything we packed on (long pants, long sleeved shirt, polar-fleece, hat, raincoat. Then it warmed up and we were down to short...

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  • Keep your Rucksack Safe -- Keep your kit...

    If you are travelling Anywhere and using a Rucksack / Backpack as your luggage then I would Strongly recommend that you use some form of Rucksack / Backpack Pro-tector !!This tip is from my own personal experience, as I have had Big Problems having my Rucksack damaged or even destroyed by airlines, particularly on Airport Carousels,What can happen...

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  • Packing List

    Especially if visiting during warm months, traveling is the way to go. The hard cases on our motorcycle were only half full to allow local shopping experiences. Nevertheless they got home full. Tent, two sleeping bags and inflatable mattresses proved useful to find accommodation at campsites during our road trip instead of wasting time in search...

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    Plus to your camera equipments which is a crime not to have if you go to Lisbon without, you need to change some Euro's if you are not European citizen, and also it is not needed to buy a metro mep, you will have it for free in any tourism office or railstation, a guide book is also some times not needed for simple 2 reasons:1-You can have a...

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  • In Portugal in general!

    Plus to your camera equipments which is a crime not to have if you go to Lisbon without, you need to change some Euro's if you are not European citizen, and also it is not needed to buy a metro mep, you will have it for free in any tourism office or railstation, a guide book is also some times not needed for simple 2 reasons:1-You can have a...

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  • Pack to Belem

    You will need all your camera equipments, Belem with its Gothic beauty is a place to be adored and you'll be forced to have loads of photos, even if the place is not so big to consider, but it is similar to the Vatican city in Rome, Belem is a little city in a city too!

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  • Pack and Bag to Lisboa!

    Plus to your camera equipments which is a crime not to have if you go to Lisbon without, you need to change some Euro's if you are not European citizen, and also it is not needed to buy a metro mep, you will have it for free in any tourism office or railstation, a guide book is also some times not needed for simple 2 reasons:1-You can have a...

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  • When having fun in the sun...

    Don't forget your sunglasses. Even in spring, the sun in Portugal is quite bright and blinding. Also don't forget your sunscreen if you are visiting in the summer. Most importantly, don't forget some comfortable shoes. Portugal's main cities are quite hilly.

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  • Climate in some Portuguese towns

    Lisbon (west): Summers average maximum is about 29°C (84°F) minimum around 18°C (64°F). Winters average maximum is about 14°C (55°F) minimum around 8°C (47°F). It can rain/shower all over the year, hardly summers. Watertemperature summers around 19°C (66°F), in fall around 21°C (70°F). Oporto/Porto (north): Summers average maximum is about 23°C...

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  • Lots of film!

    If you travel in the off-season as I did, be sure to bring raingear. I had plenty of sunshine, but also periodic showers and a few rainbows to boot! Portugal is renowned for its brilliant light and the way that it bounces off the white stones and walls of its towns. Be sure to bring a lot of film and all of the appropriate camera gear to capture...

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  • A guidebook is always nice

    First, let me just say that VTers and locals are your best resource to get authentic info about a location. However, if you like to travel, you'll probably enjoy reading about travel in a guidebook. For this trip, I bought the Lonely Planet book. I'm not loyal to any particular guidebook series. Sometimes LP is great, but for Portugal I had mixed...

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  • Bring a raincoat and clothes you can...

    I definately needed extra space in my luggage for this trip. I am not normally a shopper but the woolen goods available in the small cities was devine! The weather in Portugal varies widely throughout the day so be sure to bring a raincoat with you and dress in layers when your walking around townGood shoes are a must. You will be walking a...

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  • Bring good shoes.

    If you are planning exploring on foot, (and really is there any other way?),bring good shoes. There are hills everywhere and you can walk uphill for miles I am sure.

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  • Packing List

    Cascais and Estoril:In the beginning of the 20th century the small fishing village Cascais became a popular seaside resort of the well-to-do. Now over 30.000 people are living in this town, some 26 km away from Lisbon, among them many Germans. If you walk on the rather nice promenade along the beach you come to neighbouring Estoril, another famous...

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  • Packing List

    It all depends on when you're coming!!In the winter, bring warm clothes, but you will hardly find temperatures below 5ºc.In the summer bring light clothes, specially if you're heading to the southern beaches!The average temperature is around 15ºc. Study Abroad

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  • Packing List

    one suitcase and small backpack or backpack 65 l There is no need to take some special things. lens 28-80

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  • Packing List

    If you're planning a trip to the beach, make sure to pack some warmer clothes as well. Most beaches are located at the Atlantic and even in the Summer months it can get pretty chilli at night!

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  • Packing List

    Well, we were there in September/October and it wasn´t really hot. Nights werepretty cold actually.Therefore one or two warm jumpers, rain gear, good walking shoes if you don´t spend your time in cars or at the beach only.

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  • Packing List

    For twelve days in Portugal my husband and I took two carry ons (one for each of us) and stored a folded up duffle bag in his carry on. When we returned we put our clothes in the duffle bag and checked it and our carry ons, stuffed with gifts, were taken on the plane with us. This worked out very well! I took two pair of shoes: one I wore and I...

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    The natural advantages of a sunny country with diverse geographic features have turned Portugal into a chosen destination for many vacationers. It is an ideal place for practicing water sports and playing golf, offering modern tourism facilities, and quaint and personalized means of accommodation, such as 'turismo de habitação' (privately owned...

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  • Packing List

    i recommend a lock for your bag if staying at the hostel... heard too many horror stories.. comfy sandals or flip-flops for the beach, light cotton clothes (or other breatable material), but also bring something with long sleeves; at night, it tends to get a bit chilly. don't forget to pack your sunblock, you don't want to buy sunblock there...

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    You really dont need much especially if you arent staying long a rucksack ids always a frat item to take with you as it is most versatile The days are very hot with lots of sunshine but be warned the evenings can get very cold with lots of wind. We took jumpers but other people wore flecces You really dont need any special toiletries or medical...

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    If you are travelling in the summer months you are safe taking light weight clothing. However, if you visit Fatima you will not be allowed to enter with shorts. Men must wear pants (no jeans), women must wear skirts or pants (again, no jeans). It is adviseable not to wear high-heeled shoes as most sidewalks in Lisbon are cobblestone. The North...

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    Apologies, but travel agencies and real estate agents are terrible liars about our weather. Yes, it is true we have more hours of sunlight than anywhere else in Europe, so use sunblock. July and August can be brutally hot - drink lots of water, not alcohol; be extremely careful about the beach or hiking. Sping and fall are delightful, absolutely...

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    It is probably stating the obvious to point out that the Algarve region of Portugal can be searingly hot in summer; suffice to say that I found high factor sun cream, a hat and sunglasses were essential before venturing out. And if someone could invent a mini air-conditioning unit I’d bring that along too!

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  • Packing List

    DO plan your wardrobe in such a way that you'll have no problem mixing and matching your outfits and it should be able to see you through from day to night. So in this instance, that little black dress WILL come in VERY handy for the night events AND in the day time too! :-)) DON'T forget to transfer all your toner, cleanser, night cream et al...

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  • Packing List

    It depends, of course, which season of the year you plan to travel here.In the summer pack light, you won't need too much clothes because it's quite warm here with an average temperature of 28 - 32. You'll only need a jacket to wear in the evenings in places near the sea! If you're like me you'll spend a lot of films. I really like photography...

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    Canadian 'snowbirds' lured to the sunny Algarve January through March by pictures of palm trees, flowers in bloom and folks lounging poolside should be prepared nonetheless for cool mornings and evenings. The day warms up quickly, temperatures at noon can be very warm to hot, then cools off just as quickly with sunset. Sweaters and jackets...

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    The weather in May was very changeable. Early in May there was snow in Monchique (the mountains above the coast) for the first time ever. The following week, I am told it was quite wet. We went the third week in May and had 2 afternoons of rain but it was still quite warm. I preferred this as I don't like the heat. I found the cool breezes and...

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