When is the best time to go to Sintra?

When is the best time to go to Sintra? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The weather is good all year round in Sintra
  • On average, the warmest months are July, August, September and October
  • Sintra has dry periods in July and August
  • The coldest months are January, February and March
  • The rainiest months are November and December
  • The best months for swimming are May, June, July, August, September, October and November

Annual weather in Sintra

For full information about the climate and weather in Sintra a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 54°F/61°F
February 54°F/61°F
March 54°F/65°F
April 58°F/67°F
May 59°F/70°F
June 63°F/74°F
July 65°F/76°F
August 67°F/77°F
September 67°F/77°F
October 65°F/74°F
November 59°F/67°F
December 56°F/63°F

Weather and climate in Sintra

Sintra enjoys a hot-summer Mediterranean climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Sintra is 68°F (ranging from 61°F in january to 77°F in august). Annual rainfall is 32.7in, with a minimum of 0.2in in july and a maximum of 5.2in in november.
  • Between january and february the climate is not good, but still OK. It is for example 61°F as maximum temperature in february and it rains in february about 3.5in.
  • Between the months of march and may the climate is favorable. The record temperature this month is 85°F and, in may, 4 days of rain are expected.
  • Between june and september the climate is perfect. By early evening, the temperature averages 74°F and it rains about 8% of the time in september.
  • From october to november the climate is good. It is for example 67°F as maximum temperature in november and you can expect to have 5.2in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In the month of december the climate is just OK. The temperature rises to 63°F and, in december, 5 days of rain are expected.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Sintra

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Sintra: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Sintra

Find out when Sintra has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Sintra

  • Very low season in Sintra
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February, March and November.
  • Low season in Sintra
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: April and December.
  • High season in Sintra
    The number of visitors to Sintra is high in: May, June and October.
  • Peek season in Sintra
    The largest number of tourists visiting Sintra is during: July, August and September.

Figure: Visitor index for Sintra month by month

Best time for low prices in Sintra

Average prices of hotels in Sintra month by month

Generally, February is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Sintra. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, August is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price of hiring a car in Sintra

On average, it costs $ 18 per day to hire a car in Sintra. This price varies by $ 21 depending on the month. In november, hiring a car costs an average of $ 8.4 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in july is $ 29.

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