As summer approaches autumn, September is the perfect time to explore Lisbon, its monuments and history. It’s also a fun time to enjoy a fado show, and head out on a walking tour.
Autumn offers warm temperatures and fewer crowds in Lisbon. Hotel rates start to drop. It’s still a good month to go to the beach though. It’s always sunny, and the sea temperature is usually at its highest (around 19ºC / 66ºF on average).
Weather in September: What to Pack, What to Wear
The weather in September is usually warm and sunny, and still inviting for a day at the beach. Remember to pack your sunscreen and swimsuit.
- Average High: 27ºC / 81ºF
- Average Low: 18ºC / 64ºF
- Average Rainfall: 33 millimetres / 1.3 inches
Rainy days are usually rare, but there may be some cold nights. You’ll want to pack a coat or layer just in case. During the day, wearing shorts and short sleeve shirts is still a good option.
Events in September
- Lisboa na Rua / Com’Out Lisbon: Whether you’re into fado, jazz, magic, theatre or dance, Com’Out Lisbon has it all for free until the end of September.
- MOTELx: Lisbon International Horror Film Festival is the one event horror movie fans will not want to miss out.
- Santa Casa Alfama – Fado Festival: Two days to sample some of the best fado voices alive and soak up the genuine Portuguese culture.
- Out Jazz Festival: Every Sunday from May to September, enjoy jazz, soul, funk and hip-hop music in Lisbon’s public gardens. This month the concerts take place in Parque da Bela Vista, and start at 5pm. Admission is free.
September’s warm temperatures and sunny days make it a good time to check out some of Lisbon’s best beaches.
It’s the perfect time to discover Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Guincho & Cascais on a day trip from Lisbon.
What about a river cruise? September is a great month to admire Lisbon’s waterfront, its monuments, hills and cityscape from the River Tejo.
The weather averages help you get an idea. If you’re not sure what time of year to visit, check our Lisbon weather page.