Portugal is a tricky country to tell people what to pack for. You can spend time soaking up the sun on one of the country’s many beaches, hike through a national park, or take a day (or three) to explore the castles and ruins located short drives out of Lisbon. Combine all of those into one vacation, and you’ve got quite the packing list.
SPF is overpriced in the country—so be sure to stock up beforehand. Unless you’re going during winter, the temperature is typically very warm—so sunglasses and a bathing suit (or two) are a must, as is a sarong. But if you are going during summer, don’t forget to bring a pair of pants, as shorts and shoulder-bearing garments are frowned upon inside churches and other religious sites. If you’re planning on visiting during fall or winter, don’t forget your raincoat and umbrella.
And since you’re going to be in the air for part of your trip, you’re going to need products to make your flight more comfortable and your jet lag more bearable—not to mention, some stylish picks for strolling through the streets of Lisbon and hiking in Algarve.
Read on for our ultimate packing guide for 2016’s Destination of the Year: Portugal.