Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria? If you're planning to go to Balkan Mountains, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria

Based on the climate and weather in Balkan Mountains, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria by month

January

In January, Balkan Mountains is unbearably cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). This is also a rainy time for Balkan Mountains, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Scarf
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Very heavy socks
  • Gloves
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Fleeces
  • Insulated boots
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pajamas, such as sweats

February

February in Balkan Mountains can be dangerously cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Very heavy socks
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Gloves
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Scarf
  • Umbrella
  • Insulated boots

March

March here is unbearably cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Fleeces
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Sweaters
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Insulated boots
  • Very heavy socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella

April

If you are traveling to Balkan Mountains in April, you will notice that it can be extremely cold and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof footwear

May

In May, Balkan Mountains can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Balkan Mountains, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat

June

In June, Balkan Mountains can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range.

At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Balkan Mountains, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella

July

Traveling to Balkan Mountains in July, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat

August

Traveling to Balkan Mountains in August, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear

September

September for Balkan Mountains can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks

October

Traveling to Balkan Mountains in October, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens

November

November in Balkan Mountains can be extremely cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Heavy jacket

December

December in Balkan Mountains can be dangerously cold and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Insulated boots
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Very heavy socks
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Balkan Mountains, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Balkan Mountains
  • Appropriate museum wear

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