Gjakova, Kosovo: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Gjakova, Kosovo? If you're planning to go to Gjakova, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Gjakova, Kosovo

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

Important essentials for Gjakova, Kosovo

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

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What to wear/what to pack for Gjakova, Kosovo by month

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January

January for Gjakova can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost most days. It rains sometimes and snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to see the must-see Hadum Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; you should check with the Gjakova tourism authority.

If you go to Radoniqi Lake, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

February

February in Gjakova is pretty cool. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to see the must-see Hadum Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; you should check with the Gjakova tourism authority.

If you go to Radoniqi Lake, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

March

March in this region is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost a bit less than half of the time. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to see the must-see Hadum Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; you should check with the Gjakova tourism authority.

If you go to Radoniqi Lake, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

April

Traveling to Gjakova in April, you will notice that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to see the must-see Hadum Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; you should check with the Gjakova tourism authority.

If you go to Radoniqi Lake, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

May

If you visit Gjakova during May, you will probably see that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally around 50 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to see the must-see Hadum Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; you should check with the Gjakova tourism authority.

If you go to Radoniqi Lake, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

June

If you go to Gjakova in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to see the must-see Hadum Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; you should check with the Gjakova tourism authority.

If you go to Radoniqi Lake, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

July

July in Gjakova is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to see the must-see Hadum Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; you should check with the Gjakova tourism authority.

If you go to Radoniqi Lake, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

August

August in Gjakova is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to see the must-see Hadum Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; you should check with the Gjakova tourism authority.

If you go to Radoniqi Lake, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

September

September here is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to see the must-see Hadum Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; you should check with the Gjakova tourism authority.

If you go to Radoniqi Lake, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

October

October in Gjakova is cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to see the must-see Hadum Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; you should check with the Gjakova tourism authority.

If you go to Radoniqi Lake, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

November

If you go to Gjakova in November, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to see the must-see Hadum Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; you should check with the Gjakova tourism authority.

If you go to Radoniqi Lake, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

December

If you go to Gjakova in December, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain regularly and snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to see the must-see Hadum Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; you should check with the Gjakova tourism authority.

If you go to Radoniqi Lake, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

Activities for Gjakova, Kosovo

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Gjakova.

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