Gjirokastër, Albania: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Gjirokastër, Albania

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

What to wear/what to pack for Gjirokastër, Albania by month

January

In January, Gjirokastër is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

In February, Gjirokastër is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Gjirokastër is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Gjirokastër 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Gjirokastër during May, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. 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 (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear

June

If you are traveling to Gjirokastër in June, you will notice that it is hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

July

If you visit Gjirokastër during July, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Skirts

August

August in Gjirokastër is blindingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Tank tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

September

September for Gjirokastër is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

October

October in Gjirokastër is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

In November, Gjirokastër can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Gjirokastër, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

Traveling to Gjirokastër in December, you will notice that it is cold and somewhat rainy. 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 luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Gjirokastër, Albania

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Gjirokastër, 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 Gjirokastër
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear

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