Ohrid, Macedonia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Ohrid, Macedonia? If you're planning to go to Ohrid, I have 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 Ohrid, Macedonia

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

Important essentials for Ohrid, Macedonia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Ohrid, Macedonia by month

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January

January here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows once in a while.

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February

February in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time and snows sometimes.

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March

March for Ohrid can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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April

If you visit Ohrid during April, you might see that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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May

If you vacation in Ohrid during May, you might see that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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June

If you go to Ohrid in June, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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July

If you go to Ohrid in July, you will notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

If you vacation in Ohrid during August, you may notice that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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September

September in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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October

October in Ohrid is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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November

In November, Ohrid can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Ohrid, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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December

If you vacation in Ohrid during December, you might notice that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow once in a while.

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Activities for Ohrid, Macedonia

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

If you are planning to go to the majestic Church of St Sofia, it's important to wear modest clothing:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to see the beautiful Ali Pasha Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Ohrid tourism authority.

If you go to the National Ohrid museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you plan go to a monastery, like St. Naum monastery, take the following:

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