Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina? If you're planning to go to Sarajevo, this article contains 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 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

Important essentials for Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

What to wear/what to pack for Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina by month

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January

In January, Sarajevo is very cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Sarajevo, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Sarajevo. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

Comfort
  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel pillow

    A great choice is this one

  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be careful to find the correct type. A lot of adapters currently sold are just plugs and require your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could get fried. This one is sufficent for most areas.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the beautiful Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may have similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you can wear conservative clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the Sarajevo City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Sarajevo can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain regularly. It also snows about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Sarajevo. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort
  • Travel neck support pillow

    A great choice is this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Ultralightweight travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Make sure to choose the necessary type. The majority of adapters for sale now are simply plugs and require your electronics to adjust the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could get fried. This one should be appropriate for most locations.

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the beautiful Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may have similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you can wear conservative clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the Sarajevo City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

In March, Sarajevo is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Sarajevo, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Sarajevo. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

Comfort
  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel neck pillow

    Our favorite is this one

  • Folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be careful to choose the necessary kind. Many adapters for sale now are simply plug changers and require your devices to convert the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could get destroyed. This one should be sufficient for most countries.

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the beautiful Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may have similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you can wear conservative clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the Sarajevo City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

In April, Sarajevo is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Sarajevo, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Sarajevo. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

Comfort
  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Make sure to pick the necessary type. The majority of adapters available are simply plugs and expect your electronics to adjust the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could burn up. This one should be sufficient for most areas.

  • Travel pillow

    A top rated pillow is this one

  • Super portable foldable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the beautiful Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may have similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you can wear conservative clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the Sarajevo City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

In May, Sarajevo is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Sarajevo, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Sarajevo. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort
  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Take care to find the necessary kind. Most adapters available are just plugs and expect your devices to convert the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one should work in most places.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel neck pillow

    A good option is this one

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the beautiful Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may have similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you can wear conservative clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the Sarajevo City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

In June, Sarajevo is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Sarajevo, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Sarajevo. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort
  • Travel pillow

    A great choice is this one

  • Plug adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Check that you find the correct type. Most adapters currently available are just plug changers and require your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could get destroyed. This one is sufficent for most areas.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Ultralightweight travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the beautiful Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may have similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you can wear conservative clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the Sarajevo City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July here is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Sarajevo. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort
  • Travel neck support pillow

    Our favorite is this one

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Check that you get the correct kind. The majority of adapters available online are just plug changers and require your electronics to adjust the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one should be sufficient for most places.

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the beautiful Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may have similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you can wear conservative clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the Sarajevo City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August in this region is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Sarajevo. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort
  • Folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. It's important that you get the right kind. The majority of adapters that you can buy are simply plug changers and require your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could get fried. This one should be appropriate for most places.

  • Travel pillow

    An excellent option is this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the beautiful Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may have similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you can wear conservative clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the Sarajevo City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September here is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Sarajevo. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

Comfort
  • Easy folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel pillow

    A great choice is this one

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Check that you pick the correct kind. The majority of adapters currently being sold are simply plugs and expect your devices to change the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could get destroyed. This one is sufficent for most places.

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the beautiful Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may have similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you can wear conservative clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the Sarajevo City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Sarajevo is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Sarajevo. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort
  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Super portable foldable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel pillow

    What we like is this one

  • Travel voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be careful to pick the correct kind. The majority of adapters currently sold are simply plug changers and require your devices to adjust the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could burn up. This one should be sufficient for most areas.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the beautiful Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may have similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you can wear conservative clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the Sarajevo City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

Traveling to Sarajevo in November, you will notice that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Sarajevo. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort
  • Travel voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be sure to choose the necessary kind. The majority of adapters currently sold are just plug changers and require your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could get destroyed. This one is sufficent for most countries.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel pillow

    A top rated pillow is this one

  • Super portable foldable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the beautiful Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may have similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you can wear conservative clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the Sarajevo City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December here can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time and snows about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Sarajevo. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

Comfort
  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel pillow

    A good option is this one

  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Check that you find the necessary type. The majority of adapters currently available are simply plug changers and expect your devices to change the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could get destroyed. This one is sufficent for most countries.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the beautiful Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may have similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you can wear conservative clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the Sarajevo City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

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