Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2023]

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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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When to go to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

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

Already know when you're traveling?

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

January

Traveling to Sarajevo in January, you will notice that it is frosty and somewhat snowy. Expect it to rain once in a while and snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
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.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of 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 + Essentials
  • Folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 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

  • Travel neck pillow

    A top rated pillow is this one

  • Travel voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be careful to get the right kind. The vast majority of adapters currently being sold are just plugs and expect your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could burn up. This one should be appropriate for most locations.

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are planning to visit the must-see Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may enforce similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you will want to choose equally appropriate clothes, aside from the head coverings.

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

February

If you are traveling to Sarajevo in February, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
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.

  • Anti-theft backpack

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

  • Money/passport pouch

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

Comfort + Essentials
  • Easy folding 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

  • Travel neck support pillow

    A good option is this one

  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Make sure to find the necessary type. The vast majority of adapters currently sold are just plug changers and expect your devices to adjust the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could get fried. This one works in most places.

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are planning to visit the must-see Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may enforce similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you will want to choose equally appropriate clothes, aside from the head coverings.

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

March

If you vacation in Sarajevo during March, you might see that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • 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.

  • Anti-theft backpack

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

Comfort + Essentials
  • Travel pillow

    A versatile choice is this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Make sure to find the necessary type. The vast majority of adapters for sale now are just plugs and require your devices to convert the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could get destroyed. This one should work in most areas.

  • Folding 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 are planning to visit the must-see Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may enforce similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you will want to choose equally appropriate clothes, aside from the head coverings.

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

April

April in Sarajevo is cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
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.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel neck support pillow

    A great choice is this one

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

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

  • Travel voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. It's important that you find the correct type. The vast majority of adapters available online are just plugs and expect your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could get fried. This one works in most locations.

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are planning to visit the must-see Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may enforce similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you will want to choose equally appropriate clothes, aside from the head coverings.

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

May

May in Sarajevo is balmy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, 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.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. It's important that you pick the necessary kind. The vast majority of 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 fried. This one should work in most locations.

  • Travel neck support pillow

    An excellent option is this one

  • Super portable foldable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 10 lbs 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 are planning to visit the must-see Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may enforce similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you will want to choose equally appropriate clothes, aside from the head coverings.

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

June

June here is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • 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.

  • Anti-theft backpack

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

Comfort + Essentials
  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. It's important that you get the correct type. Many adapters currently being sold are simply plugs and require your devices to adjust the voltage themselves. If your electronics 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

  • Travel pillow

    A top rated pillow is this one

  • Folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 lbs 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 are planning to visit the must-see Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may enforce similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you will want to choose equally appropriate clothes, aside from the head coverings.

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

July

If you vacation in Sarajevo during July, you might find that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 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:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • 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.

  • Anti-theft backpack

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

Comfort + Essentials
  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Make sure to get the correct type. A lot of adapters currently sold are just plugs and require your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one should be appropriate for most countries.

  • Travel neck support pillow

    Our favorite is this one

  • Easy folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 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 are planning to visit the must-see Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may enforce similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you will want to choose equally appropriate clothes, aside from the head coverings.

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

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
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.

  • 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 belongings.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Easy folding travel stroller

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

  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Check that you pick the necessary kind. Most adapters available 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 work in most areas.

  • Travel neck pillow

    A top rated pillow is this one

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are planning to visit the must-see Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may enforce similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you will want to choose equally appropriate clothes, aside from the head coverings.

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

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of 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.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Folding travel stroller

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

  • Travel pillow

    Our fave is this one

  • Travel voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Check that you get the necessary kind. The majority of adapters available are just plugs and expect your electronics to adjust the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one is sufficent for most places.

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are planning to visit the must-see Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may enforce similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you will want to choose equally appropriate clothes, aside from the head coverings.

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

October

October for Sarajevo is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

    For a bit of protection, 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.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be sure to pick the correct type. A lot of adapters on sale are just plugs and expect your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could get fried. This one should be appropriate for most locations.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel neck support pillow

    An excellent option is this one

  • Super portable foldable travel stroller

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

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are planning to visit the must-see Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may enforce similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you will want to choose equally appropriate clothes, aside from the head coverings.

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

November

November in Sarajevo can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. It also snows occasionally. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

  • Anti-theft backpack

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

  • 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 + Essentials
  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be sure to get the right type. Many adapters available are simply plugs and require your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one should be sufficient for most locations.

  • Travel neck pillow

    What we like is this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Easy folding travel stroller

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

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are planning to visit the must-see Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may enforce similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you will want to choose equally appropriate clothes, aside from the head coverings.

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

December

December in Sarajevo is freezing. 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 regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • 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.

  • Anti-theft backpack

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

Comfort + Essentials
  • Ultralightweight travel stroller

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

  • Travel neck support pillow

    A top rated pillow is this one

  • 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 find the right type. Many adapters currently being sold are just plugs and expect your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could get fried. This one should work in most places.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are planning to visit the must-see Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

Synagogues may enforce similar dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue you will want to choose equally appropriate clothes, aside from the head coverings.

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

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