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, the following 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 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

If you are going to see the beautiful Sacred Heart Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

Synagogues sometimes have dress requirements. At Ashkenazi Synagogue:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the majestic Bey's Mosque, take the following:

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

If you visit a temple, such as New Temple, wear:

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

If you plan go to a monastery, like Franciscan Monastery, take the following:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Sarajevo.

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

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January

In January, Sarajevo is frosty 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%.

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February

In February, Sarajevo is pretty cool. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 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 February, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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March

March for Sarajevo can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows a bit less than half of the time.

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April

If you visit Sarajevo during April, you may find that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 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 about half of the time.

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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.

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June

June 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.

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July

If you are traveling to Sarajevo in July, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

August is a perfect temperature 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.

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September

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

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October

October is crisp 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.

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November

Traveling to Sarajevo in November, you will notice that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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December

If you are traveling to Sarajevo in December, you will notice that it is frigid. Expect it to rain regularly and snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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