Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

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.

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

January

Traveling to Sarajevo in January, you will notice that it can be extremely cold and somewhat snowy. Expect it to rain occasionally and snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots

February

February is cold. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella

March

If you vacation in Sarajevo during March, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool 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 5-10 days this month and snow a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Jacket or coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella

April

If you visit Sarajevo during April, you are likely to find that it is cool 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Sarajevo in May, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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:

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

July

In July, 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 July, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Sarajevo is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Sarajevo is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Sarajevo, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Sarajevo is crisp and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. 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:

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

November

Traveling to Sarajevo in November, you will notice that it is cold 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens

December

In December, Sarajevo is freezing. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s 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 December, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Sarajevo
  • 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
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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