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Best time to visit Guinea-Bissau

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The best time to visit Guinea-Bissau is July-October

While Guinea-Bissau is a popular destination to visit all year round, July-October is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

The very hottest temperatures in Bissau, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Guinea-Bissau, tend to reach around 38℃ (100℉) in the height of summer. The weather at night in the winter, which is around August-time, can get down to a minimum of 21℃ (69℉) in Bissau. Other destinations in Guinea-Bissau can sometimes get even colder than this, so if you’re planning on visiting a few different places, make sure you check out the climate comparison table below.

The days are longest in Guinea-Bissau in March, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Guinea-Bissau in August – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to find out when the best times to travel to Guinea-Bissau are for whatever trip you’re planning. By the time you finish, you’ll have all the info you need, and you’ll be ready to start booking. Don’t know where to look or who to book with? Don’t stress! We’ve hand-picked our favourite online travel tools we use, know and love so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Happy reading!

Warmest month

June

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

March

Guinea-Bissau seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Guinea-Bissau is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Guinea-Bissau

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
BissauJuly-October
34℃
22℃
35℃
22℃
36℃
23℃
35℃
24℃
34℃
24℃
33℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
30℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
33℃
26℃
34℃
25℃
34℃
22℃
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Top FAQs

Guinea-Bissau is in Africa.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Guinea-Bissau:

The warmest month of the year in Bissau, one of the most popular places to visit in Guinea-Bissau, is June.
The driest month of the year in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, is usually around January each year.

Guinea-Bissau map