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Best time to visit Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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The best time to visit Sarajevo is April

If you’re looking to travel to Sarajevo for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Sarajevo is April due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 28℃ (82℉) in the middle of the day. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of -5℃ (23℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Sarajevo, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Sarajevo usually falls during the months surrounding May each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to Sarajevo, the weather and stats by month and so much more, make sure you keep reading. Once you’re ready, we’ve included a bunch of our favourite online booking tools to help you find the best deals on flights, accommodation and anything else you’ll need for your trip. Happy reading!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

August

Sarajevo seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Sarajevo as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Sarajevo is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

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

Average temperatures in Sarajevo

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Sarajevo for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Sarajevo climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Sarajevo for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Sarajevo in January

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sarajevo in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Sarajevo in February

  • Average temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 13 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sarajevo in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Sarajevo in March

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sarajevo in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Sarajevo in April

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sarajevo in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Sarajevo in May

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 91mm (4") over 21 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sarajevo in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Sarajevo in June

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sarajevo in June, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Sarajevo in July

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sarajevo in July, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Sarajevo in August

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sarajevo in August, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Sarajevo in September

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sarajevo in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Sarajevo in October

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sarajevo in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Sarajevo in November

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 55mm (2") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sarajevo in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Sarajevo in December

  • Average temperature: -0℃ (31℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sarajevo in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Sarajevo is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 25℃ (77℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Sarajevo is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Sarajevo is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Sarajevo, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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