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Best time to visit Macedonia

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The best time to visit Macedonia is June-July

Want to know when to travel to Macedonia? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, June-July is the best time to go to Macedonia. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

During the peak of the warmer months, temperatures in Skopje, Macedonia can rise to a maximum of around 32℃ (90℉). The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of -9℃ (16℉) in Skopje. Other destinations in Macedonia 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 Macedonia in August, 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. The wet season in Macedonia 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.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Macedonia, explore hidden gems and destinations to visit while you’re there, discover our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

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Macedonia 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. Macedonia is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

Season Months
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 Macedonia

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.

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Top FAQs

Macedonia is in Europe.

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

The warmest month of the year in Skopje, one of the most popular places to visit in Macedonia, is August.
The driest month of the year in Skopje, Macedonia, is usually around August each year.

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