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Weather in Montenegro in April: What to Wear,  What to Pack, and More Visiting Tips

The weather in Montenegro in April offers mild temperatures and mainly sunny days. With spring blooming and no crowds, it’s a great time to visit Montenegro! 

This page will guide you through what to expect from the weather across Montenegro's diverse landscapes—from the coast to the mountainous northern regions. 

You’ll also find additional information on what to pack and wear for Montenegro weather in April.

Finally, I’ve also pulled together some information on the best things to do in Montenegro in April to help you plan your trip.

Read on to find out how to prepare for your trip to Montenegro in April.

Typical Weather in Montenegro in April

Coastal Region

  • Average High in April: 20°C (68°F)
  • Average Low in April: 11°C (52°F)
  • Average Monthly Rainfall: Approximately 110 mm (4.3 inches)
  • Average Sea Temperature in April: 14°C (57°F)

In April, the weather on the Montenegro coast becomes pleasantly warm, with warmer days and mild evenings. Temperatures typically range from 11°C (52°F) in the early morning to 20°C (68°F) in the afternoon. 

April is ideal heading outdoors. I recommend exploring Kotor Old Town on a Kotor walking tour and hiking to San Giovanni Fortress.

Kotor, Montenegro at night from the seaKotor at night in April

The sea is still too cold for swimming comfortably, but the beaches offer beautiful places to go for a walk, especially Sveti Stefan, near Budva.

This popular tour is a great way to combine Sveti Stefan with the history, culture, and scenery of the Budva Riviera.

If it rains, Kotor Aquarium and Risan Mosaics are fascinating places to spend a few hours.


  • Average High in April: 20°C (68°F)
  • Average Low in April: 9°C (48°F)
  • Average Monthly Rainfall: Approximately 110 mm (4.3 inches)

Podgorica has a pleasant spring climate in April, with warmer temperatures and longer days. You can expect daytime highs around 20°C (68°F) and nighttime lows near 9°C (48°F). 

The warmer weather is perfect for exploring the city's outdoor attractions, like parks and historical sites. Taking a city tour is a great way to see the sights and get to know the city.

This is also the ideal time to visit nearby Lake Skadar National Park. Hire a car and drive yourself or take a tour to Lake Skadar.

Northern Region

  • Average High in April: 15°C (59°F)
  • Average Low in April: 3°C (37°F)
  • Average Monthly Rainfall: Approximately 192 mm (7.6 inches)

In April, Montenegro's northern region finally begins to shake off winter's chill, so you'll find milder temperatures and the first signs of spring. Daytime temperatures can reach up to 15°C (59°F), while nights are cooler, around 3°C (37°F). 

Snow in the mountains starts to melt, but there may still be some, making it more challenging to plan for a trip here in April. It's best to come prepared in any case.

If the conditions are fair, Durmitor National Park, Lovćen National Park, and Lake Skadar National Park should be top of your list of places to visit.

Durmitor and Lovćen are most likely to still have snow because of their high altitudes, but Lake Skadar doesn’t get snow and is absolutely glorious in spring!

What to Pack for April in Montenegro

Coastal Areas

In April, as the Montenegrin coast warms up, your wardrobe should be versatile to match the spring weather. 

Light layers are key, with a mix of short and long-sleeved tops to adjust to the day's temperatures. 

You’ll need a light jacket and sweaters for cooler evenings. You’ll also need a waterproof jacket for occasional spring showers. 

Comfortable walking shoes are essential for exploring the coastal towns. Sunglasses are a must-have fashion accessory in Montenegro, and a light scarf can add warmth on breezier days.

Packing List:

  • Short and long-sleeved tops
  • Jeans or trousers
  • Light jacket and sweaters
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Light scarf
  • Plug converter - I like this power strip converter that can handle several devices at once. It’s ideal for families bringing multiple devices!
  • Travel insurance - this is a must when traveling to Montenegro. Not only will it cover things like lost luggage and flight delays, but more importantly, any medical issues that you might have.

    Montenegro’s public health system is rather poor, so I always recommend going private if you have any issues while you’re here and travel insurance will cover that.

    Having medical evacuation cover is essential in Montenegro because if you have any serious issues you may need to be transported to another country.

    I like Safety Wing’s Nomad Insurance (you can buy it just for a trip) because it’s the best value and most comprehensive cover I’ve found so far.

What Not to Pack:

  • Hair straightener/curling irons - In Europe, the voltage is 220, while in the US and Canada, it’s 110.

    Most electronic devices such as cell phones, laptops, and electric shavers are dual voltage by default, so you can use them with a simple plug converter.

    Unfortunately, hair straighteners and curlers use very high wattage and do not usually come with a dual-voltage setting, which means they won’t work in Europe.

    Or rather, you’ll fry your appliance and short-circuit your hotel room!

    If you can’t use your own hair appliances, your best option is to bring a dual-wattage straightener that will work in Europe and North America.

Mountain Regions

In April, Montenegro's inland regions start to warm up, but the temperatures are still cooler than on the coast, especially in the evenings and at higher altitudes.

Your best option here is to dress in layers to adapt to the changing weather throughout the day. 

You'll need warm sweaters and a waterproof jacket for dealing with unpredictable spring showers and cooler mornings. You'll also need sturdy walking shoes or boots for walking trails, which can be muddy from melting snow. 

Don't forget a hat and gloves for the chilly mornings and evenings, and sunglasses for brighter days.

Packing List:

  • Warm sweaters
  • Long- and short-sleeved tops
  • Warm, waterproof jacket
  • Jeans or trousers
  • Sturdy walking shoes or boots
  • Hat and gloves
  • Scarf
  • Sunglasses

Top Things to Do in Montenegro in April

  1. Kotor: April’s sunny days and the relatively low number of tourists are ideal for must-see attraction Kotor. Taking a walking tour through Kotor is the best way to get to know the city. See a list of the best walking tours in Kotor.
  2. Lake Skadar National Park: In my opinion, spring is the best time to visit Lake Skadar. You can take a boat tour on the lake or hire kayaks. The lake is bursting with life, as you travel through the lily pads you’ll see ducklings, frogs, turtles, and a plethora of birds. Discover the best things to do at Lake Skadar.
  3. Take a day trip: The mild weather and lack of crowds makes this time of year ideal for taking a day trip. Head to the national parks, Ostrog Monastery, even Dubrovnik or Trebinje. Click here to find day trip ideas and itineraries from the coast.
  4. Take a trip to Lipa Cave: Lipa Cave is a family-friendly attraction you can visit any time of year. Combine it with a visit to Cetinje, Montenegro’s old royal capital, and the national museums. Find out more about visiting Lipa Cave.
  5. Ostrog Monastery: Take a day trip to Ostrog Monastery, an incredible monastery built into the side of a cliff and one of the Balkans’ holiest sites. Read more about how to visit Ostrog Monastery.
  6. Risan Mosaics: Risan’s 2,000 year old mosaics are a fascinating place to learn about the history of the Bay of Kotor, especially if it rains. Click here to find out about Risan Mosaics.
  7. Kotor Bay Aquarium: On rainy days, head to Kotor Bay Aquarium to see beautifully curated displays of the local flora and fauna that can be found in the Bay of Kotor. Read more about Kotor Bay Aquarium.
  8. Sveti Stefan: On a beautiful spring day, you can't go past a walk along the beaches of stunning Sveti Stefan. Find out more about visiting Sveti Stefan here.

More Fun Things to Do in April

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