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

The weather in Montenegro in August is hot, hot, hot! It’s perfect for a beach vacation with lots of sun and fun water sports.

On this page, you'll learn about what you can expect during your trip to Montenegro in August. You’ll find out what temperatures to expect on the coast, in the capital, and in the mountains.

I’ve put together packing lists for both the coast and mountain regions, so you’ll know what to pack for your trip in August.

Finally, I’ve also listed the best things to do in Montenegro this month, including the Bay of Kotor’s biggest night - Bokeška Noć.

Read on for more information to help you pack and prepare for your upcoming trip to Montenegro in August.

Typical Weather in Montenegro in August

Coastal Areas

  • Average High in August: 30°C (86°F)
  • Average Low in August: 21°C (70°F)
  • Average Monthly Rainfall: 45 mm (1.8 inches)
  • Average Sea Temperature in August: 25°C (77°F)

In August, Montenegro's coast is a sun-soaked summer hotspot and the best place to be is on the beach. You can expect daytime highs around 30°C (86°F) and nighttime lows around 21°C (70°F). 

This month has perfect conditions for beach and water activities. The weather is consistently sunny and hot, and the water temperature is ideal. 

Sunbathing on beach in the Bay of Kotor in MontenegroThe best place to be in Montenegro in August is on the beach!

Take a boat trip to swim in the Blue Cave, hang out on some of Montenegro's best beaches, and explore the coast by SUP or kayak.

Coastal towns like Kotor, Perast, and Budva are must-sees. I recommend visiting them in the early morning before it gets too hot. Taking a walking tour of Kotor or Budva walking tour is a great way to see the highlights in just an hour or two, which leaves you more time for the beach.

The balmy evenings are perfect for dinner at a seaside konoba (traditional restaurant) and a stroll along the promenade


  • Average High in August: 34°C (93°F)
  • Average Low in August: 19°C (66°F)
  • Average Monthly Rainfall: 50 mm (2 inches)

In August, Podgorica experiences the peak of summer heat, which can be intense. Temperatures range from a warm 19°C (66°F) at night to a hot 34°C (93°F) during the day. 

In this heat, it’s best to take a city tour in the morning and head to one of the city’s rivers to cool off. The Cijevna River is a popular swimming spot for locals and Lake Skadar is less than 30 minutes drive from the city.

The evenings are best for getting out and exploring the city’s attractions and nightlife. The city comes alive after 8 pm when the weather cools and people head out to socialize.

Northern Region

  • Average High in August: 26°C (79°F)
  • Average Low in August: 15°C (59°F)
  • Average Monthly Rainfall: 61 mm (2.4 inches)

In August, Montenegro's northern region enjoys warm summer weather without the intense heat of the coast and Podgorica. This makes it a fantastic place to spend a day or more.

Daytime temperatures range from a pleasant 15°C (59°F) in the early mornings to around 26°C (79°F) in the afternoons. 

The weather in Montenegro’s mountains is famously changeable, so always check the weather report while you’re here and be ready for sudden cold changes.

Durmitor National Park is the ideal place to spend a few days. Visit the Black Lake, go hiking, drive the Durmitor Ring, or even try Durmitor’s via ferrata route (I absolutely loved this!).

Durmitor Ring Sedlo Pass with frame of mountainThe Sedlo Pass part of the Durmitor Ring in August

Another popular day trip is rafting in the Tara Canyon. The Tara Canyon is the deepest in Europe and it’s stunningly beautiful. Rafting through it is one of the best things to do in Montenegro!

Local’s Tip:

It can be 15°C (59°F) while it’s 30°C (86°F) on the coast, so if you plan to visit this region, even on a day trip, pack some warm layers.

What to Pack for August in Montenegro

Coastal Areas

In August, the Montenegrin coast is at its peak of summer heat, so wearing light and breathable fabrics is key. 

Loose-fitting clothing like linen tops, cotton dresses, and shorts will help you stay cool.

A swimsuit is essential for cooling off on Montenegro’s incredible beaches. I also recommend packing a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. 

You’ll need comfortable sandals and walking shoes for walking along the coast or exploring seaside towns. You’ll also need sneakers or walking shoes if you plan to hike to San Giovanni Fortress in Kotor.

Montenegrins like to dress up to go out in the evenings, so it’s a good idea to pack a nice dress and sandals for women or pants and a short-sleeved shirt for men.

I also like to carry a light cardigan or sweater when I go to outdoor restaurants, especially if they’re by the sea where it can be slightly cool.

Packing List:

  • Cotton or linen tops
  • Cotton sundresses
  • Skirts and shorts
  • Swimsuit
  • Sandals or flip-flops
  • Walking shoes
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lightweight beach bag
  • Dressy outfit
  • Thin cardigan or sweater for evenings
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Chill Pal - this towel is amazing for sightseeing here in summer. Just wet it and it will stay cold and keep you cool for hours!
  • Beach towels - Most accommodations in Montenegro don’t provide beach towels, so pack these too.

    There are virtually no laundromats in Montenegro, so if you don’t have a washing machine in your accommodation, it can be difficult to wash your beach towels.

    To get around this I love these microfiber beach towels, which are lightweight, quick drying and you can easily wash them in your shower if needed.
  • 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 August, Montenegro's inland regions are warm, with slightly cooler temperatures than the coast, especially at higher elevations. However, the weather here is highly changeable and it can get as low as 15°C (59°F) very quickly.

Dress in lightweight and breathable clothing, such as cotton or linen shirts and shorts, to stay comfortable during the day, but always pack a jacket and long-sleeved layer in case the weather changes. 

You’ll need sturdy walking shoes for exploring the mountains or national parks and comfortable sandals for the towns. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are essential if you plan do some outdoor activities. 

Evenings can be cooler, particularly in mountainous areas, so include a light jacket and sweater.

Packing List:

  • Cotton or linen shirts
  • Shorts
  • Activewear
  • Sturdy hiking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Light jacket or sweater for evenings
  • Quick-dry clothing for water activities

Top Things to Do in Montenegro in August

  1. Hit the beach: August is peak beach season, with an ideal sea temperature around 24°C (75°F). Montenegro has all kinds of beaches, from simple natural beaches to luxury beaches where you’ll pay over €100 for loungers. Find your perfect beach here.
  2. Blue Cave: Swimming in the Blue Cave is a fun experience and August’s hot weather is perfect for this. Click here to find out more about visiting Montenegro’s Blue Cave.
  3. Rafting in Tara Canyon: The perfect way to cool off in Montenegro’s summer heat is to take a rafting day trip to Tara Canyon. We love going in summer because the weather is perfect and the rapids are fun but still suitable for all ages. Click here to find out more.
  4. Kotor Old Town: Kotor is a must-see attraction on the Montenegrin coast. The best way to see it in summer is to book an early morning walking tour to beat the heat. Find the best Kotor walking tours here.
  5. Take a boat trip: There’s no better place to be in August than on the sea. Take a boat trip to see the Bay of Kotor from the sea and keep cool. I recommend booking one with plenty of beach and swimming time included! Click here to see my pick of the best Kotor boat tours.
  6. Durmitor National Park: Durmitor National Park is the best place to experience Montenegro’s mountain scenery and culture. It’s full of beautiful places and fun things to do. Find out what you should do at Durmitor National Park here.
  7. Lake Skadar National Park: Lake Skadar National Park is one of Europe’s most important wildlife reserves and it’s also Montenegro’s premier wine-making region. There are lots of things to do here including boat trips and wine-tasting tours. Click here to find the best things to do at Lake Skadar.
  8. Enjoy a seaside dinner: seafood in Montenegro is fresh and delicious and you’ll find seaside restaurants all along the coast. I recommend trying seafood buzara (stew), fresh grilled fish (sea bass or bream), and calamari. Click here to find restaurants I recommend.
  9. Canyoning: Canyoning adventures are ideal for thrill seekers. There are several popular canyoning tours available throughout Montenegro and they range in difficulty. See the range of canyoning tours available here.
  10. Coasteering: If you love cliff jumping and thrill-seeking, you’ll love coasteering. You can take coasteering tours from the Bay of Kotor that include the Blue Cave and cliff jumping! Find out more about coasteering in Montenegro here.
  11. Bokeška Noć: Don’t miss Kotor’s biggest night - Bokeška Noć! This Kotor Bay celebration includes a parade, decorated boat parade, fireworks, and a fun party atmosphere for everyone, including families.

More Fun Things to Do in August

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