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

The weather in Montenegro in July is ideal if you’re looking to soak up the sun and enjoy guaranteed hot summer weather. 

On this page, you'll learn about what to expect from Montenegro weather in July, from the sun-drenched coast to the slightly cooler northern regions. 

I’ve also put together some information on what to pack, including packing lists for both the coast and inland regions.

Plus, get insider tips on the top things to do in Montenegro in July, from swimming in the Adriatic Sea to adventurous rafting in Tara Canyon. 

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

Typical Weather in Montenegro in July

Coastal Areas

  • Average High in July: 30°C (86°F)
  • Average Low in July: 21°C (70°F)
  • Average Monthly Rainfall: 32 mm (1.3 inches)
  • Average Sea Temperature in July: 24°C (75°F)

In July, Montenegro's coast is at its summer best, with hot, sunny days that are perfect for beach lovers. Temperatures range from 21°C (70°F) at night to 30°C (86°F) during the day.

It rarely rains, but if it does it usually comes in a short but intense storm that passes within an hour. You can count on hot, dry weather on the coast in July.

Beach in the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro in July.You can expect guaranteed beach weather on the coast of Montenegro in July

July is the peak of the tourist season, thanks to the consistent sun and warm Adriatic Sea that’s ideal for swimming and water sports.

This is the time to check out some of Montenegro’s best beaches, take a boat tour to the Blue Cave, and enjoy fresh seafood in some of the coast’s amazing restaurants!

Lovćen National Park is a popular day trip destination because it’s so close to the Bay of Kotor. Because of its altitude, the weather here can be much cooler than down on the seaside. If you’re heading up here, pack a sweater.

Lovcen National Park JulyLovcen National Park in July... we weren't prepared for how much cooler it would be!


  • Average High in July: 33°C (91°F)
  • Average Low in July: 18°C (64°F)
  • Average Monthly Rainfall: 45 mm (1.8 inches)

In July, Podgorica heats up and can get very hot. You'll experience temperatures from 18°C (64°F) at night to around 33°C (91°F) during the day.

Like the coast, Podgorica is very dry in summer, so you can count on hot, dry weather.

The heat in the city can be intense, especially from midday, so plan any outdoor activities like a city tour for the cooler mornings or late afternoons. 

Luckily, there are plenty of ways to cool off. Head to nearby Lake Skadar National Park for kayaking, wine-tasting, and boat cruises.

The Cijevna River is also a popular swimming spot for locals when it gets hot.

Northern Region

  • Average High in July: 25°C (77°F)
  • Average Low in July: 15°C (59°F)
  • Average Monthly Rainfall: 77 mm (3 inches)

In July, Montenegro's northern region enjoys warm and pleasant weather that’s generally cooler than on the coast or in Podgorica. Daytime temperatures range from 15°C (59°F) in the cooler mornings to 25°C (77°F) by the afternoon. 

This comfortable climate makes it ideal for a break from the heat of the coast.

Top things to do include a day trip like this full-day trip to Durmitor National Park and Ostrog Monastery, staying a few days in Durmitor National Park, or going rafting on the Tara River.

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.

Me wearing sunglasses and a hooded jacket taking a selfie with a scenic mountainous backdrop in Durmitor National Park on a cloudy day; green slopes and rocky outcrops are partially shrouded in mist.This photo was taken in Durmitor National Park in July. It was 18°C (64°F)

What to Pack for July in Montenegro

Coastal Areas

In July, the Montenegrin coast is hot and sunny, making it essential to wear light and airy clothing. Breathable fabrics like cotton or linen in t-shirts, shorts, and sundresses will help you to keep cool. 

Although the evenings are still warm, I like to carry a light cardigan or sweater because it can feel cool, especially in seaside restaurants.

A swimsuit is a must-have for cooling off at the beaches and lakes. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are also essential beach gear. Don’t forget to pack a lightweight bag and reusable water bottle for the beach too.

Sandals or flip-flops are perfect for the beach, but I recommend bringing comfortable walking shoes for sightseeing. You’ll do a lot of walking in Montenegro and it’s worth having comfortable shoes.

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
  • 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 July, Montenegro's inland regions can be warm during the day but can cool off in the evening, especially in higher altitudes.

For this region, you’ll need comfortable and breathable clothing such as cotton shirts and shorts for daytime activities. You’ll also need a hat and sunglasses if you plan to do some outdoor activities like hiking. 

For hiking or even walking around the Black Lake, you’ll need sturdy footwear for uneven paths. Since temperatures can drop suddenly, especially in mountainous areas, I always bring a light jacket and sweater.

Packing List:

  • Cotton shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sweaters
  • Jeans, trousers, or leggings
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Sturdy footwear for hiking
  • Light jacket
  • Mosquito repellant

Top Things to Do in Montenegro in July

  1. Hit the beach: July 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 July’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 July 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 July 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 July 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. Fašinada: Every July 22 the Kotor Bay town of Perast celebrates Fašinada to mark the foundation of Our Lady of the Rocks. Head to Perast in the early evening to watch the procession of decorated boats, listen to traditional music, and take part in this tradition that’s hundreds of years old!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

More Fun Things to Do in July

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