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

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The weather in Montenegro in November is generally mild and cool. It’s the official start of our rainy season.

Montenegro has two different climates: Mediterranean on the coast and continental inland. If you plan to explore the whole country this month, you’ll need to pack for both.

To help you prepare for Montenegro weather in November, I’ve put together a list of things you’ll need to visit both the coast and inland regions, including the one thing not to pack!

You’ll also find plenty of ideas for things to do here during this month, including outdoor activities, indoor activities, and some fun family-friendly things to do.

Typical Weather in Montenegro in November

Coastal Areas

  • Average High in November: 19°C (65°F)
  • Average Low in November: 10°C (51°F)
  • Average Monthly Rainfall: 165 mm (6.5 inches)
  • Average Sea Temperature in November: 17°C (63°F)

In November, Montenegro's coast gets much cooler and wetter weather as we head into the end of autumn. Daytime temperatures hover around 16°C (61°F), while at night, they can drop to 9°C (48°F). 

We also start to get more rain as we head into the start of the rainy season. Despite the rain, there are still many clear, beautiful days perfect for exploring coastal towns like Kotor, Budva, Perast, and Bar.

By this time of year, many group tours and activities have stopped running. However, you will still be able to do some of the main tours like Kotor walking tours, boat tours to the Blue Cave, and private tours.

On dry days, you can hike to San Giovanni Fortress, walk through beautiful Sveti Stefan, and plan day trips around Montenegro.

Sveti Stefan beach, Montenegro, NovemberA glorious day on Sveti Stefan beach in November

I recommend planning some wet and cold day activities too. On the coast, you can visit the Maritime Museum in Kotor, Kotor Aquarium, and St Tryphon Cathedral.


  • Average High in November: 17°C (63°F)
  • Average Low in November: 7°C (45°F)
  • Average Monthly Rainfall: 270 mm (10.6 inches)

In November, Podgorica experiences cooler temperatures and more rain as we get closer to winter. You can expect daytime highs around 17°C (63°F) and nighttime lows near 7°C (45°F). 

When it’s dry, the cooler weather is ideal for enjoying the city's cafes and sights. Walk along Ribnica, the original settlement that dates back to the 5th century, see the waterfalls on the Cijevna River, pet the animals at the wild animal sanctuary, try the adventure park, go go carting, and more. 

I also recommend taking a city tour or a more wide-ranging tour that includes Ostrog, the beautiful Zeta Nature Park, and Podgorica’s attractions.

If you have a rental car, I recommend visiting Lake Skadar, which is less than half an hour from Podgorica and is one of Europe’s most important wildlife reserves and Montenegro’s top wine-producing region.

You can also take a day trip to the beautiful Biogradska Gora National Park, which is one of the last remaining primeval forests in Europe. Read my page about Kolašin to find some fantastic authentic restaurants for your trip.

If you don't have a car, you can do this trip on a tour too.

On wet days, you can visit the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, a huge Serbian Orthodox church in Podgorica and go wine-tasting at Montenegro’s largest winery. Visiting Cetinje and Lipa Cave is also a great wet day day trip itinerary.

>> See all things to do in Podgorica here

Northern Region

  • Average High in November: 10°C (50°F)
  • Average Low in November: 0°C (32°F)
  • Average Monthly Rainfall: 214 mm (8.4 inches)

In November, Montenegro's northern region is significantly colder than on the coast. You can expect daytime highs of around 10°C (50°F) and nighttime lows of 0°C (32°F) or below, especially in higher altitudes. 

This month can bring the first snowfall of the season to the mountains, so it pays to be prepared if you’re planning to visit this region. You’ll find a packing guide for the northern region further down this page.

The Black Lake in Durmitor National Park is an ideal place to see some of the best of Montenegro’s autumn landscapes. 

Lovćen National Park is another great choice that you can combine with a visit to Cetinje and Lipa Cave

Biogradska Gora National Park is a great place to enjoy a quiet mountain getaway. Read my page about Kolašin to find some fantastic authentic restaurants in this area.

What to Pack for November in Montenegro

Coastal Areas

In November, the Montenegrin coast starts to cool down, so I like to wear layers that I can adjust throughout the day.

Montenegro is generally casual, and jeans, a sweater, and a coat are ideal for the daytime. You’ll need a waterproof jacket because we often get rain in November. I usually pair it with a warm sweater and jeans. 

Kotor, Montenegro in NovemberExploring Kotor in November. I was cold and had to borrow my husband's sweater.

You’ll also need comfortable walking shoes that can handle a bit of rain for exploring (I usually reach for my Sorel boots or a pair of chelsea boots throughout winter here). 

It’s not cold enough yet for a hat and gloves, but a scarf and sunglasses are still handy for sunny days.

For the evening, a smart casual outfit works well here. Unfortunately, the cobbled streets and wet weather make those beautiful stilettos redundant so don’t pack those. Instead, bring some smart, but practical, block heels or ankle boots.

Packing List:

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm sweaters
  • Long-sleeve tops
  • Jeans or trousers
  • Comfortable walking shoes (water resistant)
  • Dressy outfit
  • Sunglasses
  • 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 November, inland Montenegro gets quite cold, especially in the mountains where you’re at higher elevations. 

You’ll need a heavy jacket if you're heading north in November. I usually layer this with thermal shirts, jeans, and a fleece or thick sweater for extra warmth. 

I also wear sturdy waterproof boots for the rugged terrain and any rain or early snow (again, Sorel boots work well here because you can wear them walking on mountain trails as well as exploring the coastal towns). 

You’ll also need a warm hat, gloves, and a scarf. Some days can be sunny, so you may wish to bring sunglasses too.

Packing List:

  • Heavy jacket or coat
  • Thermal long-sleeved shirts
  • Fleece and sweaters
  • Jeans or trousers
  • Sturdy, waterproof boots
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Sunglasses

Top Things to Do in Montenegro in November

  1. Kotor walking tour: Kotor is a must-see on the Montenegrin coast, and a walking tour, whether group, private, or self-guided is the best way to see the town. Click here to see the best Kotor walking tours.
  2. Sveti Stefan: Taking a walk along Sveti Stefan beach to Pržno is one of my favorite things to do on a sunny autumn day in Montenegro. Read more about Sveti Stefan here.
  3. Ostrog Monastery: Ostrog Monastery is a great day-trip destination for late autumn in Montenegro. This 17th-century monastery is built into the side of a cliff and is one of Montenegro’s most holy cultural gems. Find out about visiting Ostrog Monastery here.
  4. Kotor Aquarium: Kotor Aquarium has small but beautifully curated displays of the local underwater flora and fauna that can be found in the Bay of Kotor. This is a great family-friendly attraction! Find out more here.
  5. Lipa Cave: Another family-friendly attraction is Lipa Cave. This karst cave near Cetinje is one of the largest in Montenegro and you can take guided tours to explore the cave. Plan your visit to Lipa Cave with this page.
  6. Lovćen National Park: Lovćen National Park is an ideal day trip for dry autumn days. There are many attractions to see here and you can combine it with a visit to Cetinje, where you’ll find the national museum and former palaces. See what to do in Lovćen National Park here.
  7. Black Lake: The Black Lake in Durmitor National Park is stunning any time of year. It’s the perfect place to see Montenegro’s stunning mountain scenery without having to get into some serious hiking. Read more here.

More Fun Things to Do in November

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