When is the best time to go to Macedonia?

When is the best time to go to Macedonia? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Macedonia, the weather is good everywhere in July, August and September
  • The best months to go to Skopje are April, May, June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months in Skopje are July and August
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, March, April, May, June and October
  • The cities with the best climate are Skopje, Berovo, Guevgueliya, Stroumitsa, Kavadarci, Kumanovo, Makedonski Brod, Prilep, Shtip and Strumica, with good weather at least 7 months a year

Where and when to go based on the weather?

Central (Povardarie)
Skopje, Veles, Kavadarci...

July, August and September
77°F to 92°F°C
1 to 3 days
April, May, June and October
63°F to 83°F°C
3 to 6 days
March and November
54°F to 58°F°C
3 to 5 days
January, February and December
41°F to 49°F°C
3 to 5 days

East of Macedonia
Stroumitsa, Berovo, Guevgueliya...

July, August and September
74°F to 92°F°C
2 to 7 days
April, May, June and October
59°F to 85°F°C
4 to 11 days
52°F to 59°F°C
3 to 5 days
January, February, March and December
38°F to 56°F°C
4 to 7 days

West of Macedonia
Ohrid, Bitola, Gostivar...

May, June, July, August, September and October
58°F to 86°F°C
2 to 14 days
58°F to 63°F°C
5 to 11 days
January, February, March, November and December
36°F to 56°F°C
4 to 10 days

Best time to travel to Macedonia by cities

Chargement en cours
Central (Povardarie) Central (Povardarie) East East West West

See full list of cities

Temperatures and rainfall in Macedonia

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Macedonia and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Skopje, Ohrid, Berovo, Bitola and Gostivar.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Macedonia

Find out when Macedonia has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Macedonia

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, November and December. The number of visitors to Macedonia is high in: June, July, August, September and October.

  • Very low season in Macedonia: January, February and March.
  • Low season in Macedonia: April, May, November and December.
  • High season in Macedonia: June, September and October.
  • Peak season in Macedonia: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Macedonia month by month

Average price for flights to Macedonia

A return flight between London and Skopje is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 105 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 207 more for your airline ticket to Skopje if you go in august.

Find the best price for your flight Flight prices to Macedonia

Where to go in Macedonia?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Mavrovo National Park38°F41°F49°F58°F67°F74°F79°F81°F72°F61°F52°F41°F
Makedonski Brod41°F47°F54°F63°F70°F79°F85°F86°F77°F67°F56°F45°F


perfect weather

good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather

About Macedonia

What can I do in Macedonia?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Macedonia reliable?

Climate data for Macedonia has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Macedonia allows us to determine the average for each month in Skopje, Ohrid, Berovo, Bitola, Gostivar, Guevgueliya, Mavrovo National Park, Stroumitsa, and 13 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

Change units