Best time to visit the Balkans
I didn't associate North Macedonia with heat, I was thinking mountains and medieval meanderings. Wrong. August was sizzling. Luckily chilled, local white wine is always on tap
The Balkan region spreads over 500,000km², so climate does vary, particularly between the mountains and the coast. There are a lot of both. Anywhere on the coast can hit 30°C in summer, so hikers and cyclists beware. Many Balkan countries are small, too, such as Montenegro or North Macedonia, so they get busy in Jul-Aug. Generally spring and autumn are perfect for cultural and national park visits. In many countries you can go rambling happily as late as Nov. In countries dominated by mountains, such as Serbia or BiH, you rarely get over 17°C up high in summer. And do pack raingear.
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