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Best Time to Visit Monaco in 2024 for Luxury, Culture, and Events: Monaco Weather Guide

Best Time to Visit Monaco

  • Optimal: May to early October (pleasant weather and numerous events).
  • For luxury experiences and cultural events: May, June, and September.
  • For quieter visits: April and October.

Geography facts

  • Location: Western Europe, on the French Riviera.
  • Area: 2.1 km².
  • Borders: France.
  • Landscape: Highly urbanized with a rocky and steep coastline.

Monaco, although small, is densely packed with attractions, from luxury casinos to high-end boutiques and vibrant cultural events, all nestled along its picturesque Mediterranean coastline.


  • Mediterranean climate: Characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters, perfect for year-round visits, though the peak tourist seasons capture the essence of Monaco’s vibrant lifestyle best.
The daily range of reported temperatures (gray bars) and 24-hour highs (red ticks) and lows (blue ticks), placed over the daily average high (faint red line) and low (faint blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. (c)

Monthly Weather Snapshot


  • Chilly and quiet: Average day temperature of 8°C (46°F), night can drop to 4°C (39°F).
  • Rainfall: Moderate with about 82 mm.
  • Indoor activities: Ideal for visiting museums or enjoying cozy cafes.


  • Slightly warmer: Day temperature about 10°C (50°F), night around 5°C (41°F).
  • Rainfall: Around 76 mm.
  • Events: Consider catching the Monte Carlo Rally for a thrill.
Monaco during winter period (c)


  • Beginning of spring: Day at 12°C (54°F), night at 7°C (45°F).
  • Rainfall: Decreases to 71 mm.
  • Outdoor strolls: Enjoy the gardens and quieter outdoor cafes.


  • Mild weather: Day at 15°C (59°F), night at 9°C (48°F).
  • Rainfall: Light at about 62 mm.
  • Visit: Perfect for exploring the Princess Grace Rose Garden.


  • Warm and lively: Day at 18°C (64°F), night at 13°C (55°F).
  • Rainfall: Minimal, making it ideal for the Monaco Grand Prix.
  • Cultural events: Attend the Monaco Grand Prix and the Cannes Film Festival nearby.


  • Peak of luxury events: Day at 22°C (72°F), night at 17°C (63°F).
  • Sea temperature: Comfortable at 20°C (68°F).
  • Outdoor concerts and yacht shows are popular this month.
The hourly reported temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight. (c)


  • Hot and bustling: Day at 25°C (77°F), night at 20°C (68°F).
  • Minimal rainfall: Sunbathing and water sports are ideal.
  • Activities: Spend days on luxury yachts or enjoying high-end shopping.


  • Peak summer: Day at 26°C (79°F), night at 21°C (70°F).
  • Sea temperature: Warmest at 24°C (75°F).
  • Beach clubs: Perfect time for beach club events and night parties.


  • Beginning of autumn: Day at 23°C (73°F), night at 18°C (64°F).
  • Events: Enjoy the Monaco Yacht Show with a bit cooler but pleasant weather.
  • Sea still warm: Ideal for last-minute swims.
Monaco (c)Patrick Sarbach


  • Cooling down: Day at 19°C (66°F), night at 14°C (57°F).
  • Rainfall: Starts to increase, with around 108 mm.
  • Cultural visits: Good month for quieter museum visits and enjoying local cuisine without the crowds.


  • Quieter and cooler: Day at 15°C (59°F), night at 10°C (50°F).
  • Rainy days increase: A time to enjoy Monaco’s indoor luxury, like spas and casinos.


  • Mild winter: Day at 12°C (54°F), night at 7°C (45°F).
  • Christmas markets: Experience Monaco’s festive decorations and markets.

Monaco offers a unique blend of luxury, culture, and exclusive events throughout the year, making any visit a memorable experience. The best times to visit depend largely on personal interests, whether it’s for bustling events in the summer or quieter, cultured visits in the off-season. Each season in Monaco presents a unique charm, enhancing its reputation as a year-round destination.

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