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Best Time to Visit Croatia

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When planning a trip anywhere, we always consider what the weather is going to be like because we need to know what to pack beforehand and what to wear when we are at our destination. In the case of Croatia, the climate can vary and therefore there are a few things to consider when deciding when the best time to visit Croatia is for you.

On your Croatia vacation, the climate needs to be broken down into the Adriatic coast and the inland regions.

Coastal Croatia

Coastal Croatia has warm to hot summers and mild winters. The best time to visit Croatia is in May and June or September and October when the weather is pleasant and sunny. This makes it ideal for swimming and sunbathing. It is also less crowded at these times than in the summer months of July and August which are high season and can be very hot, especially in the afternoon. It is also a time when locals take their vacations. From October to March, the coast can be very quiet and a number of hotels and tourist attractions could be closed. However, the mild winters are good for sightseeing in the historic centres of Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar. Swimming should be in order from mid to late May. The rainiest month is December.

Inland Croatia

It is probably best to avoid the winter inland as it can be cold and snow can be experienced, especially on high ground with average daily temperatures around the freezing Mark. Spring is an excellent time to go cycling, hiking or touring on a Croatia vacation. The rainiest month is August.  

Average Temperatures.







Zagreb 3 C/37 F 15 C/59 F 23 C/73 F 27 C/81 F 15 C/59 F
Split 11 C/52 F 17 C/63 F 26 C/79 F 29 C/84 F 21 C/70 F
Dubrovnik 12 C/54 F 17 C/63 F 25 C/77 F 28 C/82 F 21 C/70 F
Opatija 9 C/48 F 18 C/64 F 21 C/81 F 29 C/84 F 19 C/66 F

NOTE – All quoted temperatures are daytime average highs unless otherwise stated and can vary.

Croatia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Croatia.

Learn about the history and culture of Croatia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Croatia's nature and wildlifeweather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Croatia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Croatia tours today!

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