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Best time to visit Croatia

Our verdict

The best time to visit Croatia is April-May

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Croatia such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, April-May is the best time of year to go.

Summer temperatures in Zagreb, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia, can reach a maximum of 30℃ (87℉). The temperature at night in the winter can drop to as low as -8℃ (17℉), although this can differ at other destinations across Croatia depending on the geography.

The days are longest in Croatia in August, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. May sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in January instead.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Croatia. We’ll show you climate data for loads of the top destinations, and much more. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

August

Croatia seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Croatia is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Croatia

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
DubrovnikApril-May
9℃
6℃
10℃
6℃
13℃
8℃
16℃
11℃
20℃
14℃
24℃
18℃
27℃
21℃
28℃
22℃
23℃
18℃
19℃
15℃
15℃
12℃
11℃
7℃
HvarApril
11℃
8℃
11℃
8℃
13℃
10℃
16℃
13℃
19℃
16℃
24℃
21℃
27℃
23℃
27℃
24℃
24℃
21℃
19℃
17℃
16℃
14℃
12℃
10℃
PulaApril-June
9℃
6℃
9℃
6℃
12℃
9℃
16℃
12℃
19℃
15℃
24℃
20℃
27℃
22℃
27℃
23℃
23℃
19℃
18℃
15℃
14℃
12℃
11℃
8℃
RovinjApril
8℃
6℃
9℃
6℃
12℃
8℃
16℃
12℃
19℃
15℃
24℃
20℃
26℃
22℃
27℃
23℃
23℃
19℃
18℃
15℃
14℃
11℃
10℃
7℃
SplitJune-July
9℃
5℃
10℃
5℃
13℃
8℃
16℃
11℃
20℃
14℃
25℃
18℃
28℃
21℃
28℃
21℃
24℃
18℃
19℃
14℃
15℃
11℃
11℃
6℃
ZagrebApril-May
3℃
-2℃
5℃
-1℃
11℃
3℃
17℃
7℃
20℃
9℃
25℃
13℃
27℃
15℃
28℃
15℃
21℃
11℃
16℃
7℃
11℃
4℃
5℃
-0℃
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Top FAQs

Croatia is in Europe.
The warmest month of the year in Zagreb, one of the most popular places to visit in Croatia, is July.
The driest month of the year in Zagreb, Croatia, is usually around January each year.

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