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Best time to visit Dubrovnik, Croatia

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The best time to visit Dubrovnik is April-May

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, April-May is the best time to go to Dubrovnik.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 29℃ (85℉) in the middle of the day. The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of 2℃ (36℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Dubrovnik in August, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in Dubrovnik usually falls during the months surrounding November each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Dubrovnik, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

August

Dubrovnik seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Dubrovnik as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Dubrovnik is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

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

Average temperatures in Dubrovnik

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Dubrovnik for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Dubrovnik climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Dubrovnik for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Dubrovnik in January

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 89mm (4") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dubrovnik in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Dubrovnik in February

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 72mm (3") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dubrovnik in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Dubrovnik in March

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 13 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dubrovnik in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Dubrovnik in April

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dubrovnik in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Dubrovnik in May

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dubrovnik in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Dubrovnik in June

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 10 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dubrovnik in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Dubrovnik in July

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 8 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dubrovnik in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Dubrovnik in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 5 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dubrovnik in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Dubrovnik in September

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dubrovnik in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Dubrovnik in October

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 81mm (3") over 11 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dubrovnik in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Dubrovnik in November

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 165mm (6") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dubrovnik in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Dubrovnik in December

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 98mm (4") over 13 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dubrovnik in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Dubrovnik is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 28℃ (82℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Dubrovnik is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Dubrovnik is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Dubrovnik, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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