Croatia Weather - Best time to visit Croatia

Weather in Croatia

Holidays to Croatia offer historic towns and cities, an interesting culture and spectacular beaches. Wander through the charming, narrow streets or enjoy a refreshing cocktail in the harbour, there’s lots of things to do in Croatia. The weather in Croatia is pleasant, particularly in the summer months, meaning there’s plenty of opportunity to get out and explore.

Croatia weather by month

Weather in Croatia can vary depending where you are in the country. The coastal region experiences a mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wetter winters. Inland the climate is more continental, experiencing hot summers and cooler winters with some rain and occasional snowfall. Here’s our month-by-month guide to the average weather and climate in Croatia.

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Frequently asked questions

Best time to visit Croatia?

The best time to visit depends on what you want to get out of your luxury holiday in Croatia. Spring and autumn are ideal if you’re looking to explore the sights without the crowds. If you’re looking for some relaxation on the beach, then the summer months are the perfect choice for your next holiday to Croatia. 

Best time for beaches in Croatia?

The best time for beach activities in Croatia is during the summer months of June to August. In this season the weather is warm, and the higher sea temperatures make it the perfect time for swimming and water activities.

Best time for sightseeing in Croatia?

Late spring (May and early June) and early autumn (September and October) are ideal for sightseeing. The weather is still pleasant, and the tourist crowds tend to be smaller, allowing for a more relaxed and enjoyable exploration of Croatia’s many cultural and historical sites.

Is Croatia hot all year round?

Croatia experiences hot summers, though the weather tends to be wetter and milder in the winter months. The inland areas in particular can see cooler temperatures and occasional snow, so it’s a good idea to pack some winter clothing if visiting during winter. 

Does it rain in Croatia?

Yes, Croatia experiences rainfall, especially during the transitional seasons of spring and autumn. Inland, the summers tend to be drier while the coastal areas can see occasional downpours. The driest time of year is July and August, with an average rainfall of 37mm. The wettest months are January and February with an average 187mm of rain. 

Does it snow in Croatia?

Yes, it does snow in Croatia, particularly in the inland and mountainous regions during the winter months. Coastal areas generally experience milder winters with little to no snow.

Best time for quieter holidays in Croatia?

For a quieter holiday experience with fewer crowds, consider visiting Croatia during the seasons of late spring (May and early June) or early autumn (September and October). During these times, the weather is still pleasant, and popular tourist destinations are less crowded.

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Add a touch of luxury with Sovereign

Are you ready to start planning your luxury Croatia getaway? Take a look at our luxury hotels in Croatia below. 

Hotel Monte Mulini, Rovinj
  • Admire the picturesque Lone bay and sea
  • The beach is right in the front of the hotel
  • Exceptional rooms with a boutique feel
  • The spa is a sanctuary for rejuvenation
Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel, Hvar
  • An excellent spa offering massages, facials and manicures
  • A rooftop swimming pool with views of the harbour, hills and town
  • A choice of gourmet dining options
Sun Gardens, Dubrovnik
  • Right on the beach overlooking the sparkling Adriatic Sea
  • Ideal for families, with three swimming pools and a choice of kids clubs for ages 3-17
  • Deluxe rooms and elegant residences within a Mediterranean village style
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