Croatia, nestled at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, is a land of stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. The jewel of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik, entices visitors with its medieval walls and red-roofed buildings. Stroll through the labyrinthine streets of the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and marvel at the city’s historical treasures. Along the sun-kissed Dalmatian Coast, picturesque towns like Split beckon with their ancient Roman architecture, including the magnificent Diocletian’s Palace, a testament to Croatia’s fascinating past.

Inland, the capital city of Zagreb offers a different perspective with its Austro-Hungarian architecture, vibrant street art, and bustling markets. The city’s museums, galleries, and parks provide a perfect blend of culture and relaxation.

Croatia’s allure extends to its islands, each with its unique charm. From the serene beauty of Hvar, known for its lavender fields and historic architecture, to the unspoiled nature of Korčula, where vineyards meet dense forests, the islands offer a peaceful escape. The cascading waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, showcase Croatia’s natural wonders, enticing nature enthusiasts and hikers.

Please note that the estimated temperature, rainfall and recommended months of when to go are based on Dubrovnik’s weather patterns

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  • Pakleni island cruising, Croatia

  • Aerial view of the Dalmatian town of Korcula, Croatia

  • Zlatni Rat, Hvar island, Croatia

  • Dubrovnik Old Town view

  • Enjoying the views of the scenic Adriatic coast in Trsteno, near Dubrovnik

  • Village and bay on the Adriatic, near Split

  • Diocletians Palace section of Old Town Split

  • Swimmers off a rocky beach on Lokrum Island near Dubrovnik

  • Famous narrow alleys of Dubrovnik

  • Hvar island harbour boats

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 12℃
  • 13℃
  • 14℃
  • 17℃
  • 21℃
  • 25℃
  • 29℃
  • 28℃
  • 25℃
  • 21℃
  • 17℃
  • 14℃
  • 13
  • 13
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 6
  • 4
  • 3
  • 7
  • 11
  • 16
  • 15

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.













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