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Best time to visit Croatia

Croatia’s coast and islands enjoy hot, dry, sunny summers and mild, moderately wet winters. The summer months are an ideal time to head to Croatia for a sailing holiday, with blissfully hot days – perfect for taking in the sights at each port of call, and ideal water temperatures for swimming, snorkelling and trying out some fun water sports.

The weather chart shows the average daily min and max temperatures in Celsuis and the average monthly precipitation.

Croatia Seasons

The peak summer months of July and August attract the most visitors with blissfully hot days and ideal water temperatures for swimming. May and September are great months to visit with a pleasant climate and sunny skies, though fewer crowds. The seas are still relatively warm so swimming is still an option. Winters are much cooler and wetter though still pleasant enough.

The interior of the country experiences a more extreme version of the coast’s climate with cold winters and sweltering hot summers. Snow is likely during the winter months and the peak summer months of July and August often reach the mid 30s. The milder day time temperatures of May and June make it a great time for outdoor activities in Croatia. Our cruises operate during the Croatian summer, when temperatures are generally high (particularly from June through September), so pack sunscreen and a hat, as the sun can be strong.

Croatia Climate | Zagreb


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp Min °C-2038121416161383-1
Temp Max °C36111621242625211594
Rainfall (mm)5346586484102869181678464

Croatia Climate | Dubrovnik


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp Min °C66811141821211814108
Temp Max °C121314172125292825211714
Rainfall (mm)13912510410475482638101162198178