high season: June to September
low season: January to March
shoulder season: October to December, April to May
Weather InformationCroatia has two climate zones. Much of the country is inland and has a temperate continental climate with a mountainous interior. The south, along the Adriatic coast, has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with many sunny days, dry and hot summers, and mild and humid winters. Inland temperatures average 32 to 36 degrees in January and 66 to 73 degrees in August, while temperatures along the coast average 43 to 52 degrees in January and 70 to 81 degrees in August.
Crowd InformationThere are more crowds during the summertime because the weather is generally warmer and there are more events. Popular events in Croatia include the Karneval in Rijeka (January through February), International Film Festival in Dubrovnik (May), Summer Festival in Dubrovnik (July through August), Split Summer Festival (July through August), Baroque Evenings in Varazdin (September), and World Theater Festival in Zagreb (September).
Closure InformationSites close depending on location. In general, there are only a few restaurants, usually small ones, which close down during the wintertime.
When to SaveThe winter low season is the cheapest time of year to visit, with lower prices and deals available.
When to BookBook at least six months in advance for travel during the summer high season—the sooner you book, the better off you'll be in terms of pricing. The winter low season tends to have more availability and lower prices in general, so booking in advance is not as much of an issue.
Information provided by the Croatian National Tourist Board