Croatia is quickly becoming one of the most popular European travel destinations and it isn’t hard to see why. Benefitting from a beautiful climate, unrivalled natural beauty and a fascinating history, the country has a lot to offer tourists of all ages. It’s affordable too. So, if you’re looking for a budget-friendly holiday, Croatia is definitely a destination to consider.
The question is, when’s the right time to travel to Croatia? If you’re looking to book the perfect getaway to this sunny, rich travel destination, below you’ll discover the best time to go.
Best time to go to beat the crowds
Croatia is starting to become a really popular tourist destination. Therefore, during the summer, it’s going to get pretty crowded!
If you’re looking for a more chilled out Croatia getaway, it’s worth knowing which months offer the fewest number of tourists. If you’re looking to beat the crowds, Croatia’s low season typically runs from October through to April. This means, not only is it guaranteed to be quieter, but it’s also going to offer much cheaper prices too.
There’s a couple of things to consider when travelling to Croatia during this time. The first is that it can get quite cold and the second is that if you head to the coast, very few beaches will actually be open. So, if you are thinking of travelling during low season, you’ll have a better time travelling to Croatia’s inland destinations.
You’ll particularly find the luxury hotels and spas worth a visit during this time. You can get totally pampered from head to toe at a fraction of the cost as you would in peak travel times.
The summer months
The summer months of June, July and August are unsurprisingly the most popular in Croatia. It’s when the weather is at its hottest and the summer holidays allow for families to enjoy all the destination has to offer. If you’re looking to enjoy a beach getaway, peak season does tend to be the best time to visit.
You’ll also find a lot going on in Croatia during the summer months, including spectacular music festivals. Just be aware that the prices are going to be at their highest during this period. and the beaches will get pretty crowded.
The shoulder season
Croatia’s shoulder season is basically the time between its peak and low seasons. This includes the months of May and September. For many, this is considered one of the best times to visit Croatia. As the weather is still really pleasant, yet there are much fewer tourists than in the summer months.
The slightly cooler days also make these months ideal for those looking to enjoy more of an adventure holiday. It’s definitely nicer hiking in cooler weather than it is in the sweltering hot summer sun.
Deciding which time of year to visit Croatia can be tricky. However, it helps to consider what you’re hoping to experience on your holiday and how busy you’d prefer it to be. Browse our range of Croatia holidays today.