Croatia, Croatia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Croatia, Croatia? If you're planning to go to Croatia, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Croatia, Croatia

Based on the climate and weather in Croatia, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Croatia, Croatia by month

January

January in Croatia is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 10 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain sometimes.

It also snows 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Cold weather footwear
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat

February

February in Croatia can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain once in a while.

It also snows about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof boots
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment

March

March for Croatia is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time and snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear

April

April in Croatia is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

May

If you go to Croatia in May, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans

June

Traveling to Croatia in June, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants

July

If you vacation in Croatia during July, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally around 50 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

August for Croatia is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

September

Traveling to Croatia in September, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

October

In October, Croatia can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Croatia, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear

November

In November, Croatia is cold. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Croatia, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof footwear

December

If you vacation in Croatia during December, you are likely to find that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly and snow occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Croatia, Croatia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Croatia, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Croatia

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