Weather in Croatia in October

Wandering when is the best time of the year to travel to Croatia? Without further ado let us tell you that weather in Croatia in October is perfect! That is the time of the year when the crowds are gone and the temperatures become pleasant. Furthermore, especially in the second half of October, the rates of the accommodations get lower and you can easily afford a hotel of higher category and better location. In other words: in October you get more for your money.

Trust us, we are a local agency specialised in tailor-made tours all over the Balkans, therefore we know all the secrets and travel hacks. Weather in Croatia in October is just perfect for exploring its historical coastal towns, such are Dubrovnik, Split or Zadar. Check our pre-prepared week-long itinerary and visit Croatia on a tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik (or vice versa). Remember, the trip can be further adjusted to your wishes.


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Let’s have a more detailed look at weather in Croatia in October compared to summer:

July in Dubrovnik October in Dubrovnik
maximum temperature 28°C (82°F) 21°C (70°F)
average temperature 25°C (77°F) 17°C (63°F)
minimum temperature 22°C (72°F) 12°C (54°F)
Cloudcover 9% 25%


As you can see in the table above, the temperatures in October are significantly lower than in the summer which makes strolling the old streets of Dubrovnik more pleasant. Not to mention the absence of the crowds! You can actually enjoy the walk along the famous walls of Dubrovnik without having to avoid other tourists all the time! Don’t be afraid you will miss out on something, as all of the attractions are still open at least until the end of October and so are the restaurants.

Those who travel to Croatia for its beautiful beaches and summertime fun, will of course prefer the months of June, July, August or even September, but if you are vising this Mediterranean country mostly for its cultural sights, October should be your preferred option. Thanks to its mild climate, the region of Dalmatia is popular throughout the year. Yes, it’s true you might get a bit wet, but the chances of rain on the Adriatic coast are significantly lower than in the hinterland.

Another advantage of vising Croatia in autumn, especial in the late October, is the picturesque scenery created by colourful trees. One of the best places to admire them is defiantly the Plitvice Lakes National Park*, which gets a totally different image worth seeing in person.

Weather in Croatia in October


The popular week-long Adriatic cruises that allow you to visit all the most important Dalmatian islands on a small ship can also be booked for autumn. Some of the routs offer departures in the first two weekends of October and the rates are significantly lower than in September. As you can see, October sea temperatures are still pretty high and even allow you to take a swim. Contact us at for more information on Adriatic cruises.

Sea temperature in October in Hvar
max tem.: 22.8°C / 70.9°F
ave tem.: 20.1°C / 68.2°F
min tem: 17.5°C / 65.6°F

Speaking of the island of Hvar – did you know it holds the record in having the highest number of sunny days in the country? It gets an average 2,674 hours of sunshine per year – October included! Besides it is also one of the most beautiful Croatian islands, so the overall experience should be very rewarding. Its rich culture and the beauty of its natural environment along with the amazing Mediterranean gastronomy will make you want to expand your stay until November.


The weather in Croatia in October is great for sightseeing


Did we convince you that the weather in Croatia in October is great for cultural tours? Get in touch with our friendly agents who will be happy to give you further advice. Ekorna Travel Agency is specialised in tailor-made tours to Croatia, Slovenia and other Balkan countries. Our goal is to offer unique experiences on well organised, yet flexible and completely personalised tours. In addition we also offer group tours escorted by a professional guide in various languages.

Well, if you don’t have time to travel in October, you are of course welcome to visit any other month of the year. Even though the main tourist season in Croatia usually runs from April to October, the capital of Zagreb is also very nice in winter. Did you know that Zagreb was named best European Christmas Market for several years in a row? Why don’t you visit and see it for yourself? In addition you can take a daily excursion to Plitvice National Park which in winter time can also be magical. Don’t worry, cold weather can easily be defeated with worm clothes.

Whether you want to visit Croatia in October or any other month that suits you most – we can are here to prepare a unique experience you will never forget. Trust us, we are the locals and we know all the secrets.


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