When is the best time to go to the Croatian Islands?

When is the best time to go to the Croatian Islands? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • On the Croatian Islands, the weather is good everywhere in May, June, July, August, September and October
  • The best months to go to Hvar island are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, the warmest months in Hvar island are July and August, and the coldest months are January and February
  • November is the wettest month in this city
  • The cities with the best climate are Hvar island, Brač, Korčula Island, Mljet, Vis island, Biševo island, Čiovo island, Drvenik Veliki island, Dugi Otok island and Iž island, with good weather at least 8 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Hvar island are June, July, August and September

Where and when to go based on the weather?

Central of Croatian islands
Hvar island, Pag island, Brač...

June, July and August
74°F to 86°F°C
1 to 7 days
74°F to 77°F
April, May, September, October and November
52°F to 77°F°C
3 to 10 days
58°F to 76°F
50°F to 58°F°C
5 to 7 days
54°F to 59°F
January, February and December
41°F to 56°F°C
6 to 9 days
52°F to 63°F

North of Croatian islands
Krk island, Cres island, Rab...

June and August
74°F to 81°F°C
3 to 6 days
72°F to 79°F
April, May, July, September and October
58°F to 81°F°C
5 to 10 days
58°F to 77°F
March, November and December
43°F to 61°F°C
6 to 10 days
54°F to 65°F
January and February
40°F to 52°F°C
7 to 8 days
52°F to 56°F

South of Croatian islands
Korčula Island, Mljet, Lastovo island...

July and August
81°F to 86°F°C
2 to 3 days
77°F to 79°F
April, May, June, September, October and November
63°F to 77°F°C
4 to 9 days
61°F to 77°F
March and December
54°F to 58°F°C
7 to 8 days
59°F to 61°F
January and February
52°F to 54°F°C
8 to 9 days
58°F to 59°F

Best time to travel to Croatian islands by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall on the Croatian Islands

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Croatian islands and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Hvar island, Krk island, Pag island, Brač and Cres island, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons on the Croatian Islands

Find out when Croatian islands has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons on the Croatian Islands

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December. The number of visitors to Croatian islands is high in: June, July, August and September.

  • Very low season on the Croatian Islands: January, February, March, April and December.
  • Low season on the Croatian Islands: May, October and November.
  • High season on the Croatian Islands: June, July and September.
  • Peak season on the Croatian Islands: August.

Figure: Visitor index for Croatian islands month by month

Where to go on the Croatian Islands?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Hvar island50°F52°F56°F61°F67°F76°F81°F81°F76°F67°F61°F54°F
Krk island40°F41°F49°F58°F65°F74°F77°F77°F70°F61°F52°F43°F
Pag island41°F41°F50°F58°F65°F74°F79°F81°F70°F61°F52°F43°F
Cres island52°F52°F56°F61°F67°F76°F81°F81°F76°F68°F61°F56°F
Korčula Island54°F54°F58°F63°F68°F76°F81°F83°F77°F68°F63°F56°F
Vis island52°F54°F58°F61°F68°F76°F81°F83°F76°F68°F63°F56°F
Biševo island52°F54°F58°F61°F68°F76°F81°F83°F76°F68°F63°F56°F
Čiovo island50°F52°F58°F63°F70°F79°F85°F86°F77°F68°F61°F54°F
Drvenik Veliki island50°F52°F58°F63°F70°F79°F85°F86°F77°F68°F61°F54°F
Dugi Otok island50°F50°F56°F63°F70°F77°F83°F85°F77°F68°F61°F52°F
Ilovik island52°F52°F56°F61°F67°F76°F81°F81°F76°F68°F61°F56°F
Iž island50°F50°F56°F63°F70°F77°F83°F85°F77°F68°F61°F52°F
Kaprije island50°F52°F58°F63°F70°F79°F85°F86°F77°F68°F61°F52°F
Koločep island52°F54°F58°F63°F70°F77°F85°F86°F77°F70°F63°F54°F
Kornati island50°F50°F56°F63°F70°F77°F83°F85°F77°F68°F61°F52°F
Krapanj island50°F52°F58°F63°F70°F79°F85°F86°F77°F68°F61°F52°F
Lastovo island54°F54°F58°F63°F68°F76°F81°F83°F77°F68°F63°F56°F
Lopud island52°F54°F58°F63°F70°F77°F85°F86°F77°F70°F63°F54°F


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Is this weather information for Croatian islands reliable?

Climate data for Croatian islands has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Croatian islands allows us to determine the average for each month in Hvar island, Krk island, Pag island, Brač, Cres island, Korčula Island, Mljet, Vis island, and 33 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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