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When Is The Best Time To Visit Split, Croatia?

Updated: Apr 22

Best Time to visit Split Croatia

Let's Talk about The best time to Visit Split, Croatia

As comes with planning any holiday, it is important to know what time of year is the best time to visit the destination of your choice. Split is known for its historic Old Town and its breathtaking coastline and it’s necessary to know when is the best time of year to visit and find what you’re looking for.

Seasonally, Split has a wide range to offer.

Summer (June-August)

This is when the city comes alive with festivals, outdoor events, and vibrant nightlife. With temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius, this is very much the peak of the season. During this time it is important to make plans and arrangements in advance as you don’t want to miss out on some of the amazing experiences Split and the nearby destinations have to offer.

Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November)

Temperatures on either side of summer tend to drop drastically to a more comfortable level for most. With fewer tourists and generally lower prices many people choose this (especially May and September) as the most ideal times to give Split a visit. Outdoor activities are much more accessible, budgets are easier to keep to all with less of that summer crowd to zigzag through daily. Beaches also are more spacious and only a select few can brave the slightly colder Adriatic Sea!

Is Split worth travelling to during the winter? (December-February)

It is difficult to explain and compare the contrasts between the summer and winter seasons in Split. It is somewhat stuck between two all-year-round popular destinations. Up north in Zagreb, they have some of the largest Christmas Markets in Europe, whereas down south in Dubrovnik tourists often visit to see the filming location of the Game of Thrones series.

The nightlife scene changes from international back to a very Balkan and local scene and many restaurants and cafes, especially in the centre, significantly reduce their hours or even close after Christmas. Escaping the cold Bura (wind) somewhere cozy is a little more scarce but also much more affordable.

Split and surrounding towns very much rely on a busy tourist season to survive. However, with an ever-growing expat community and more inbound flights, the future of tourism in Split is continuously expanding into months that were once quiet.


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