Have you ever imagined that visiting Croatia in spring, can be a perfect time of year to visit some top Croatia destinations, when the days are longer, everything starts blooming and the nature is waking up.
Most of the tourists don't include this period as a part of their holidays planning. In this period, the school year is in full flow and families with school children, can't plan their holidays before mid June.
The spring according the calendar begins at the end of March and finishes around the end of June but it's difficult to predict what the weather will be.
March and April in Croatia are the best periods to visit ancient towns as Split, Zadar, Pula or Dubrovnik if the swimming and bathing is not the primary reason for your trip.
The air temperature is still rather cool , but it could happen that in these months, specially in April you can enjoy the sample of the summer. May is my favorite month, when I personally open my swimming season.
The spring period is also a perfect for outdoor activities on your own, as organized activity tours will not start before May or June. Daily temperatures go up considerably, particularly in April.
The spring can be a great period to visit one of Croatia's national parks (Plitvice Lake and Krka River). For visitors planning islands hoping, this period is rather lethargic and they can find a difficulty in finding appropriate ferry timetable schedule as Jadrolinja (ferry company) is still on winter ferry timetable.
You cannot go wrong if you chose spring in Croatia. The difference between these spring months are more evident in number of sunshine hours, in March 186.8 (more than 7 days) while April is sunnier with 217.2 hours ( more than 9 days).
In May it's not quite a beach weather as the sea temperature is still rather brisk but the sun is already warm to begin your summer tan. (average temperature is 22.5° C (72.5° F) with 273 sunshine hours).
June is another peaceful month. The days are getting longer and each day is warmer and warmer. June is ready for the upcoming summer season. The average monthly sunshine hours are 307.
If you are interested in daily sea water temperature, you can check day by day a real sea temperature in each zone of the Adriatic Sea, city by city.
If you aspect that Croatia is just about the 'sun and sea' in the months of July and August , you will be surprised that Croatia also in a preseason period (low season) can offer a lot of events of various range of interests from business, culture, gastronomic, music or sport.