What To Do In Croatia In Spring

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.

What is the weather like in Croatia in spring?

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.

Luckily this year Jadrolinija  has already programed ferry schedule for 2016 for all local and international lines.

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.

The average air temperature in Pula (Istria region)
The average air temperature in Split (Central Dalmatia)
The average air temperature In Dubrovnik (South Dalmatia)

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.

A good reason to be in Croatia in spring

All important events in Croatia in Spring

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.

Spring Break Croatia #1 in Europe - Beach party

  • Where - Novalja, Zrce Beach, Island of Pag - Find Pag island on the map!
  • When - June 1 to June 5 and June 15 to  – June 19. 2016. Get more information here!
  • Experience the wildest parties, the most beautiful beaches, and the most outrageous resorts, all in one package!
  • Book you accommodation in Novalja in advance!

Days of Asparagus and Cuttlefish
 

  • WhereIstria peninsula in Labin and Rabac villages. Find it on the map?
  • When -  from March 29  to April 30. 2016
  • What's all about?  Almost fourteen restaurants in this area  offer two menus with asparagus and two menus with cuttlefish. Asparagus (called šparuge in the Istria dialect) are known as the queen of Istria forests and the main ingredient of spring menu. If you are nearby, have a try. Good appetite! 

Croatia in Spring - flower festivals

  • Festival of flowers in Split Croatia
  • When - from May 5 to May 10. 2016
  • Where - basements of of the Diocletian's palace.
  • International Gardening Show Flora-art in Zagreb
  • When - May 30 to June 6. 2016
  • Where - at Bundek lake in Zagreb

Historic cultural events

  • Medieval festival in Trogir
  • When - from the 29th of April until 1st of May 2016
  • Where - in the castle of Kamerlengo. Read more here!

Croatia in Spring Wine and Gourmet festivals

  • Wine festival in Dubrovnik
  • When - From April 25 to May 01, 2016
  • Where - numerous Dubrovnik-based restaurants, hotels and wine bars will participate in 'Dubrovnik Wine Week'. If you want to know more, read here!
  • Trogir town event 'Hand' (Heritage, Art-crafts, Nature, Domestic)
  • When - from May 26 May to May 29. 2016
  • What's about - The event contains several segments: from presenting arts and crafts, traditional crafts, local cuisine and drinks at the fair to the entertainment program from folk customs and traditional dances and music.
  • Where - all around old Trogir streets

Cest is d'best - international street festival

  • Where - Zagreb
  • When - May 26 to Jun 5, 2016
  • What's about - the street festival in Zagreb, established in 1997 and through years it developed an international character.

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