Summer is almost at the end if you decide to visit Split in October! Although the memory of the hot summer may seem far away, October can give you pleasant surprises.
Visiting Split in this officially autumn month, can be surprisingly enjoyable. The weather is still sunny and hot, but not too hot, there are still many tourists, but far away from the summer crowds (July and August).
October covers so called 'low season'. The weather in October can sometimes be unpredictable but still you can expect pleasant sunny days ideal for swimming and sunbathing. Sometimes it can be cooler but mild enough for all outdoors activities.
According to official weather forecasts, the average high temperature in October is around 20.0 °C (68 °F) with average nine rainy days.
October boasts of 197 sunshine hours but if you plan to visit Hvar Island and Dubrovnik, you can expect even more sunshine hours in this period.
If you want my advice than focus on the first three weeks if possible as the latter period can be influenced by a low pressure with more rainy days.
Weather in Split in October sometimes can be influenced by phenomenon, known as Indian summer. Indian summer usually occurs in October (in any part of the month), with temperatures above average for October.
Although this phenomenon is rather rare, if this happen like last time in 2013 when the temperature reached almost 30 degree C (86 F), you'll get hot summer like in August.
Honestly I must say Split is in lack of important cultural events like those in July and August, but still there are a lot of things to do and see.
Split in this month is certainly more pleasant to explore, when the narrow Diocletian Palace’s streets are less crowded for leisurely walk around the old city.
If you want to know more about Split 1700 long history, don't worry; all museums and top city galleries are open.
For cruising lovers in Split in October, you can still find same interesting cruising tours around Split islands including Dubrovnik. You can find some interesting low cost cruising starting from € 370 per person for 7 days, departing on October 7th and 14th. Check here for all info !
Although in October the ferry connections are changing to the winter schedule, there is still a good chance to take part in many harvests on Brac and Hvar islands. Here you can check some off season programs on Hvar island.
Ferries are less frequent but the most important ferries to Hvar and Brac island have enough daily departures during the lower 2017 season:
Visiting Split in October can be a real deal for vacations as hotel prices in October can be lowered up to 50%. Some smaller private hotels will be closed, as well the camping sites.