Best Time to Sail in Croatia
With beautiful weather throughout the summer months, is there a best time to visit when planning your vacation in Croatia? One of the world’s most popular cruising destinations, the sailing season in Croatia runs from April through mid-October when the weather is generally best. During this time there are some months that are better than others, depending on the type of trip you’re looking for.
There’s a best time for everyone for cruises in Croatia, with the shoulder season of April through to around mid-June, as well as late September and October bringing fewer crowds and opportunities to be surrounded by nothing but the endless blue of the sea and the Dalmatian islands. Other periods bring perfect winds for sailing under the warmth of the sun, while others are ideal for swimming and sunbathing.
Breaking it down into pre-, high, and post-season for cruises in Croatia:
- April and May are considered pre-sailing season, with steady winds, a chilly sea, and long days.
- The summer months of June, July and August are the peak season for sailing trips when it’s quite warm on land and at sea, with the water very pleasant for swimming, while winds are low.
- September and October, the low season for visiting Croatia for sailing trips, bring shorter days but the sea is still warm from those higher summer temperatures, and winds are steady.