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Croatia When to Go depends on several factors when planning for your vacation. The summer months, mainly July and August, offer the most inviting weather. It is during these months that the beaches are the warmest, the water is the most vibrant blue and the city is alive with endless tourist attractions. These are the months when businesses make the most money, because there are so many travelers looking to get the most out of their hard-earned vacations. Understandably, travel during this time is at its peak because the weather is so beautiful and there is so much to do. During the summer months, the average temperatures fall between 70 degrees and 100 degrees, depending on whether you are visiting northern Croatia or the the coastal areas. These temperatures make walking along the beautiful coastal beaches, swimming in the crystal blue waters, or taking a boat adventure around the islands most appealing. However, because it is such a popular time to visit, it can make finding accommodations more difficult, not to mention this is the time when hotels and restaurants raise their rates in order to make up for the slower months. Essentially, if you are planning a trip to Croatia and want to experience the warmest weather and busiest tourist season, advanced planning is a must. Booking your vacation well in advance gives you time to budget for the increased expenses, as well as securing lodging without worry.
Spring and Autumn in Croatia
If you are looking for more than just beaches and coastal temperatures on your vacation to Croatia, the Spring months offer many advantages. Croatia has several beautiful national parks that boast incredible scenery and foliage. Temperatures are still moderately warm, and there are not nearly as many crowds. Because it is an off season, however, advanced planning is also a good idea, as many establishments and popular tourist spots are closed. The waters are still beautiful and the coasts still provide plenty of warmth, it is just a matter of finding where to stay. During these months you can take advantage of lower prices on most everything, including hotels, restaurants and nightlife. This is also true for the autumn months, including September and October. While there may not be as much happening around the cities, there is still plenty to see and do, making for a very pleasant trip.
If you are planning to visit Croatia during the winter months, prepare to be cold! During January, temperatures tend to hover around freezing, unless you are staying near the coast, where temperatures average around 40 degrees. Coastal areas do not see snow generally, but there is plenty of snow in the northern parts. If you like to ski, this could be the perfect time for you to visit the many available ski slopes for beginning to advanced skiers. There are also wonderful museums that make for an unforgettable winter visit.
Whatever time you choose to visit Croatia, make sure to plan ahead. Consult weather reports for whatever time of year you are planning to vacation, and choose activities that are likely to coincide with your visit. Whether you are looking to enjoy the beautiful beaches, historic national parks, or incredible museums, Croatia will never disappoint.
March 31, 2010 change by sleighto