Want to visit Croatia sometime in the last half of 2010...when is the best time to go weather wise and what are the must see places?
I will be in europe so thinking about heading to Croatia for a week or two sometime within the next 6 months. I dont know anything about the country and am wondering what the best time would be to go to get nice weather and avoid the peak tourist season. What are the not to be missed places?
Croatia is obviously more visited during summer. If you do not want to be present during the peak season, then no worries, you can come any time after August, and will be able to enjoy in the nature.
September is still ok for the beaches, but in October is usually cold.
There are many places to see and to stay in Croatia. I definitely suggest you to spend some time in the Istrian Region, since it is as pictoresc as Tuscany in Italy. You will enjoy good food, and brilliant nature. People here are very friendly and I am sure you will be making contacts and have the opportunity to feel "as at home".
Cities in Istria I would suggest you to go are: Rovinj, Pula, Motovun, Groznjan. Maybe to reach all of them I suggest you to stay in Porec, that is in the nearest contact with all those cities.
After Istria, you can go down to Dalmatia region, see all the islands, and National Parks. Not to miss out: Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik and of course the Islands themselves!
Hope you will have fun, if you need any help and tips for accomodations or bus timetables.. We are here!
Enjoy your stay! about 10 years ago
I was there in early September and the weather was still warm but not stifling. It was starting to get a bit quieter with tourists and everywhere we went there were no issues with finding a hotel room, ample seating in restaurants and the roads/parks were not crowded at all.
I loved Dubrovnik, Trogir and the island of Korcula was also lovely. I traveled by motorbike to Mostar, so I didn't see the northern part of Croatia. Mostar was gorgeous; a very different feel from the rest of the area. I noticed there were day trip bus trips to Mostar from Dubrovnik, but I would do at least a night. Herceg Novi and Kotor in Montenegro are gorgeous medieval towns nestled on the water against the rugged and dramatic mountains that abut the coast. be warned-it's Euros on Montenegro!
I went to Split by ferry from Korcula, and only spent a day there in the center and exploring the market, so I can't say if it is worth a few days or not.
I spied this site:http://www.croatia-map.net/. It has an interesting map and points of interest overlay.
Have fun about 10 years ago