With several charming towns on the Mediterranean Sea, such as Trogir and Dubrovnik, breathtaking national parks like the Krka National Park, and a rich culture to explore, a trip to Croatia has activities to offer for all travelers. The best time to visit Croatia is during the shoulder season, in May and June, when temperatures are warm but prices are not. Croatia in May is perfect for those eager to take part in local festivities, while Croatia in June is ideal for water activities without massive crowds of tourists. Summers in Croatia are high season and offer a variety of events where tourists can witness local theatrical performances, music, and dances.

Travelers can enjoy great hikes in one of the many country’s national parks in most seasons, while other activities popular in Croatia include skiing on the slopes of Mount Sljeme, just outside of Zagreb, sightseeing ancient ruins, such as the stunning Medvedgrad Castle, or wine-tasting experiences in one of the most famous wine regions in the country, Istria.

If you’re now wondering how many days to spend in Croatia, we've got you covered! Make sure to budget at least 10 days if you want to truly get the chance to see the beauties this country has to offer without rushing. If you have more questions about your upcoming Croatia trip, read our Croatia travel guide to find all your answers.

Top Destinations in Croatia

Discover the highlights of Croatia.

Explore the city of Dubrovnik

Explore the city of Dubrovnik

Facing the Mediterranean Sea, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Dubrovnik is one of the most charming towns in Croatia. Have a stroll on the city’s ancient protective walls, see the town from above by taking a ride on the cable car, and visit stunning buildings, such as Fort Lovrijenac. View Tours

Relax on the beaches at Split

Relax on the beaches at Split

Head to Radisson Beach to enjoy water sports such as surfing or marvel at the turquoise sea colors of Jezinac Sea and try out some snorkeling. If you’re looking for a relaxed beach day, head to Bacvice Beach where you can rent a sunbed while enjoying a colorful cocktail. View Tours

Learn about history in Zagreb

Learn about history in Zagreb

Head to the vibrant capital of Croatia, Zagreb. The city is filled with historical delights. Explore the historic Upper Town, adorned with medieval architecture and charming cobblestone streets. Discover the 900-year history of the city at the Zagreb City Museum. View Tours

Croatia at a Glance

Quick facts about Croatia.

CAPITAL CITY

Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and is located in the heart of the country. Here you will find unique museums such as the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum and the Museum of Broken Relationships. This city is home to the world’s shortest funicular and is renowned for its stunning cathedral.

SIZE

56,594 km². The bus system in Croatia is quite extensive and affordable. Ferries also connect the coastal areas with the many islands in the country. Trains can be a good option if you need to travel from one side of the country to the other, but they tend to be quite slow.

COUNTRY CODE

+385. Add an area code after this for specific cities such as 20 for Dubrovnik.

CURRENCY

Croatians use Euros. ATMs are available in all cities and tourist locations. Fees may apply depending on your bank provider.

MAIN AIRPORT

Zagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport (ZAG) is the main airport in the country, serving international and domestic flights. It is located about 14 kilometers southeast of Zagreb’s center. CODE: ZAG CLOSEST CITY: Zagreb

VISAS

EU passport holders won’t need a visa to access the country, together with roughly 60 other countries that can stay in Croatia for a period of 90 days. About 150 nationalities from all over the world will require a Schengen visa to enter. Make sure to visit your nearest embassy or online for info before your trip.

LANGUAGE

The vast majority of the people in Croatia speak Croatian, with some minorities speaking Serbian, Italian, Bosnian, Hungarian, and Albanian. People living in the capital and other main tourist sites tend to know English.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

Call the 112 for all emergencies. More specifically, you can dial 112-192 to contact the police, 112-193 for the fire brigade, and 112-194 for an ambulance.

WHAT'S UNIQUE

Croatia enjoys over 2700 hours of sunshine a year! Croatia still celebrates a variety of ancient events such as the Sinjska Alka, an equestrian competition in which participants need to hit a target while galloping on a horse at full speed.

When to visit Croatia

Read the below travel guides to find the best time to visit Croatia.

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How long to stay in Croatia

Read about the ideal duration to stay in Croatia.

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Sustainable travel — How to travel through Croatia responsibly

In line with Bookmundi’s vision, we wish to provide our travelers with a sustainable travel experience through Croatia. As part of this effort, we carbon offset any Croatia tour that you purchase through us. You can read more details about our carbon offsetting efforts.

Here’s what you can do to travel Croatia more responsibly:

  • Carbon offset your transport to Croatia by donating money to Compensating by Planting. This local organization has already reforested 8 municipalities in Croatia by planting over 100,000 trees.
  • Donating money to a local organization is a great way to help the locals protect their ecosystems. For instance, you can consider the idea of donating some money to Green Action. This is a Croatian organization founded in 1990 and is active in a variety of campaigns on topics related to biodiversity, climate change, waste, and more.

Croatia travel tips and insights

  • Carrying cash at all times is a must, whether for tipping or buying souvenirs, as these services often don’t accept card payments.
  • A 10–15% tip is often required for personnel working in the tourism industry, such as waiters and boat crew members.
  • Roads in Croatia are stunning but can be quite dangerous due to their twisty curves and ancient pavements. Drive carefully!
  • Learning a few words in Croatian will help you communicate in small villages and other areas where tourists are rarely seen.

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