Croatia in June: Weather, Tips & Water Sports

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The high tourist season starts in Croatia in June. The days are long and bright, and the entire country is waiting to be explored. This is also the beginning of summer, and tourists flock to coastal towns like Dubrovnik. Though Dubrovnik is one of the top places to visit in Croatia, you can avoid the peak tourist rush in the first half of June in other parts of Croatia. You can, for instance, visit Split to enjoy its historical monuments, swim in a lake in Krka National Park or trek along the slopes of Mount Ilija.

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Croatia Weather in June

The Adriatic Sea has amazing weather to go for a swim.
The Adriatic Sea has amazing weather to go for a swim.

The overall weather in Croatia in June is warm, and the temperature of the Adriatic Sea is inviting enough to swim in all day long. The weather in the Dalmatian Coast in June is ideal for enjoying the sun, sand and sea. The temperature in Split varies from an average high of 27°C to a low of 19°C. Dubrovnik sees a high of 24°C and a low of 20°C on average. In the capital, Zargeb, the average temperature ranges between 13°C and 25°C. Croatia averages about 15 hours and 20 minutes of daylight in June.

For a seasonal overview, check out our guide on the best time to visit Croatia.

Weather in Croatia in June - Rainfall and Temperatures

MayJunJul
Avg Daily (°C)202327
Avg Nightly (°C)101315
Avg Daily (°F)687481
Avg Nightly (°F)505659
Avg Rainfall (mm)8610472

Why Visit Croatia in June

Participate in Cest is d'Best when you holiday in Croatia in June.
Celebrate music and dancing when you travel to Croatia in June during the Cest is d'Best.
One of the top places to visit in Croatia is Diocletian Palace.
Visit Diocletian Palace during the gorgeous summer weather in Croatia.

Here are some reasons why it is such an attractive destination during this time of year:

  • Festive offerings: Croatia is brimming with art, music, films, theater and cultural events in June. The events and festivals include Animafest Zagreb, which showcases feature films and short films in alternate years; and Cest is d'Best, an international festival that has everything from music and dance to theater and sports. INmusic Festival, a three-day music festival featuring many international performances, also takes place in June. Other events to look out for while visiting Croatia in this month are Sibenik’s International Children's Festival, and Midsummer Scene, Dubrovnik’s theater festival.
  • Island hopping: Croatia’s 2,000-kilometer-long coast has hundreds of islands you can explore. June is an excellent month for island hopping. Top choices include Hvar, Vis and Rab.
  • Water sports: The weather in Croatia in June is just right for sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving and other water sports. Dubrovnik and nearby islands like Hvar and Korcula are ideal for these activities. You can also enjoy water sports along the islands of Kornati National Park. Top destinations for kite and windsurfing include Premantura and Viganj, while the gushing rapids of the Cetina River and Karlovac (a meeting point of rivers) are excellent for rafting and kayaking. Check out our water sports tours in Croatia.

Where to go and what to do

Weather in Croatia is warm so it's a good idea to head to Zagreb.
Explore Zagreb's amazing landmarks during great weather in Croatia.

If you plan to travel to Croatia in June, you will be spoilt for choice. From stunning coastal towns and old palaces to epic treks and cutting-edge museums, there is so much to see and do in Croatia.

June is one of the best months to explore Zagreb. Admire the displays at the city’s archaeological museum, such as a ritual vessel from 2,500 BC and an ancient Etruscan mummy. Join locals at the buzzy Dolac Market in the mornings and shop for fresh produce, such as hams, cheeses and artisanal food products.

Dubrovnik, Croatia’s top-rated destination, overflows with visitors in June, but this beautiful town is much more than the sum of its beaches. Walk around the battlements of the historical city walls for superb views of the town and the sea. These medieval walls have become even more famous after being featured in Game of Thrones. Learn about Dubrovnik’s seafaring history and medieval naval might at the Maritime Museum. See how the area’s aristocracy once lived at the Rector’s Palace, now a museum.

Split’s most famous site is the 4th-century Diocletian Palace, a beautifully-preserved complex and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Feast your eyes on the palace’s ancient Roman architecture. Also, visit the 7th-century St. Duje’s Cathedral, featuring Romanesque sculpture at its finest. Explore Split City Museum, which documents the city’s cultural history through paintings, sculptures and weapons.

Head to the beautiful Krka Monastery when you travel to Croatia.
Visit Krka Monastery which is located in the middle of a lake.

June is also a perfect month to step beyond the towns and cities and explore Croatia’s parks, mountains, lakes and rivers. Situated along a river and extending over 42 square miles, Krka National Park is known for its waterfalls. A boat trip from Skardin is an excellent way to experience the park. Head to Roski Slap, a site surrounded by walking and hiking trails and home to a dozen waterfalls. You could also visit the park’s fascinating Serbian Orthodox Krka Monastery, famed for its Byzantine and Mediterranean architecture and mysterious Roman-era catacombs.

Climbing the Sveti Ilija mountain is an old local tradition in Croatia, and June is a lovely month to follow the footsteps of countless people who have done this 3-hour trek (one-way), which offers gorgeous views over the surrounding hills.

June is one of the best months to explore and discover this remarkable country. The weather is warm, but the summer heat is not oppressive during this time. Contact our local travel experts if you need assistance to plan a customized tour to Croatia in June.

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Published by Tim Green, updated on June 12, 2024

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