Croatia in November: Travel Tips for Start of Winter

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November is when autumn gives way to winter in Croatia, but you can still catch the changing fall colors. Tourist arrival is low during this time of year, allowing you to discover old castles and explore the art and history of major cities without any distractions. Better yet, travel and accommodation rates are cheaper during this period. Be part of some lovely late-autumn festivals, discover charming towns and explore Croatia in November without breaking the bank.

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Croatia Weather in November

Experience this amazing aerial view of Old Town in Dubrovnik in Croatia.
Enjoy a calm holiday in Dubrovnik which experiences moderate weather conditions in November.

Expect plenty of sunshine around the Adriatic islands during your trip to Croatia in November. Temperatures in the capital city of Zagreb range from an average low of 1.4°C to an average high of 8.6°C this month, while weather conditions in Split and Dubrovnik are relatively moderate. In Split, the largest city on the Adriatic coast, the average temperature fluctuates between 14.9°C and 9.9°C. Average temperatures in Dubrovnik in November range between 11.9°C and 15.4°C.

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Weather in Croatia in November - Rainfall and Temperatures

Avg Daily (°C)1584
Avg Nightly (°C)72-1
Avg Daily (°F)594740
Avg Nightly (°F)453631
Avg Rainfall (mm)5411853

Why Visit Croatia in November

Try some white Malvasia wine in Croatia in November.
Grab yourself a glass of Malvasia wine and explore the Istrian Peninsula in Croatia in November.
Explore this old chapel in the Dalmatia region of Croatia in November.
Visit the popular monuments in Croatia without having to fight the crowds in November.

There are plenty of places to see and things to do in Croatia no matter when you visit the country. In November, you can catch the last of the fall season before winter proper descends over the country. This is a low season for tourism in Croatia, so you can take in the country’s highlights in a relatively crowd-less environment. Below are some reasons why you should consider a trip to Croatia in November.

  • Festival spirit: November has exciting festivals and events. These include Animafest Zagreb, a festival dedicated to promoting animated works; Truffle Days, during which you can see how specially-trained dogs fetch; and the Feast of Saint Martin, a solemn event and a street party rolled into one.
  • Wine tastings: The weather is perfect for visiting the Istrian Peninsula, Croatia’s wine-producing region. Sample Momjan’s famous Malvasia wine, one of the best wines in south-central Europe.
  • Good bargains: By November, the tourist season is long over as winter is approaching. This means you can grab great discounts on hotel and travel fares. Check out our best deals for a tour in Croatia.
  • Fewer people: There are fewer tourists in Croatia in the fall. Enjoy walks along the coast and discover the hidden charms of cities minus the crowds.

Where to go and what to do

Visit Split and explore the Saint Domnius Cathedral in the fall weather.
Visit the Saint Domnius Cathedral to explore the artistic history of Croatia.

With its moderate temperatures and thinner crowds, Split makes for an excellent destination to visit in November. Explore the ancient palace of Roman emperor Diocletian, a UNESCO heritage site, climb the bell tower of Saint Domnius Cathedral for superb views of the city and trek the trail of your choice at Biokovo Nature Park. November is also a great month to explore the art scene of Croatia. If you are visiting Split, you might want to head to the Museum of Fine Arts.

Discover the coastal city of Dubrovnik in November. Walk on the city walls to get a bird’s-eye view of its old town and learn more about its fascinating history. Head to the isle of Lokrum, famous for its verdant coastline and medieval ruins. You can also go on a ‘Game Of Thrones’ tour of Dubrovnik if you wish to. The city served as a shooting location and backdrop for many scenes of the iconic fantasy TV series. While in the city, make sure that you visit its remarkable Franciscan monastery and see the old pharmacy located there, still running strong after 700 years.

Zagreb, though colder than Dubrovnik and Split in November, is also a great place to explore. Take advantage of the low tourist season to learn more about the city’s culture and quirks. Speaking of quirks, it does not get quirkier than the Museum of Broken Relationships. However, if you are looking for something more conventional, head for the Mimara Museum instead. Here are our tours to Zagreb.

If you wish to explore the great outdoors of Croatia in November, Plitvice Lakes National Park is the place to visit. It is known for gorgeous terrace lakes, stunning waterfalls and countless hiking trails.

Discover atmospheric cities, go on a road trip along the coast and be one with nature in some spectacular national parks while visiting Croatia. Take advantage of low tourist crowds and cheaper accommodation rates.

Our travel experts can help you come up with a tailor-made trip to Croatia. Browse through our tours to Croatia in November for more ideas and insights.

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Published by Tim Green, updated on November 17, 2022

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