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June or September?

We are looking to go to Croatia next year either in June or September. We do not like crowds so we tent to go on vacation during the shoulder season when the kids are still in school. We still want weather warm enough for swimming and other outdoor activities though. Just wondering what month would be better...

Posted by JenC
Houston, TX
442 posts

I would choose early to mid September. As you get closer to October things will start to shut down and it will also cool down. We went mid September and it was warm during the day and cool at night. My husband was comfortable swimming but it was a little cool for me, so that may just depend on what you are used to.

Posted by Digbydog
Cincinnati
56 posts

We would have liked to go in June because of better waterfalls at Plitvice. However, just found incredible airfare for next September, so that is when we are going.

Posted by Digbydog
Cincinnati
56 posts

Yes. Got a great flight Cincinnati to Paris nonstop and then on to Dubrovnik on Croatia Air. Return is Zagreb to Paris and then nonstop to Cincinnati. Ticket was $828 booked through Air France. I have been looking at prices for a long time, and the typical fare has been $1400+. Check google flights.

Posted by lwadjun OP
Ohio
9 posts

That is a good price. We are in Akron and usually drive to Toronto in order to get better flight prices and nonstop flights to Europe. So Cincinnati is not out of the question. Thanks!

Posted by tombosl
21 posts

WE spent the better month of September in Croatia, and it was warm. I wore shorts my whole time there; the last few days it was cool enough for jeans. Croatia gets pretty warm/hot from June onwards...

Posted by Frank
Wilmington, DE
1971 posts

South will be warm in early September, more moderate in late September. Istrian coast can be very cool and windy in the evening by late September. I've been to Plitvice 3 times in September, and it's always been beautiful and not overly crowded. Haven't been to Croatia in June, so can't compare it to September.

Posted by lwadjun OP
Ohio
9 posts

Thanks everyone. We ended up getting a fantastic price on flights, so September it is!