Hi - I'm planning a last -minute trip from Sept. 16-Oct. 8 (3 weeks) to cover Vienna/Budapest/Slovenia/Croatia. I was originally supposed to go in late August/early September, and my journey ended in Korcula to enjoy some island time. However, I'm worried that if I do that, I would end up in Korcula in early October and it might be too cold to enjoy beach time. On the other hand, if I reverse it, I'm driving through the mountains in Slovenia (near Lake Bled) in early October and that seems cold/snowy? Can you provide suggestions if I should travel north to south, or south to north given my timeframe? Thank you!
"...the mountains in Slovenia (near Lake Bled) in early October and that seems cold/snowy"
Hey, anything can happen, but you're more than likely to enjoy beautiful autumn weather in early October.
I like the Weather Spark website for historical temperatures/weather for cities/towns. Here is the October info for Bled...
Doesn't look too shabby for early October.
I was there in mid September 2019. it was super nice. Highs in the 70's with reasonable lows.
In mid September 2018 we were in Slovenia & Croatia. In mid September 2019 we were in Budapest, Vienna and Prague. We were fortunate to have moderate temperatures in the mid seventies. Early Oct. could be lovely as well.
There’s a reason that the campsites on the islands in Croatia close at the end of September and the ferries move onto their winter timetables - the weather can be very mixed. I was in Stari Grad on Hvar a few years ago - the weather turned on the 23 September and the locals said that was typical. From mid September, Hvar felt like it was the end of the season. I had been before in June and it had a very different vibe.
I would head north if you want beach time.
Agree - south to north if you can.