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Croatia in March
Written by Sarika on November 16, 2022 Share on

Croatia in March – A Complete Guide for your March Vacation!

Croatia is an extremely beautiful country on the Adriatic sea. The Republic of Croatia borders many European countries like Austria, Hungary and Slovenia. The best time to visit Croatia is summer because of the warm climate and endless beauty of the country. It is also home to beautiful medieval coastal cities, mountains, resorts, lively nightclubs, medieval architecture, spas and festivals. Did you know that more than 11 million people visit Croatia every year! Now, it is your turn to plan an amazing trip to this beautiful country! Here is an elaborate guide about the weather, things to do, top destinations, festivals and travel tips to visit Croatia in March!


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Weather in Croatia in March

The best time to visit Croatia is during the summer season when the sun is warm and nice. The temperature ranges anywhere from 4 degrees celsius to 15 degrees celsius. You can experience very little or no snow at all during summer in Croatia. The coastal cities do not have any snowfall whereas the inland regions are slightly warmer than the Northern cities. The warm and sunny weather makes it perfect to visit many gorgeous beaches, beach resorts. Try out sea kayaking and many other exciting water activities!

Also, read- Top 8 things to do on your Croatian vacation

Top 6 Destinations to Visit in Croatia in March

  1. Dubrovnik
  2. Zagreb
  3. Split
  4. Zadar
  5. Hvar Islands
  6. Plitvice Lakes National Park

1. Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, Croatia in March
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Dubrovnik is one of the most vibrant cities in Croatia. This city is famous for its ancient and rustic old town limestone walls and buildings built in the 16th century. It is also home to well-preserved architectures like baroque St. Blaise Church, Renaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic churches and cathedrals. There are plenty of shops, churches, restaurants, luxury hotels, night clubs and a spectacular seafront view. Dubrovnik is also home to Croatia’s traditional art and cultural events, festivals and music festivals. In total, Dubrovnik is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the Mediterranean sea and Croatia’s pride!

Also, read- 10 amazing places to visit in Dubrovnik

2. Zagreb

Zagreb, Croatia in March
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Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia is a very beautiful city indeed. Zagreb is home to breathtaking Austro-Hungarian architecture built during the 18th and 19th centuries. The gothic twin-spired Zagreb Cathedral and St. Mark’s Church are often compared with Prague. Zagreb is a very tourist-friendly city lined with shops, museums, outdoor cafes, parks and a beautiful main square in the Lower Town. The Maksimir Park, Cathedral of Zagreb and Museum of Broken Relationships are some of the most popular places to visit in Zagreb.

Also, read- Top 10 things to do in Zagreb

3. Split

Split, Croatia in March
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Split is one of the most authentic and happening places in Croatia. The city is lined with plenty of beaches in the Dalmatia region. It is also the second-largest city and the one with bustling nightclubs in the country. What makes Split so special are stunning beaches, excellent multicuisine dishes, fine architecture and unbelievable nightlife. Some of the best beaches in Split are Trstenik, Bacvice, Kastelet and sandy beaches at the Marjan shore hills. After a great swim at the beaches, head to Academia Club Ghetto which is said to be one of the best clubs in Croatia and enjoy the night to the fullest!

Also, read- 10 Best things to do in Split

4. Zadar

Zadar church in Croatia
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Zadar is an authentic city located on the Croatian Dalmatian coast with gorgeous beaches and old town buildings. It is famous for its Roman and Venetian ruins in the Old Town. Zadar is such an underrated city with amazing nightlife and exciting things to do. It is less crowded than the other popular cities and thus it makes it perfect for peaceful and pleasant vacation for you. Some of the famous day trips from Zadar are Zrce beach, Krka National Park and Kornati Islands. It is one of the nicest cities to visit in Croatia in March!

Also, read- 8 best places to visit in Zadar on your Croatia vacation

5. Hvar Islands

Hvar Islands in Croatia
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Hvar Islands is fresh as mint and cool as ice! This Croatian island in the Adriatic sea is famous for its best summer resorts, medieval walls, buildings, hilltop fortress and Hvar Cathedral. Here’s a piece of interesting news. Hvar is also known as one of the best party islands in the world! How can you not visit this dashing island on your Croatian vacation? Apart from parties, Hvar is also famous for yachting and lavender essentials. The lavenders in Hvar change colours during the summer and smell heavenly. You can also do great self-care shopping at the stalls and buy lavender essential oils, rosemary, olive oil and honey. Hvar is an experience itself! It is a must-visit place in Croatia to enjoy your summer vacation!

6. Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia in March

Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Plitvice Lakes National Park is the epitome of attraction, beauty and tranquillity. This exceptionally beautiful place is an ensemble of 16 terrace lakes, gorgeous waterfalls, limestone canyons, walkways for tourists, hiking trails, wooden bridges and electric boats. The green nature, turquoise-coloured waters, blue skies and brown trails elevate the beauty of this place even higher! Unfortunately, swimming is prohibited in the Plitvice Lakes. But you can always walk up to the waterfalls and hike up the majestic canyons. No wonder this place made it to the UNESCO World Heritage places list! This is a must-visit place in Croatia to treat your eyes!

Also, read- 8 Free things to do in Croatia

Top things to do in Croatia in March

  1. Sunset kayaking in Dubrovnik
  2. Explore the Game of Thrones filming locations
  3. Buza Bar cliff jumping in Dubrovnik
  4. Zip-lining in Omis

1. Sunset kayaking in Mreznica river-

Kayaking is a very famous thing to do in any coastal city. Sunset sea kayaking in Dubrovnik is one of the most unique things to do in Croatia in summer. First, start at the beach stops and travel to the mystical Betina and Lokrum caves and then take a break. Have some delicious truffles, fruits or pastries and continue your kayak. Experience the beauty of the Adriatic sea during sunset from a boat! Click plenty of amazing pictures with drop-dead gorgeous sea and mountains over the sunset in the background. Finally, finish your kayak with some amazing wine and a delicious meal from any seaside restaurant.

2. Explore the Game of Thrones filming locations

Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? Here is a piece of exciting news for you! More than 10 scenes from the fictional series were filmed in various locations in Croatia. Some of the famous and accessible filming locations are,

  • Jesuits Staircase in Dubrovnik
  • Dubrovnik – King’s Landing
  • Trsteno Arboretum near Dubrovnik- The Palace Gardens of King’s landing
  • Minceta Tower in Dubrovnik – House of the Undying
  • Klis Fortress near Split – City of Meereen

3. Buza Bar Dubrovnik cliff jump

The Buza Bar in Dubrovnik is a very famous place for cliff jumping. Jump from a height of 10 metres into the blue Adriatic sea and enjoy the cool waters despite the hot weather. After a fantastic jump and bath, you can enjoy amazing meals from seaside restaurants and a range of exotic wines and drinks. There are several other places for cliff jumping like the Bellevue cliff jump and Lokrum island cliff jump. Try this thrilling activity on your vacation to Croatia in March!

4. Zip-lining in Omis

Ziplining in the canyons of Omis is another adventurous thing to do on your vacation. With all safety and precautions, swing through the zip line with a dramatic view of the mountains and little water bodies. The longest zip line is 700 metres in length and 150 metres above the ground. Create the best memories of your life and enjoy the summer!

Festivals in Croatia in March

  1. Zagrebdox Festival
  2. Carnival

1. ZagrebDox festival

The ZagrebDox international documentary film festival is a very interesting festival that happens in Zagreb every year in March since 2005. And also, this festival provides abundant insight about the documentaries and collects proper feedbacks to know peoples’ perspectives.

2. Carnival

It is a very interesting and typical western festival. People wear glittery masks and roam around the town and have a really good evening. Cities like Rijeka, Dubrovnik and Hvar host this lively carnival. It is also one of the favourite festivals for the natives and tourists.

What to pack for your vacation to Croatia in March?

Croatia starts to warm up in mid-March and remains pleasant throughout the summer. Here’s what you should pack on your vacation to Croatia in March.

  • Cool and thin dresses like free size t-shirts, tops, swimsuits, jeans, trousers, skirts and comfortable pants.
  • Summer essentials like sunscreen, moisturisers, sun glasses, hats, comfortable slippers or flipfops
  • Raincoat, an umbrella, cardigans or sweaters incase of any sudden climate change
  • Trekking pants, shirts, shoes and waterbottles
  • A small backpack for local tours and travel
  • Valid identification cards

That is everything you need to know about visiting Croatia in March. Visit this beautiful country with gorgeous beaches, old towns, adventurous activities, parks, lakes and museums. Also, it is home to uncountable and happening nightclubs. All you have to do is plan your trip in advance and enjoy it to the fullest! Plan your vacation with Pickyourtrail and claim more exciting offers! Also, check out Croatia tour packages to book the best itinerary that suits you! And you can even customise your package according to your budget and comfort! Enjoy your vacation in Croatia with Pickyourtrail!

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