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Croatia in October
Written by Sarika on August 26, 2021 Share on

Croatia in October-A complete guide for a wonderful vacation!

Croatia is a gorgeous country in the Balkans. In recent times, the popularity of this country is increasing. This beautiful country is home to many waterfalls, mountain ranges, valleys, hiking trails, thousands of beaches, islands and national parks. Visiting Croatia in October is a little different because of the offseason. You’ll get ample time to do shopping in Croatia. This is when the peak season settles down. Let us know more about the country’s weather, the best places to visit, exciting things to do, festivals and some travel tips!

 

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Weather in Croatia in October

The weather in Croatia in October is very pleasant and warm. The temperature ranges between 12 to 18 degrees celsius. The sea temperature remains very subtle and perfect for swimming, sunbathing and other water sport activities. You can visit many beautiful places, do island hopping, pub crawl, hiking, trekking, swimming, snorkelling and sailing. There are also many stunning beaches to explore in Croatia! In total, the total experience will be totally worth it! Build your Croatia travel package right away for a wonderful vacation!

Also, read- Croatia in June for a splendid vacation

Top destinations to visit in Croatia in October

  1. Plitvice Lakes National Park
  2. Dubrovnik Town
  3. Hvar Island
  4. Zlatni Rat beach
  5. The Makarska Riviera

1. Plitvice lakes national park

Plitvice lakes in Croatia in October
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Plitvice lakes national park is one of the enigmatic national parks in Croatia. To begin with, this place is mesmerisingly beautiful with 16 plunging waterfalls, limestone canyons and lakes. These lakes are not suitable for swimming. There are also many hiking trails and bridges for tourists to travel across the lakes and waterfalls. While walking on the bridges you can get a very close view of the gorgeous waterfalls. Also, you can find many electric boat services to take you on a tour around the park. There are also many camping sites where you can build a tent and spend the night in the woods. Your Croatia trip can never be complete without visiting this amazing place!

Also, read- 5 beautiful waterfalls in Croatia

2. Dubrovnik Town

Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Dubrovnik is the topmost attractive town in Croatia. Its aesthetic old town walls, authentic Croatian food, multilingual cultures and festivals make this city even prettier. Talking about Croatian cuisine, you can taste some of the best fusion foods of Central European and Mediterranean cuisines in Croatia. Also, there are many Roman ruins, museums, cultural and art festivals, islands to visit and beaches to explore. Some of the best sandy beaches in Dubrovnik are Copacabana, Kolocep, Uvala Lapad and Bellevue beach. Try visiting this place on your vacation to Croatia in October and have the best of times!

Also, read- 10 beautiful places in Dubrovnik

3. Hvar Island

Hvar island Croatia
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Hvar is such a magical place to visit on your trip to Croatia. The Hvar town is as beautiful as the Hvar island and beaches. Talking about the islands in Croatia, Hvar tops the list. It is one of the best and lively Croatian islands. And, did you know? Hvar is also one of the most alluring party islands in the world! You can experience some of the best cultural fests, dance performances, authentic Croatian wine and cocktail parties on this island. The rustic walls, pretty sunsets, peppy colour lights and deep blue waters give enough reasons to pay a visit to this stunning island. You can go swimming, peacefully sunbathe, play water games, go snorkelling and explore the caves by sailboats on the beaches. This place in total is handcrafted for beauty and entertainment! Add this to your bucket list of places and enjoy!

Also, read- Best things to do in Hvar

4. Zlatni Rat beach

Zlatni Rat beach
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Zlatni Rat or the Golden Horn beach in Brac island is one of the most unique beaches in the world. This beach is also a very famous attraction in Europe. It looks like a golden horn from an eagle’s vision. This place is a package of lush green pine forests, soft blue ocean waters and golden sand. There are many amenities around this beautiful beach. There are many beach resorts, restaurants, beach essentials shops and options for water sports. You can go on a sailboat, do snorkelling, go paragliding and go surfing. This is a kid’s friendly beach with many games like beach volleyball, Croatian snacks stalls and boat rides. Do visit this unique beach and click plenty of pictures on your vacation in Croatia!

Also, read- 8 best things to do in Croatia

5. The Makarska Riviera

Makarska Riviera, Croatia
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The Makarska Riviera is a beautiful town beach region in Split. This is a stunning part of the Croatian coast between the Biokovo mountains and the Adriatic sea. It is basically in the shape of a horseshoe. This place is also home to some of the best pebble beaches in Croatia. Some of the must-visit beaches in Makarska are Punta Rata beach, Baska Voda beach, Nugal beach and the Tucepi beach. There is also comfortable sidewalks to leisurely walk during the evenings. You can peacefully sunbathe or swim all day long. This place is such an underrated destination but it is receiving so much attraction in recent years. Do visit this pretty little beach town on your Croatia tour!

Also, read- 8 free activities to do in Croatia

Amazing things to do in Croatia in October

  1. Explore the Paklenica national park
  2. Go paragliding
  3. Skywalk in Biokovo
  4. Go snorkelling or scuba diving in the beaches

1. Explore the Paklenica national park

Paklenica national park is one of the reserved areas in the country. This park is very famous for the majestic Velika and Mala Paklenica limestone canyons, naturally formed rock structures, dense black pine forests and caves with rare bat species. It is also home to many rare species like falcons, wild bears and vultures. Paklenica national park is also home to one of the best hiking trails in the world. You can hike up to the snowy mountains and enjoy the hypnotising view from above. There are many day trips to this national park. There are also many cruise trips, sailboats, snorkelling, scuba diving and cave exploration activities in this national park. On your next trip to Croatia, do not forget to visit this beautiful national park! Exploring this place in Croatia in October is one of the peaceful things to do!

2. Go paragliding in Croatia in October

Paragliding is one of the most thrilling water activities to do. There are many safe and best paragliding options in Croatia. First, sail on a boat to the middle of the sea and reach a focal point. Then, open your paragliding suit and fly high above the stunning Adriatic sea. Some of the best beaches to try paragliding are Zlatni Rat beach, Punta Rata beach, Motovun, Baska, Pecnik and white field. This is one of the must-try adventure sports in Croatia on your vacation!

3. Skywalk in Biokovo

The Skywalk Biokovo is a famous attraction in the Biokovo nature preserve in Croatia. In this place, you can walk over a sturdy glass bridge that overlooks the gorgeous Biokovo national park and the stunning city. The total height of this unique observation deck is 1228 meters. There are also many attractions near this place. Biokovo mountains, Tucepi beach, fishing trips and butterfly diving are some of the top attractions. This is one of the adventurous things to do in Croatia in October!

4. Go snorkelling or scuba diving in the beaches

Have you ever tried snorkelling? If not, try it on your vacation in Croatia! Dive deep into the sea and get to see some of the most beautiful sea creatures, fish, coral reefs, oysters with pearls and a treasure chest maybe if you are lucky! This is one of the best things to try on your Croatia travel!

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Festivals in Croatia in October

  1. Dubrovnik Film festival
  2. Istrian Truffle Days
  3. International Folklore festival
  4. Marunada chestnut festival

1. Dubrovnik Film festival

During the Dubrovnik film festival, you can watch many outdoor screenings, contemporary films, short films and documentaries from all over the country.

2. Istrian Truffle Days

During this festival, you can enjoy authentic Istrian ham, truffles, food and wine throughout the week.

3. International Folklore festival

This is a very vibrant and lively festival in Rovinj province in Croatia. You can enjoy many dances, music, arts and cultural performances, exhibitions and concerts.

4. Marunada chestnut festival

This festival occurs during the fall season in October. You can go on cycles or walk down the streets to collect as many chestnuts as you want!

Also, read- 6 festivals in Croatia to participate

What to pack for a trip to Croatia in October

  • Pack a set of beach dresses, swim suits, sunscreen, sun glasses and beach flipflops
  • Sweaters or jackets incase the temperature drops unexpectedly
  • Trekking shoes and a pair of extra shoes/slippers
 

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That is everything you need to know about visiting Croatia in October. It is the perfect time to visit the country because, the crowd will be less and you can enjoy the beaches, islands and cities all for yourself! Croatia is one of the best choices for an amazing international vacation! Plan your vacation with Pickyourtrail and have the best vacation ever! Also, check out the Croatia tour packages to know about the pre-packaged itineraries and package tours! You can also customise your Croatia itinerary according to your preferences and comfort!

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