Early summer in Croatia promises better weather and longer days to accomplish the many activities that you might’ve planned. From visiting the defensive walls to checking out a trendy island town, one just doesn’t run out of things to do and places to see in Croatia.
Read on to find out what else you can do and see if you’re visiting Croatia in June, as well as things you must take note of while you’re there.
- What is the weather like in Croatia In June?
- What to pack for Croatia in June
- Practical Tips for Croatia in June
What is the weather like in Croatia In June?
Temperature in Croatia in June
There’s an average of 18ºC to 25ºC temperature in Croatia in June.
Rain in Croatia in June
There’s an average 48mm of rain over six days.
Wind in Croatia in June
5 to 7 miles per hour
Sun in Croatia in June
15 hours of daylight with nine hours of sunshine each day
What to pack for Croatia in June
June is the beginning of the summer season so it is also the best time to go to Croatia.
Shorts — bring at least two: one denim and one thick cotton or linen. Goes well with a tank top and chambray shirt, even a scarf. You can wear these while hanging out or strolling around the beach or island hopping.
Tank tops — these could be paired with shorts, skirts or jeans, on its own or underneath a scarf or light jacket. Best for keeping cool during summer. This 4 tank tops pack is a good choice.
Swimsuits— bring two, as there’s plenty of opportunities to go beach hopping during summer in Croatia. Bring one in a plain color and another in cute prints. Check this swimsuit for options.
Cover-ups —- best to get a cover u that can be easily fixed to double as a dress. You can tie it this way and that to make it into a strapless or halter dress worn over your cute swimsuit while you’re on your way to the beach. Check out this kimono cover-up.
Maxi dresses — perfect for strolling around and a great outfit to wear when going to lunch or dinner. Like this Milumia floral maxi dress. This one looks great when taking photos with any of Croatia’s old city or castle in the background.
Chambray shirt — This is a versatile clothing item that looks dressy enough buttoned-up, paired with shorts or jeans. It can also be worn unbuttoned, over a tank top and jeans, giving your simple outfit a cool street vibe. Check out this unisex chambray shirt.
Flip flops — it is not summer unless you’ve walked around in flip flops. Choose one in a bright color to add character to your OOTD. These classic Havaianas won’t disappoint.
Ballet flats — versatile footwear for walking around, that you can wear with jeans and shorts as well as with a skirt. Choose one that’s slip-proof and made with memory foam for comfort and style.
Sandals — get these hiking sandals that are light and slip-proof, that will take you from a walk on the beach or cobblestone streets to an easy hike up a hill or fortress.
Sneakers — bring one in light colors that’ll look great with your shorts and jeans. Try these much raved about Puma sneakers. These are great for walking around the city and exploring Croatia’s best attractions.
Things to do in Croatia in June
1. Krka National Park
Named after the river, this national park is one of the best places to visit in Croatia. Comprising 109 square kilometers, this park was founded to protect the area surrounding the river. Most of the park is untouched and is home to diverse flora and fauna.
Krka National Park is famous among hikers, but it is also known for the remains of sone ancient fortresses.
A must-see in the park is the mighty Skradinski Buk, a huge pool that has high waterfalls on one end and while it cascades to the river on the other.
For Skradinski buk and Roški slap
March-9:00 am – 5:00 pm
April– 8:00- 6:00 pm
May, September– 8:00 am-7:00 pm
October 1-15 -8:00 am- 6:00 pm
October 16- 31- 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
For Skradinski buk and Roški slap
For full entry to all areas of the park
January- March, November-December
Adults- 30 kn (€4.06)
Children ( 7-18 )- 20 kn (€2.68)
April- May, October
Adults- 100 kn (€13.44)
Children ( 7-18 )- 80 kn (€10.76)
Children under the age of 7 – have free entry throughout the year.
Phone: +385 (22) 201 777
Address: Trg Ivana Pavla II br.5, 22000 Šibenik, Hrvatska
The historic walled town of Kastav is located on a hill, and one of the first areas to get snow during winter in Croatia. It is popular with tourists for its quaint downtown, outdoor parks, and forested area.
A great alternative to the more popular and touristy destinations in Croatia, Kastav is also known for hosting events like the White Sunday, Summer of Culture, and the Carnival Parade — which are wonderful ways to soak up the local culture.
A fascinating island that’s barely one kilometer away from Dubrovnik, Lokrum is one of Croatia’s best attractions that you must visit. This intriguing island is home to an inland saltwater lake, a Benedictine monastery and one of Croatia’s many nudist beaches.
Lokrum doesn’t have cars and people including locals doing business are not allowed to spend the night here.
The amazing thing is that Lokrum’s only permanent residents are peacocks. These birds roam the island freely and may even join you while you relax in the sand.
4. Dubrovnik’s Old Town Walls
Wear comfortable shoes and set out on one of the best walking tours you’ll experience, right in one of Croatia’s most popular destinations — Dubrovnik.
Maybe you’ll only have a day to explore and that’s fine. A walk through the defensive walls of picturesque Dubrovnik is definitely one of the best things to do in Croatia. Spanning two kilometers, this medieval wall is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
From high up the walls, you have unparalleled views over the city as well as the Adriatic coast. The walk also takes you through its many features such as cannons, fortresses, and towers.
Summer opening hours
08.00 AM – 6.30 PM (April 1st – May 31st)
08.00 AM- 7.30 PM (June 1st – July 31st)
08.00 AM – 7.00 PM (August 1st – August 31st)
08.00 AM – 6.30 PM (September 1st – September 14th)
08.00 AM – 6.00 PM (September 14th – September 30th)
08.00 AM – 5.30 PM (October 1st – October 31st)
Winter Opening Hours
09.00 AM – 3.00 PM (November 1st – March 31st)
closed on 25th of December (Christmas Day)
200 kn -(€26.87) p/Person
200 kn -(€26.87) p/Person
Children and young adults (under 18):
50 kn- (€6.72) p/Person
Students (only with valid Croatia Student Card, International Student Card (ISIC) & European Youth Card): Approved Student Cards
50 kn- (€6.72) p/Person
Address: Poljana Paska Milicevica 20000 Dubrovnik
5. Hvar Town
The most famous among Croatia’s Dalmatian islands is definitely the island town of Hvar. Easily reached by a ferry from Split, Hvar is a favorite destination among celebrities and yachters.
It dates back to the 1400s when it was under the Venetian rule, and is now a trendy vacation town that’s home to some of the country’s best hotels and restaurants.
The old town area is car-free and packed with attractions such as the main square a cathedral from the 16th-century, a fishing harbor, and a fortress perched on the top of a hill.
A visit here is easily among the best things to do in Croatia during weekends, as it also has pristine beaches and facilities for watersports.
6. Zadar’s Romanesque Churches
Step back in time as you walk through the Romanesque churches of Zadar. Located in the city’s car-free old town area, these churches are among the top attractions in Zadar, constructed between the 9th and 13th centuries.
These churches’ interiors are adorned with paintings as well as intricate treasures made of gold. Some of the churches you mist visit in Zadar are the Cathedral of Anastasia, the Church of St. Chrysogonus Church of St. Donatus and the Church of St. Mary,
7. Mimara Museum
If you’re going to visit one museum In Zagreb, make it the Minara Museum. Housed in an elegant 19th-century building along Roosevelt Square in Zagreb, its collections were gathered and curated by Ante Topic Mimara, a local philanthropist who also gave these items to the museum.
The museum is spacious and doesn’t get too crowded, making it one of the best places to see in Croatia.
The exhibits here range from prehistoric artifacts, old masters that are either original or reproduced and a massive collection of art and other fascinating items.
1st Oct to 30 Jun:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday 10 am – 2 pm
1st July to 30 Sep:
Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 10 am – 2 pm
Closed on Mondays and holidays.
Adults- 40 kn (€5.38)
Pupils, students (full-time with ID), seniors (65 and over) – 30 kn (€4.06)
Groups of 20 persons or more- 30 kn per person (€4.06)
The price for students and retired persons in group (20-40 persons) is 20 kn (€2.68)
Temporary exhibition 20 kn (€4.06)
Address: Rooseveltov trg 5 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Practical Tips for Croatia in June
1. Want to be in Croatia and not feel like such a tourist? Rent with the locals, it’s a great way to soak up the culture and learn about the country. Croatia, in particular, has always hosted vacations that each family on the coast rent a room or entire apartment to tourists.
They’re often cheaper and more spacious than hotel rooms, as well as having more facilities for your convenience.
2. Mosquitoes are a nuisance every, but in Croatia especially during spring to autumn months, they are particularly bothersome. Be sure to get a repellent that you’re not allergic to. Wear light colors and cover up your arms and legs when hiking.
3. When talking to the locals, be very careful when discussing the Homeland War, which ravaged the country and eventually freed it in the early 90s. Try to avoid the topic or if you must, do your research. When a Croat does open up about the topic, at least you’re prepared.
4. Enjoy the seafood when you’re in Croatia. The Adriatic supplies the country with fish and other seafood every day and it’s a must to eat local as they’re guaranteed fresh. A great way to sample a variety of delights is to order a riblja Plata, which is a platter of fish and shellfish.
5. Croatia is immensely proud of its most organic produce so shop at a local green market. It’s also a fun way to mingle with the Croats and feel the local vibe. Some local green markets to try are Dolac in Zagreb and Pazar in Split.
7. Tipping is not required in Croatia as service charge is normally added on the bill. But even if the service charge is not added, it is not expected to give tips. However, feel free to give tips if you think the service is good. For a complete guide, you can check out this tipping etiquette on Croatia.