Situated in Southeast Europe, Croatia is one of the most geographically diverse countries on the continent. Within its crescent-shaped land, travellers will find everything from historically-rich settlements dotted with ancient ruins to spectacular national parks brimming with flora and fauna. Thanks to the country’s diverse landscapes and sights, regardless of what time of year you […]
Situated in Southeast Europe, Croatia is one of the most geographically diverse countries on the continent. Within its crescent-shaped land, travellers will find everything from historically-rich settlements dotted with ancient ruins to spectacular national parks brimming with flora and fauna.
Thanks to the country’s diverse landscapes and sights, regardless of what time of year you plan to visit, there is always something new and exciting to experience. And whilst autumn is a less-popular time of year for travellers to visit Croatia, this season offers a unique opportunity to see the country from a new perspective, with fewer crowds and milder, more manageable, weather conditions.
In particular, November is one of the best autumn months to visit Croatia, which is why our team here at My Villa Breaks has revealed exactly what you can expect from the November weather in Croatia and a holiday at this time of the year.
The climate in Croatia in November is much milder than at other times of the year as it borders the winter season. Temperatures normally reach a maximum of 17°C and a minimum of 10°C throughout the month.
Similarly, the sea temperature in November is much milder than in other months, with an average temperature of 18°C along the country’s coastline. If, however, you’re feeling brave or are used to these conditions, this likely won’t put you off.
The weather in Croatia in November offers between 5 and 7 hours of sunshine daily. The south of the country tends to see more sunshine during November which may, therefore, influence where you choose to stay in Croatia at this time of the year.
The country typically sees 15 days of rain throughout the month of November. On any day, the country has a 50% chance of having a beautiful sunshine-filled day and a 50% chance of encountering clouds and rainfall.
Much like rainfall, there’s a chance of encountering snowfall in Croatia in November, but this typically spans only a few days on average. However, it is worth being prepared for these conditions, just in case.
As the weather in Croatia in November is less favourable to many tourists, and with the month being within the low season for tourism, this means visitors at this time of the year can best enjoy island hopping in the country.
Croatia has developed a reputation for its islands which line the Dalmatia coastline, with some of the most popular including Brac, Hvar, and Korcula. Whilst many people take trips to visit these islands throughout the year, during November you won’t encounter as many visitors and will practically have the islands, and ferries, to yourself.
Split is the best location on the mainland to discover Croatia’s islands, as ferries to multiple island destinations, including Hvar and Brac, run year-round, unlike other major cities and ports.
So, from the famed beaches of Brac to the traditional villages of Hvar, there’s much to be mesmerised by on the islands of Croatia in November.
As the temperature in Croatia in November is particularly mild, why not warm the body and soul with a visit to one of the country’s natural hot springs?
Croatia’s mineral waters within its hot springs are considered to be some of the best quality in Europe. A number of the country’s most renowned thermal spas are situated in its central region, where geothermal activity is more concentrated.
Also known as ‘toplice’, by locals, it's without question that one of the best autumn activities to combat the cooler weather is soaking in a hot spring. Istarske Toplice is one of Croatia’s most famous hot spring spas. This thermal health resort is situated in the central region of Istria, and visitors can expect thermal pools to soak in the mineral-rich waters, saunas to relax in, and even a beauty centre to indulge in a range of facials and body treatments.
As the weather in Croatia in November is colder, be sure to pack plenty of items to layer up with, including fleeces, jumpers, and jackets. Avoid wearing any shoes that are open-toed and any warm-weather clothing such as skirts and shorts as, even on better days, the weather is still mild.
If taking a dip despite the cooler temperatures is something you’d like to do, be sure to pack swimwear.
Villa Capeka is a 5-bedroom villa sleeping up to 8 guests in the charming village of Vabriga on the Istrian Peninsula. This tranquil setting makes Villa Capeka a quiet retreat in which families and friends can relax in peace for the duration of their stay.
The villa is situated only a 40-minute drive away from Istarske Toplice, making a visit to the hot springs a perfect day trip activity for those staying at this property.
The property also features its own garden with a terrace and swimming pool, as well as an outdoor dining space and bicycles to explore the Croatian countryside. The nearest grocery store and restaurant are only a short walk away, meaning everything you could need is within arm’s reach during your stay here.
Sleeping up to 10 guests across 5 bedrooms, Villa Jelica is a beautiful and modern residence situated on the quiet outskirts of Split in the Dalmatia region. Ideal for groups of families or friends, the villa is located only 4km from Split’s town centre to indulge in the city’s beautiful beaches, historic sights, and exceptional nightlife easily.
As aforementioned, Split is also one of the best destinations to start island hopping from in November, as ferries depart from its port year-round. Therefore, a stay at Villa Jelica could be best combined with visiting a number of the country’s best island destinations at this time of the year.
Also featuring an entertainment area, a private swimming pool, a gym, and a garden, this villa has everything one could need for a spectacular getaway nearby Croatia’s coastline.
Whilst often overlooked, November is a splendid time of the year to indulge in Croatia’s landscapes, sights, and destinations. Whilst the weather is milder, the country still offers favourable conditions for tourists. And with this time of the year hosting fewer visitors, this makes a trip to Croatia in November all the more worth it to experience a more authentic side of the country.
Our team at My Villa Breaks offer some of the best villas and holiday homes for those looking to visit Croatia in November. You can contact a member of our team now to get our expert advice and book your dream Croatian getaway today.