March in Croatia: Weather & Events

If you aren't overconcerned about beach weather and are more interested in exploring Croatia without tourist crowds, plan your trip in March.

Weather in Croatia in March is typically springly, with the average temperature in Dubrovnik being around 13°C. In all probability, most of the time a long sleeved shirt during the daytime in the coastal regions of Croatia would be enough, but for the evenings you'd better have a sweater and an anorak. In the continental regions, you will see no leaves on the trees, and in the forests surrounding the Plitvice Lakes some patches of snow can be spotted. Since the winter snow begins to melt, ski resorts become empty. Of all the National parks, which wake up from winter hibernation, Plitvice Lakes and Krka National Park are perhaps the most astounding in March.

It would be easy to find quality lodging for a reasonable price in March. However, many coastal hotels can be crowded, especially for the Spring Break period. Those, who are eager to visit the islands should know that there are only few ferries running from the mainland to the islands at this time of year.

Nightlife in large cities is already vibrant, but restricted to weekends. Cultural season is also thriving, with plenty of concert, theatre, and dance performances to choose from. Sport-minded people can enjoy hiking, cycling or rock climbing.

Sailing enthusiasts are welcome to the Olympic Sailing Week held in the ancient maritime city of Split. Tourists interested in Croatian cultural traditions can visit the Spring Festa, which is organized in Vela Luka, a small place on Korcula, in the end of March.

Thus, if you have doubts about going to Croatia in the early spring because of the weather, don't hesitate. Weather in Croatia in March will let you fully enjoy your holidays.

Weather in Croatia in March

Weather in March in the most popular beach holiday destinations on the Adriatic coast of Croatia:

Weather in Omis in March Weather in Brela in March Weather in Tucepi in March

The table below contains the monthly averages of daytime and night temperatures of air with the monthly average temperature of the sea in the main coastal cities of Croatia and in the capital city of Zagreb.

Month Average temperature
(day) °С
Average temperature
(night) °С
Average sea
temperature °С
Weather in Zagreb in March +12 +2 -
Weather in Dubrovnik in March +14 +7 +15
Weather in Split in March +14 +8 +14
Weather in Zadar in March +11 +6 +13
Weather in Opatija in March +11 +6 +12
Weather in Porec in March +11 +5 +13
Weather in Pula in March +12 +6 +13