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What to wear in Croatia in Fall

What to wear in Croatia in Fall

Do you want to know what to wear in Croatia in Fall? Fall in Croatia is classified as September, October and NOvember and with our handy Croatia packing list for summer we aim to make packing easier while keeping you stylish and cool.

In this guide you will learn:

  • what to expect from the Fall weather in Croatia by region and month,
  • What to wear in Croatia in Fall for weather, dress codes and more no matter whether you are visiting Dubrovnik, Split, Krka National Park or beyond and
  • any special events that may affect Croatia Fall packing list.

Weather in Croatia in Fall

Croatia in Fall is known for its typical Adriatic mild weather however the weather changes dramatically by month.

How hot is Croatia in Fall?

Tower in Zagreb in Fall
Croatia Packing List for Fall

The temperatures in Croatia are pleasant and warm in September with the average high temperature being 23°C/73.4F. However by November the temperatures drop to 13°C.

And if you are traveling to Croatia in another season be sure to check out our other guides:

How rainy is Croatia in Fall?

Fall is actually one of the rainiest seasons in Croatia. In fact October is one of the rainiest months overall. And for this reason we recommend having a light water proof jacket with you, as well as a compact travel umbrella with you too.

Note: we always recommend checking the forecast at your destination(s) 7 days out from travel to make sure there are no expected weather fronts i.e. heatwaves or cold snaps.

What to Wear in Croatia in Fall

What to Wear in Croatia for Women

Woman sat on rock with Dubrovnik skyline in background
What to wear in Croatia in Fall (September, October and November)

So what items should you add to your Croatia packing list for the Autumn?

Pants / Shorts

Depending on what month you are traveling in will depend on what bottoms are most suitable.

For SEptember we recommend still having some shorts with you and some linen pants too.

However for October and November we recommend moving towards thicker and longer pants such as Capri pants, chinos and jeans.

Skirts and Dresses

On top of trousers I will usually add a couple of dresses or skirts to the packing list

Personally I prefer to wear skirts and dresses in a maxi or midi length dresses and skirts but Croatia doesn’t have many dress codes where shorter length dresses are deemed inappropriate.

For November you may want top add a lightweight sweater dress instead.

T Shirts

T Shirts are a great base for Croatia whatever Fall month you are visiting. At this time of year I recommend packing short sleeve tees in natural fabrics and plain colors to make them work in a capsule wardrobe more easily.

For November you may also want to add some longer sleeve tees with you.

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On top of t shirts I also recommend packing some nice blouses that can be used in restaurants and smarter places. I try to stick to blouses made of natural fabrics such as linen and cottons. But for November you may want to add something thicker such as a lumber jack shirt.


In Fall layers are crucial. I usually pack a hoodie for casual daytime sightseeing and some cardigans and sweaters for evenings.

Shop layers for Croatia here.


As the weather is hot we recommend packing lightweight nightwear.


In September you can still use the beaches so you will want to add some swimwear to your packing list. However by November unless you are staying in a hotel with a heated pool swimwear is probably not required.


We also recommend packing a jacket with you whatever Fall month you travel. For September and October a lightweight rain jacket is a good idea. However for Late October and November a slightly thicker jacket would be more appropriate.

Underwear and Socks

Goes without saying. We recommend packing sneaker socks.

What to pack for Croatia in Fall for Men

The packing list for men is quite similar as the ladies packing list for Croatia in Fall and we recommend packing:

T Shirts and Shirts

We recommend natural fabric short sleeve t shirts and some shirts. For September you will want to stick to mainly short sleeves however by November you will want a mix of long and short sleeve shirts and t shirts.

Pants / Shorts

For September you will want linen pants and shorts. However by November I would transition to jeans and thicker pants.

Shop men’s travel chinos here.


Layers are the most important thing to add to your packing list. We recommend a mix of hoodies and sweaters.

Underwear, Socks and Pjs

Best Shoes for Croatia in Fall

Woman sat on rock with dubrovnik skyline in background across water
What to wear in Croatia in Fall (September, October and November)

Waterproof Shoes

For Croatia in FAll my number one shoe is a sneaker as it can deal with cobble stones streets and even walking the city walls in Dubrovnik.

I personally like a white sneaker for September as they are most versatile for a capsule wardrobe. However it is also worth packing waterproof sneakers as Fall is quite rainy.

Sandals / Ankle Boot

Depending on which Fall month you are traveling in will affect what second pair of shoes you should take to Croatia. For September we recommend sandals. As there is a lot of walking over uneven surfaces in the historic centers of Dubrovnik and Split and at national parks. For this reason we recommend something like a Teva which is great for walking in.

However by November ankle boots are more appropriate.

What to pack for Croatia in Fall (September, October & November -Non Clothing

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Croatia Packing List

  • Crossbody Bag  – I always travel with this type of bag as it is a great pickpocket deterrent anywhere in the world.
  • Backpack – for storing items on your day trips. If there is going to be very haevy rain during your travel you may also want a waterproof cover.
  • Universal Travel adaptor – Croatia uses European plugs so a travel adaptor is needed for visitors from the UK and USA.
  • Power Pack / battery packs
  • Camera
  • Travel First Aid Kit
  • Blister plasters
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries – for our essential toiletries packing list click here. These could be purchased in the big cities easily, however it can be easier when not familiar with language to have them packed with you.

FAQs About this Croatia in Fall Packing List

So now you know what to pack for Croatia in Fall we will answer your most frequently asked questions.

Is it OK to wear shorts in Croatia in Fall?

Yes it is ok to wear shorts in Croatia. In fact we recommend packing shorts for September for beaches and the national parks.

However for October and Particularly November it is likely to be too cold for shorts. Instead, we recommend capri pants and full-length pants.

Can you wear jeans in Croatia in Fall?

There are no dress code reasons to say you can’t wear jeans however we would avoid them for September. However they are perfect for October and November.

Have you been to Croatia in Fall? What did you wear? We would love you to tell us in the comments below!