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What to wear in Croatia in Summer (June, July & August)

What to wear in Croatia in Summer (June, July & August)

Do you want to know what to wear in Croatia in Summer? Summer in Croatia is classified as June, July, and August 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 Summer weather in Croatia by region and month,
  • What to wear in Croatia in Summer 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 Summer packing list.

Weather in Croatia in Summer

Croatia in summer is renowned for its typical Adriatic weather, hot and dry during the Summer. But how hot is Croatia in Summer?

How hot is Croatia in Summer?

Woman sat on a rock with back to camera at Krka waterfalls at Krka national park in Croatia in Summer
What to wear in Croatia in Summer (June, July and August)

The temperatures in Croatia are pleasant and warm. Out of all the summer months July is the hottest month to visit with average highs and lows of 31°C / 87.8F and 23°C/73.4F.

August has similar temperatures to July while June is marginally cooler but still pleasant for sightseeing.

For this reason we recommend having lots of light layers in natural fabrics such as cottons and linens to help reduce sweating especially for days when you are spending lots of time outside such as at Krka National Park, Plitviče Lakes National Park and other outdoor attractions.

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

  • What to wear in Croatia in Spring
  • What to wear in Croatia in Fall
  • What to wear in Croatia in Winter

How rainy is Croatia in Summer?

As well as being the hottest month in Croatia, July is also the driest with only 5 mm of rainfall across the whole month.

And while August and June are marginally wetter waterproof wear is not a concern for your packing list.

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 Summer

What to Wear in Croatia for Women

Woman in green dress with back to camera looking over water to Dubrovinik Old Town
What to wear in Croatia in Summer (June, July and August)

Pants / Shorts

When looking at the best pants for Croatia in Summer we recommend steering clear of jeans. They are uncomfortable in the rain and too hot for most weather.

Instead we recommend linen pants for smarter restaurants. However we also recommend packing shorts for days when you are visitig some of Croatia’s stunning beaches and national parks.

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,

T Shirts

T Shirts are a great base for Croatia whatever Summer 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.

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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.


Even in Summer a couple of lightweight layers are a good idea. I usually pack a hoodie for casual daytime sightseeing and some waterfall light cardigans tooo.

Shop layers for Croatia here.


As the weather is hot we recommend packing lightweight nightwear.


With all of the beautiful beaches in Croatia we definitely recommend having two pieces of swimwear with you especially if you are hading to the coast.

Underwear and Socks

Goes without saying. We recommend packing sneaker socks.

What to pack for Croatia in Summer for Men

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

T Shirts and Shirts

We recommend natural fabric short sleeve t shirts and some shirts.

Pants / Shorts

We recommend steering clear of jeans and wearing natural fabric pants and some smarter tailored shorts.

Shop men’s travel chinos here.


Light layers are best.

Underwear, Socks and Pjs

Best Shoes for Croatia in Summer

Waterproof Shoes

For Croatia in Summer 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 summer as they are most versatile for a capsule wardrobe.


As the temperatures soar you will want a pair of breathable shoes. 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.

What to pack for Croatia in Summer (June, July and August -Non Clothing

Woman with back to camera looking at cruise ship in Dubrovnik in Summer
What to wear in Dubrovnik Croatia in Summer
  • 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 Summer Packing List

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

Is it OK to wear shorts in Croatia?

Yes it is ok to wear shorts in Croatia. In fact we recommend packing shorts for the summer weather especially for beaches and the national parks which should definitely be on your Croatia itinerary.

Can you wear jeans in Croatia in Summer?

There are no dress code reasons to say you can’t wear jeans however we avoid them. Summers in Croatia are hot so jeans can be uncomfortable for long days of sightseeing.

Instead we recommend natural fabrics like linen and cottons and shorts.

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