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Fast Facts

Already booked on one of our packages to Croatia? See everything you need to know before you go.

Overview

Capital: Zagreb
Population:  4.171 million
Currency: Croatia kuna (HRK)
Languages: Croatian
Drives on the: Right
Time zone: CET (UTC +1)

Entry requirements

U.S. citizens must have a passport which is valid for at least six months after your return date. U.S. passport holders do not need a visa to enter Croatia for stays up to 90 days. See the U.S. Dept. of State website for more information.

If you do not hold a U.S. passport, you are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and meeting all entry requirements. If a visa is required, we recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider VisaHQ.

More information about passports & visas.

Health Precautions & Vaccinations

According to the World Health Organization, immunizations are NOT currently required for travel to Croatia.  However, you may wish to consult your personal physician or local public health authorities regarding other recommendations.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

Weather

The warmest and driest months are May through October with average daytime temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s. Evening temperatures will be about 15-30 degrees cooler. Winters are usually cold, snowy, and drizzly. We recommend that you bring along a sweater for the evenings, even in the summer.

What to wear

Since weather can be unpredictable and to be sure you are comfortable during your trip and prepared for all types of weather possibilities, we suggest that you carry a small folding umbrella and take with you a light jacket or sweater.  If you have two pairs of comfortable (broken in, not brand new) walking shoes, by all means, take both pairs.  Packing to dress in layers is a great way to prepare for a variety of weather conditions.  Finally, remember that comfort and convenience should dictate your wardrobe for the tour, and casual clothes are in order for most every occasion as you travel.

Money

The official currency in Croatia is the Kuna. The hotels, some stores and some restaurants will be able to accept major credit cards.  However, smaller stores, souvenir places and some art galleries will accept cash only in local currency, Euro or US dollars. ATMs are available in most major cities. We highly recommend that you bring enough cash to cover incidental expenses as well as tips to the guides and drivers. We recommend that you bring crisp, new bills because old, torn, or crumpled bills are often not accepted. Travelers’ checks are no longer widely accepted. If you intend to use traveler’s checks, please be sure to verify that they are still accepted in the places visited on this tour.

Always notify your bank prior to departure to avoid any problems using your credit or debit card abroad.

Shopping

In Croatia, shop for olive oil, wine, truffles and various gourmet delicacies, lavender, filigree jewelry, lace from the islands of Pug or Vis, and arts and crafts.

Electricity & Power Adapters

230 volts. Plugs C & F. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

Cell Phones & Internet

Want to take your cell phone, tablet or laptop, but not sure how to get cell service or wifi? See our blog posts on using your cell phone abroad and the top 5 ways to get Internet abroad.

Photography

Cameras and video recorders are allowed almost everywhere, and in fact, you will want to take plenty of pictures of the magnificent panoramas you’ll encounter as you travel. Photography is generally permitted everywhere except at airports and military installations. Memory cards for digital cameras will also be readily available, especially in major cities.

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On Sale Value Vacation Discover Croatia
Vibrant Zagreb, the spa resort of Opatija, scenic Plitvice Lakes, Split & Diocletian's Palace & medieval Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic
from $2449 w/ Flights from $1949 Tour Only 10 days
per person, double occupancy,* during sale**
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On Sale Value Vacation Discover the Adriatic: Croatia & Slovenia with Venice
The Adriatic region: Slovenia & Lake Bled to Croatia’s Split & Plitvice Lakes & more, plus the canals of Venice & Lake Wörth in the Austrian Alps
from $3149 w/ Flights from $2649 Tour Only 10 days
per person, double occupancy,* during sale**
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Value Vacation Croatia Cruise Adventure
2 nights in Split & a 7 night cruise with Diocletian's Palace, medieval Dubrovnik, Trstenik & Korcula; optional extension to Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes
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