Quick facts and Croatia travel tips

  • Capital City? Zagreb
  • Currency? Croatian Kuna
  • Languages? Croatian
  • Where is this place? Southeast Europe
  • What is Croatia famous for? Dalmatian Dog, Nikola Tesla, Local Cuisine, and as Game of Thrones Shooting Destination
  • Best time to visit Croatia? Spring to Early Summer (May to June) and Late Summer to Autumn (September to October)
  • How to get there? You can fly to the major cities in Croatia from all over the world and as well cross its borders by car, bus, or train
  • What side of the road do they drive? The right-hand side.
  • Which electric plug do they use? Type C and F. Read our travel adapter review for more information.
  • Neighboring countries? Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Hungary

Do you need a visa for Croatia?

In order to enter Croatia, you need to have a valid Schengen visa. If you’re a citizen of the EU group of countries, you can enter Croatia without a visa. However, if you’re a citizen of Canada, the USA, New Zealand, and Australia – you can stay in Schengen areas for 90 days.

Check out our detailed guide on how to apply for a Schengen visa – read it here.

Where to book your flights to Croatia?

Check our handy-dandy guide on how to find the cheapest flights around the world – read it here.

Do you need travel insurance for Croatia?

Remember this: anything can happen! Read our take on why you need travel insurance and how it can save you money when things go unplanned – read it here.

Is it safe to travel to Croatia?

The crime rate is rather low in Croatia, but it is still good to be wary of your surroundings when you do visit.

What is the best time of year to go to Croatia?

The shoulder season, the time where there’s less tourist and is still considered “low season” is between May to June (Spring to early summer) and September to October (late summer to autumn). These are the best times to visit as the weather is still pleasant, and there will be fewer crowds.

Where are the nicest beaches in Croatia?

You can check this post out to learn more about the best beaches in the country.

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