A Travel Price Comparison for Croatia Zagreb vs. Split for Nightlife, Couples, Backpackers, and Attractions

Should you visit Zagreb or Split?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Zagreb and Split. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Zagreb

Zagreb is a under-rated, local, and historic city. It's a large city, so you'll find plenty of things to do around town. Visitors also love the food, shopping, and museums.

Split

Split is a active, touristy, and fun-filled city. It's a large city, so you'll find plenty of things to do around town. And you can't forget about the shopping, museums, and nightlife.

Zagreb and Split: Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Popular museums and historical sights
  • Active nightlife
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
Things to Consider
  • Less popular with couples
Pros
  • Popular museums and historical sights
  • Active nightlife
  • Nice resorts
  • Good scuba and snorkeling destination
  • Popular beach
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers


Is there more to do in Zagreb or Split?

Travelers will generally find more things to do in Split than Zagreb. While Zagreb is larger than Split, Split has more sights and attractions for tourists. Split is better known for its nightlife, resorts, scuba diving & snorkeling, and beaches, while Zagreb is more popular for its historical sights. Split is more touristy than Zagreb and is popular for its historical sights, high energy coastal setting, and waterfront promenades. Also, Split is famous for Diocletian's Palace. Zagreb is well known for its museums, parks, and convenient transportation options.

How is Zagreb different from Split?

Which is Better for a Holiday?

Let's take a look at the differences and similarities between Split and Zagreb. Then, you can decide for yourself which place is better for your next trip.

Are the Museums and Historical Sights Better in Zagreb or Split?

Zagreb
Split

Plenty of people visit the excellent sights and museums in both Zagreb and Split.

Visitors can fill many days exploring the museums and attractions around Zagreb. There are many historical sights around town, particularly in the historic Upper Town. Make sure you visit the Zagreb Cathedral, the Museum of Broken Relationships, Lotrscak Tower, and the historic Stone Gate.

Split offers many unique museums, sights, and landmarks that will make for a memorable trip. The city is filled with historical sights, some of which were used in the shooting of the famed television series, Game of Thrones. Highlights include Diocletian's Palace, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, and the Ivan Mestrovic Gallery.


Is the Food Better in Zagreb or Split? Which Destination has the Best Restaurants?

Zagreb
Split

Both Zagreb and Split offer a number of excellent restaurants to choose from.

Eating is part of the travel experience when you visit Zagreb. The food is heartier than you might expect with many recipes that involve stew or dumplings. Cheese and meat are common ingredients as well, with far less seafood than you'll find in the coastal cities. Popular dishes include Zagrebački odrezak (a rolled up ham, cheese, and veal sandwich), Štrukli (dough filled with cheese), and Ajngemahtec (vegetarian stew).

Split has a number of nationally recognized food spots and restaurants. It's the second largest city in Croatia and the food scene reflects this. You'll find a mix of Dalmatian restaurants and international options. There's also everything from fine dining to local taverns, so whatever your budget or food preference, you won't be disappointed.

Is Zagreb or Split Better for Nightlife?

Zagreb
Split

Split is a must-visit destination for nightlife and partying. Also, Zagreb is still popular, but not quite as popular for its evening party scene.

Split is a world class party destination. It has some of the best nightlife on mainland Croatia. Backpackers and students flock to this city for its parties and nightclubs. There's a great live music scene as well as DJs who keep the party going well into the early morning.

The nightlife in Zagreb has something for everybody. There are a huge number of live music venues, clubs, and bars around town where locals hang out late into the evening. The city's nightlife has a more local vibe than other Croatian cities, so you can party with the students and residents and get a true feel for the Croatian culture.

Is Zagreb or Split Better for Resorts?

Zagreb
Split

Split is a great destination for its resorts. However, Zagreb is not a resort destination.

There are plenty of resorts in Split to choose from. You'll find a mix of popular resort chains, local boutique hotels, vacation rentals, and hostels. Whatever your budget or travel style there are options available.

Zagreb is not a resort destination.


Is Zagreb or Split Better for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling?

Zagreb
Split

Split is a great destination for its diving and snorkeling. However, Zagreb is not a scuba or snorkeling destination.

There are many scuba diving and snorkeling spots near Split. Some of the best snorkeling is found around the Kornati Islands. There are many boat trips that take visitors to some of the best snorkeling spots near Split.

Zagreb is not a scuba or snorkeling destination.

Is Zagreb or Split Better for Beaches?

Zagreb
Split

Split is a great destination for the beache. However, Zagreb is not a beach destination.

Many people visit Split for it's beautiful beaches. There are many beaches in the area that are a mix of pebbly or sandy. Many have restaurants or bars nearby and the vibe is social and laid back. Some of the best beaches near town are Bacvice Beach, Žnjan Beach, and Kasjuni Beach.

Zagreb is not a beach destination.

Is Zagreb or Split Better for its Old Town?

Zagreb
Split

Zagreb is an excellent place to visit for its old town. Also, Split is not quite as popular, but is fairly good for its historic old town charm.

There are many historical things to see in the old town of Zagreb. The upper town is filled with charm, cafes, and historical landmarks such as St. Mark Church, Kamenita Vrata (the Stone Gate), and the cathedral.

Split offers a nice historic old town area. The old town spreads out from Diocletian's Palace and People's Square. It's filled with cobblestone streets and restaurants that spill into the outdoors.


Is the Shopping Better in Zagreb or Split?

Zagreb
Split

Shopping is a popular activity in both Split and Zagreb.

Zagreb is a popular shopping destination with plenty of stores. The city has a huge number of shopping centers where you'll find retail shops selling international brands, clothing, jewelry, sporting goods, and more.

Many visitors explore the shopping areas in Split. Shopping and sightseeing are intermixed in town. Make sure you don't miss the Old Market, which is the city's main outdoor market. There are many shops all through the old town as well.

Is Zagreb or Split Better for Families?

Zagreb
Split

Split is a great destination for its family-friendly activities. Also, Zagreb is still popular, but not quite as popular for its kid-friendly activities.

Split is a very kid-friendly city. With its parks, beaches, and outdoor activities, kids will love this spot. Zvonac Park is one of the best in town for kids. Young kids will appreciate the Dinasour Playground. Also make sure you allow time to explore Diocletian's Palace and Klis Fortress. There are also beaches and other water activities that are fun for the whole family.

Zagreb offers lots of family activities. The city is filled with parks where kids can run around. There are also kid-friendly museums like the Museum of Illusions and markets that are fun for the whole family. While it doesn't have the coastal activities that many Croatian towns offer, this is a unique city in its own way.

Is Zagreb or Split Better for Couples?

Zagreb
Split

Split is a must-visit destination for its romantic activities. Also, Zagreb is still popular, but not quite as popular for couples.

Split is fantastic couple's destination with fun and romantic activities. It's not uncommon for couples to choose Split as their honeymoon destination. The old town is filled with character and charm. There are also parks where you can enjoy a picnic and beaches where you can soak up the fun of the Adriatic Sea. Cafes serving local cuisine spill into the streets and the old world charm offers a romantic ambiance that can only be found in Croatia.

Zagreb is a good city for couples to visit. Filled with history and beautiful parks, this often overlooked Croatian city actually has a lot that couples can enjoy. The historical monuments offer a glimpse into the country's past and the markets let you experience a more authentic side to what has become a very touristy country.


Is Zagreb or Split Better for Backpackers and Budget Travelers?

Zagreb
Split

Split is a must-visit destination for backpackers. Also, Zagreb is still popular, but not quite as popular for backpackers and budget travelers.

Backpackers and budget travelers come from all over the world to visit Split. There's no shortage of hostels in town. This is a not-to-be-missed backpacker destination in Croatia and the social scene, beaches, water activities, and history all make Split a highlight for many backpackers.

Plenty of budget travelers and backpackers visit Zagreb. Because it's not the most touristy city, prices are reasonable. There are also a wide range of hostels in town where you can meet other backpackers and enjoy the fun environment.

Is Zagreb or Split Better for Students?

Zagreb
Split

Zagreb and Split are excellent places to visit for students.

Many students visit Zagreb. There's an endless supply of bars and cafes where students hang out. This is a great student city that offers access to many beautiful parts of Croatia and Europe in general.

Split is a very popular city for students and younger travelers. It's easy to visit on a student's budget. There are plenty of hostels and a huge party scene that bring backpackers and students together.

Is Zagreb or Split Better for Public Transit? Which Is Easier to Get Around Without a Car?

Zagreb
Split

Zagreb is an excellent place to visit for times when you don't have a car. Also, Split is not quite as popular, but is fairly good for its public transit.

Public transit in Zagreb can get you to some places easily. The system includes trams, buses, and a funicular.

You'll find some public transit in Split, but it may not be enough to take you everywhere. There are bus services that will help you get around town.


Is Zagreb or Split a more walkable city?

Zagreb
Split

Zagreb and Split both are excellent when exploring on foot.

Zagreb is a very walkable city. It's a city that lives outdoors. It's very walkable with many outdoor cafes and parks where you can take a stroll.

Split is a very walkable destination. The city is laid out in a pedestrian-friendly way so it's easy to explore on foot, particularly in the old town. It's also easy to get lost, but that's all part of the fun.

For even more information, also check out Is Zagreb Worth Visiting? and Is Split Worth Visiting?.

Should I spend more time in Split or Zagreb?

How long in Zagreb or Split?

It's fun to spend time in either Zagreb or Split. In our opinion, Split has more to see and do, so we recommend spending more time in Split than Zagreb. However, 2-4 days is a good amount of time to spend in either destination.

Families should spend more time in Split than Zagreb. Because of the many family-friendly attractions and fun things to do for kids in Split, it's a great place to visit with the whole family.

Couples should spend more time in Split than Zagreb. You'll find plenty of romantic sights and fun activities in Split that are perfect for a weekend getaway or a longer couple's trip.

Backpackers and budget travelers should spend more time in Split than Zagreb if your budget allows for it. With a larger number of budget-friendly sights, good nightlife, and active things to do, anyone traveling on a budget would have a good time in Split.


  • How many days in Zagreb or Split? Ideal Length of Stay
    Zagreb 2-4 
    Split 2-4

One day in Zagreb or Split?

In Zagreb, many people enjoy the shopping and museums that this under-rated destination offers. Make sure you visit the old town while you're here. This city offers a variety of activities to choose from. Since there is so much to do in the area, one day is probably not enough for all of it.

Many travelers enjoy the scuba diving and snorkeling and shopping when visiting the destination of Split. It's a great spot for a beach vacation. But since there are so many activities, you'll likely want to spend more than one day exploring.

A weekend in Zagreb or Split?

It's hard to know how much time to spend in Zagreb. For many, it makes a great getaway for a weekend. Most visitors spend time around the old town while in the area. This would be the perfect place to spend a weekend, as it has just the right amount of activities. The length of your ideal trip is an individual decision.

Split is a great place to explore. It is common to spend a weekend here. Don't miss the nightlife, as that's what most people do. With all of its activities, you can easily fill a weekend here. Your budget might influence how long you stay.


Five days in Zagreb or Split?

Zagreb is a fun place to experience. Travelers enjoy the nightlife and food when visiting the destination of Zagreb. Visiting the old town is also a must. Most people find that five days is more than enough time to see everything.

It's hard to know how much time to spend in Split. Don't miss the nightlife, as that's what most people do. Most people come for the beaches. Five days may feel like too much time unless you plan to do a lot of relaxing. It has many unique tourist attractions and fascinating things to do.

A week in Zagreb or Split?

You'll find food and shopping around the historic destination of Zagreb. The old town is one of the main draws for visitors. Take your pick from the many activities offered here. One week is plenty of time to see everything, even with extra days to spare.

Travelers enjoy the nightlife and food when visiting the touristy destination of Split. This city offers a variety of activities to choose from. Many visitors spend time at the beach while visiting the area. Most people find that one week is more than enough time to see everything.


For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 2-Week Tours from Dubrovnik, The Best 2-Week Tours from Split, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Croatia, and The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Croatia.


Which place is cheaper, Split or Zagreb?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Zagreb is $84, while the average daily cost in Split is $120. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Zagreb and Split in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Zagreb $53
    Split $80
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Zagreb $106
    Split $160
Compare Hotels in Zagreb and Split

Looking for a hotel in Zagreb or Split? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Zagreb


Hotels in Split


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Zagreb Hotel Prices and Split Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Zagreb $9.97
    Split $16

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Zagreb

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Zagreb:

  • private transfer from Trogir/Split to Zagreb via Plitvice: $2,709
  • Private Walking Tour with Funicular Ride & Transfers: $54
  • Private Transfer to/from Zagreb Airport: $27
  • Bus transfer from/to Rijeka: $7.04
  • Zagreb- Ljubljana. Private transfer: $198
  • Zagreb to Trieste private and direct transfer with a local driver: $177
  • Zagreb to Split Group Transfer with Plitvice Lakes guided Tour: $154
  • Zagreb to Rovinj private transfer or vice versa: $276
  • Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes area - Private Transfer (or vice-versa): $166
  • Zagreb to Franjo Tudman Airport(ZAG) - Departure Private Transfer: $17
  • Zagreb to Budapest Private Transfer by Minivan: $541
  • Zagreb airport to Zagreb city private one-way transfer: $88

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Split

Also for Split, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Split Airport (SPU) to Cruise Port of Split - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $55
  • Airport Private Transfer from Split: $37
  • Airport transfers - round trip: $148
  • Arrival Transfer Split Airport SPU to Split City by Car or Van: $51
  • Be transferred in style! Every day Airport Transfer of Split: $108
  • Cruise Port of Split to Split Hotels - Arrival Private Transfer: $28
  • Cruise Port of Private Transfer to Split hotels: $133
  • Direct Transfer In Private Car From Split To Dubrovnik: $243
  • From Split or Trogir: Cetina River Rafting with Transfer: $76
  • From 1-Way Private Transfer to Zagreb: $677
  • From Private 1-Way Transfer to Dubrovnik: $392
  • From Zagreb Transfer & Plitvice Lakes Tour: $161

Is it cheaper to fly into Zagreb or Split?

Prices for flights to both Split and Zagreb change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Zagreb $18
    Split $26

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Zagreb

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Zagreb.

  • Taste Zagreb Food Tour: $75
  • Taste Zagreb Food Tour: $76
  • Strukli cooking class with Dolac Market Tour: $83
  • Zagreb Walking Food Tour - Sightseeing - Dolac market visit: $138
  • Croatian cuisine cooking class with Dolac market tour: $138
  • Private Food Tour with Tastings: $176
  • Wine & Food tour of Plešivica near Zagreb: $965

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Split

For Split, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Small Group Food Tour: $38
  • Food Tour in Split ( Small Group): $78
  • Split Food Tour (Small Group): $99
  • Vegan Food tour of Split with local gastronomy: $103
  • Dinner In Dalmatia: A Family Affair Outside Split: $109
  • Split Food Tour: Discover Split One Bite At A Time: $132
  • Split Cooking Class: $171
  • Split Cooking Class - Afternoon Edition Shared Activity: $193
  • Private Authentic Wine & Food tour from Split: $243

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Zagreb $13
    Split $4.07

Tours and Activities in Zagreb

Here are a few actual costs in Zagreb for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Grand Zagreb Tour : $100
  • Private eclectic experience of Rastoke and Plitvice Lakes National Park: $166
  • Zagreb History Walking Tour: $32
  • (120 min) Zagreb All Around Tour - Lower town/Upper town: $80
  • 2-Hour Unveiling A Captivating History Tour: $108
  • 4-hour Private Zagreb & the Mountain Tour in a Yugo car: $116
  • All-Inclusive Day Tour Zagreb-Rastoke-Plitvice Lakes-Split: $1,029
  • Archaeological Tour of Zagreb: $53
  • Artistic Heritage in Zagreb - Walking Tour: $168
  • Back to Yugoslavia Private City Tour in Old-Timer Yugo Car: $94
  • Baroque Varaždin and Trakošćan Castle Private Tour: $188
  • Beautiful Christmas in Zagreb - Walking Tour: $438

Tours and Activities in Split

For Split, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.25
  • Emanuel Vidović Gallery Entrance Ticket: $6.50
  • City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.50
  • Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour: $6.50
  • Split Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.63
  • Entry Ticket to the Cellars of Diocletian's Palace: $8.67
  • Roman Ruins Sightseeing Self-Guided Audio Tour: $8.99
  • Sightseeing Split's Roman Ruins: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $8.99
  • Split's Old Town and Marjan Hill: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $8.99
  • Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App: $9.48
  • Klis Fortress GOT and Olive Museum Entry Tickets: $11
  • Split Guided Walking Tour-From Roman Times to Modern Times: $13

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Zagreb $9.77
    Split $8.73

Sample the Local Flavors in Zagreb

Also in Zagreb, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Local Craft Distillery Pairing Spirits with Local Craft Chocolate: $17
  • Zagreb Pub Crawl: $17
  • Zagreb:Private Bar Crawling and Alcohol Testing with a Guide: $33
  • Plesivica countryside Wine Tasting: $142
  • Private Wine Tasting Tour from Zagreb: $210
  • Castles & Wine Tasting - Private Day Trip from Zagreb: $235
  • Plesivica Region Wine Tasting Half-day Tour : $276

Sample the Local Flavors in Split

Also in Split, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Krka & Sibenik Tour with Boat Ride, Swimming or Wine Tasting: $23
  • From Krka Waterfalls & Swimming & Wine tasting: $24
  • From Krka Waterfalls, Food & Wine Tasting Tour: $25
  • Tower Pub Crawl in Split: $30
  • Split/Trogir: Krka National Park Day Trip with Wine Tasting: $38
  • Wine Tasting and Sunset Klis Fortress Tour from Split: $39
  • Krka Waterfalls, Food & Wine Tasting tour from Split: $40
  • Krka Waterfalls and wine tasting Tour from Split or Trogir : $46
  • Krka National Park Tour with tour Guide & Wine tasting from Split & Trogir: $46
  • Wine Tasting in the Diocletian's Palace: $54
  • Wine Tasting in the Diocletian’s Palace: $55
  • Vineyard Wine Tasting Experience with a Sea view from Split: $102


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Zagreb and Split, we can see that Split is more expensive. And not only is Zagreb much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Zagreb would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Zagreb and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Split would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Split than you might in Zagreb.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Zagreb Expensive? and Is Split Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Zagreb or Split?

Zagreb has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Split. When comparing the sizes of Zagreb and Split, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Zagreb or Split?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Zagreb or Split in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Zagreb as well as Split. The summer months attract visitors to Zagreb because of the city activities and the family-friendly experiences. Additionally, the beaches, snorkeling, the city activities, and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Split this time of year.

Zagreb is cooler than Split in the summer. The daily temperature in Zagreb averages around 22°C (72°F) in July, and Split fluctuates around 26°C (80°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Split. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Zagreb this time of the year. In the summer, Zagreb often gets less sunshine than Split. Zagreb gets 266 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Split receives 345 hours of full sun.

Zagreb usually gets more rain in July than Split. Zagreb gets 87 mm (3.4 in) of rain, while Split receives 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Zagreb 22°C (72°F) 
    Split 26°C (80°F)

Should I visit Zagreb or Split in the Autumn?

Both Split and Zagreb are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. The city's sights and attractions and the shopping scene are the main draw to Zagreb this time of year. Also, many travelers come to Split for the city's sights and attractions and the shopping scene.

In the autumn, Zagreb is cooler than Split. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Zagreb in October average around 13°C (55°F), and Split averages at about 18°C (64°F).

It's quite sunny in Split. Zagreb usually receives less sunshine than Split during autumn. Zagreb gets 133 hours of sunny skies, while Split receives 200 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Zagreb usually receives less rain than Split. Zagreb gets 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Split receives 79 mm (3.1 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Zagreb 13°C (55°F) 
    Split 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Zagreb or Split in the Winter?

Both Split and Zagreb during the winter are popular places to visit. Many travelers come to Zagreb for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine. Also, many visitors come to Split in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Be prepared for some very cold days in Zagreb. In January, Zagreb is generally much colder than Split. Daily temperatures in Zagreb average around 1°C (35°F), and Split fluctuates around 8°C (47°F).

In the winter, Zagreb often gets less sunshine than Split. Zagreb gets 54 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Split receives 128 hours of full sun.

Zagreb usually gets less rain in January than Split. Zagreb gets 53 mm (2.1 in) of rain, while Split receives 83 mm (3.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Zagreb 1°C (35°F) 
    Split 8°C (47°F)

Should I visit Zagreb or Split in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Zagreb and Split. Many visitors come to Zagreb in the spring for the activities around the city. Also, most visitors come to Split for the beaches and the activities around the city during these months.

Zagreb is cooler than Split in the spring. The daily temperature in Zagreb averages around 13°C (55°F) in April, and Split fluctuates around 15°C (59°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Split this time of the year. Zagreb usually receives less sunshine than Split during spring. Zagreb gets 163 hours of sunny skies, while Split receives 212 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Zagreb usually receives around the same amount of rain as Split. Zagreb gets 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Split receives 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Zagreb 13°C (55°F) 
    Split 15°C (59°F)

Typical Weather for Split and Zagreb

Zagreb Split
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 1°C (35°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 8°C (47°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
Feb 4°C (39°F) 46 mm (1.8 in) 9°C (48°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Mar 8°C (47°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 11°C (52°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Apr 13°C (55°F) 65 mm (2.6 in) 15°C (59°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
May 17°C (63°F) 83 mm (3.3 in) 20°C (67°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)
Jun 20°C (69°F) 101 mm (4 in) 23°C (74°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Jul 22°C (72°F) 87 mm (3.4 in) 26°C (80°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Aug 22°C (71°F) 91 mm (3.6 in) 26°C (79°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Sep 18°C (65°F) 81 mm (3.2 in) 22°C (72°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Oct 13°C (55°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 18°C (64°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
Nov 8°C (46°F) 85 mm (3.3 in) 13°C (56°F) 108 mm (4.3 in)
Dec 3°C (37°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 10°C (49°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)