Split (Croatia)

Split is the second largest city of Croatia, located by the Adriatic Sea, in southern Croatia. Split is famous as a beach holiday destination and for its historic city center, that is filled with temples, walls and squares, which were built by the Romans. The local climate is exceptionally mild even for the Mediterranean and rainfall is very rare. The historic center is built around an ancient Roman palace, and at the time of the Roman Empire even two original Sphinx statues have been imported from Egypt. The area has also a licensed diving center, an open market (Pazar), as well as smaller caves, of which is believed that the ancient saint Jeronimus has lived in.

Population: 188,694
Beach : Yes
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: No
Official language: Croatian
Skill level of the English language : Good
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Croatian kuna (HRK)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: In casual restaurants it is common to round up the bill as a tip.
Time in destination: Jan 25, 2021, 8:44:08 AM

Location map

Weather Forecast


Heavy rain



Clear sky






Partly cloudy









Rain showers


Monthly Weather Conditions

Although Split has a mild climate throughout the year, the best time to visit this prettyMediterranean city is May to June and September and October. During these months, days are pleasant and sunny, and being the shoulder season accomodations are easier and cheaper to find as compared to the peak season. 

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 45.3 50.0 41.2 9
February 46.6 51.8 42.1 8
March 50.7 56.1 45.7 8
April 57.0 63.3 51.4 8
May 65.1 72.3 59.2 6
June 72.3 79.7 65.5 6
July 77.7 85.6 70.5 3
August 77.4 84.6 70.0 4
September 70.5 77.2 64.4 5
October 62.4 68.0 57.4 7
November 54.0 58.8 49.5 10
December 47.7 52.2 43.5 10

More information: Split forecast and weather conditions monthly

Guide video

Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Split is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $55.42, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $184.36, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $51.21
  • Hotel (3 stars): $74.93
  • Hotel (4 stars): $114.65
  • Hotel (5 stars): $218.31
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $11.15
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $17.96
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $2.57
  • Meal, McDonalds: $6.91
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $8.84

More information: Split price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Split destination map


Split has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 65.6 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 85.5 (better than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 67.5 (better than United states average 41.7)

More information: Split safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe