The Best Time To Visit Varaždin – Explore All Its Beauties

best time to visit varazdin

The time you choose to go to Varaždin can affect your experience, both in a good and a bad way. To get the most out of your visit, I decided to share my recommendation on the best time to visit Varaždin.

That way, you’ll be able to enjoy this beautiful northern Croatian city in its full appearance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Varaždin is best to visit in August during the Spancirfest festival.
  • If you don’t like crowds, visiting Varaždin in Spring or in Autumn may be a better choice, especially because of the beautiful nature.
  • Varaždin is a great city to visit on a one-day trip from Zagreb.

The Best Time To Visit Varaždin

Generally, the best time to visit Varaždin is in August, during the Spancirfest festival. It’s one of the most popular festivals in the whole of Croatia, and if you decide to visit Varaždin during those days, you’ll be able to experience a city full of people and events.

The Spancirfest festival attracts ca. 200,000 guests each year, which is, for such a little city, an extreme amount of tourists.

But of course, each of us is different, and here are a few other options to consider:

  • Visit Varaždin during Spring if you want to enjoy the city’s beauties without the crowds and experience the city as it is on a normal day.
  • If you’re more into culture, I recommend visiting Varaždin in Autumn, September, because then you can enjoy Baroque evenings – the oldest Croatian classic music festival.
  • And if you prefer spending your Christmas holidays on a trip, Varaždin may be a perfect choice if you’re looking for a small yet charming town to enjoy your winter days off.

What’s The Weather Like in Varaždin

In my opinion, Varaždin has a perfect climate: it’s not too hot during summer, and it’s not extremely cold during winter period.

Here’s a table that I created that might help you decide the perfect time based on your weather preferences:

SeasonTypical WeatherProsCons
Spring (March-May)Mild temperatures, increasing sunshinePleasant for walks, outdoor cafes bloomFestivals like Špancirfest, outdoor activities, and thermal springs nearby
Summer (June-August)Warm to hot, sunny days, occasional thunderstormsCrowds increase, and some attractions may have longer linesRain becomes more frequent, and days get shorter
Autumn (September-November)Cooler temperatures, vibrant foliageBaroque Evenings Festival, fewer crowds, harvest eventsDaylight hours are limited, some outdoor attractions may be closed
Winter (December-February)Cold, potential for snowPotential Christmas markets, cozy indoor experiencesDaylight hours are limited; some outdoor attractions may be closed

If you want to see more info on the weather, I recommend checking out average temperatures in Varaždin. It’s a history graph showing average temperatures, so you can know what to expect from each month.

How Long To Stay in Varaždin

varazdin main square

Varaždin is a small town (ca. 50,000 people), and you don’t need a lot to visit all of its beauties.

However, I still recommend spending at least two to three days in Varaždin. That way, you’ll be able to carefully visit each corner of this city, including its top attractions.

And if you want to explore a little bit outside of Varaždin, I recommend staying even longer. For instance, there’s a Trakoscan Castle just a few miles from Varaždin where you can easily spend almost a full day.

Varaždin is a great city to explore while visiting Zagreb, the Croatian capital. It’s pretty close, and if you’re really in a rush, you can even organize a one-day trip from Zagreb to see the best attractions in Varaždin.

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