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3 Days in Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik is a fabulously enchanting city, with so much to offer all travel tastes. Settled between the Adriatic and the Dinaric Alps, its Adriatic coast is stunning; the Old Town of Dubrovnik is charming and well worth exploring; plus, the city is a very affordable destination for many overseas tourists, meaning you can pack even more into your three days. Get ready to enter a European paradise — surrounded by numerous islands and lots of attractions for all age groups — and if you can, do stay longer to experience even more!

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

32 Places

9 City Tips

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32 Places

Day 1

City Harbor

Marinas

Old Town

Neighbourhoods

Ancient City Walls

Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas

Minceta Fortress

Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Lookouts

Fort Lovrijenac

Historic Sites

Church of Saint Blaise

Churches & Cathedrals

Placa Thoroughfare (Stradun)

Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Churches & Cathedrals

War Photo Limited

Speciality Museums

Pile Gate

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Onophrian Fountain

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Franciscan Monastery

Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, History Museums

Brsalje Street

Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Dubrovnik Cable Car

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Museum of Croatian War of Independence

Military Museums

Sveti Jakov Beach

Beaches

D'Vino Wine Bar

Bars & Clubs

Day 2

Mjlet National Park

Islands, National Parks

Island of Lokrum

Islands

Benedictine Monastery

Sacred & Religious Sites

Cruises With Karaka

Boat Tours

Elafiti Islands

Islands

Sipan

Islands

Korcula Island - Priscapac

Historic Sites, Islands

Cave Bar More

Bars & Clubs

Ice Bar Dubrovnik

Bars & Clubs

Day 3

Outdoor Croatia Sea Kayaking

Kayaking & Canoeing

Adventure Dalmatia - Day Tours

Kayaking & Canoeing, Bike Tours, Hiking & Camping Tours

Bacina Lakes

Bodies of Water

European Route E65

Scenic Drives

Skar Winery Dubrovnik

Other Food & Drink

Cafe Buza

Bars & Clubs

Hristo Y's City Tips

  • The beautiful coastal resorts on both sides of Dubrovnik are perfect for those looking for more tranquility.
  • The Old Town within the city walls is stunning. Leave ample time to simply wander its cobblestone streets.
  • Tipping is normally 10% of the total bill, and is often automatically added at restaurants.
  • There are direct flights from most major European cities to Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik Airport is about 25km from the city center.
  • Most of the major sites listed are in close proximity to one another — I recommend walking wherever possible, and taking a bus or a taxi where necessary.
  • If you are on a tight budget, many attractions offer discounts when you book online in advance.
  • Do not neglect the islands, they will surprise you! Mix and match city sightseeing with more adventurous trips further afield to experience Dubrovnik and its surroundings at their best.
  • If you want to learn more about the major sightseeing spots, always hire a guide.
  • Buy a Dubrovnik Card visitor pass which will save you time and money at many major attractions. You can order it online in advance.
    Day 1
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    City Harbor
    Marinas
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    Hristo Y Says:

    The city harbor is a magnificent place to enjoy a morning walk and take some photos against the backdrop of the crystal clear, stunningly beautiful sea. Also, as many of the companies run their boat trips from here to the different islands nearby, you can pick up some ideas for days two and three.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Go early in the morning to avoid the crowds.
    • There is a little pier where you could take a swim, sunbathe on the rocks, or just sit and enjoy the view from one of the benches.
    • There are some wonderful picnic spots around the harbor.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • while away time while watching the boats go by 19/10/2017
    • It's Nice 18/10/2017
    • City Harbor
    Other:
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    Old Town
    Neighbourhoods
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    Hristo Y Says:

    Next, it's time to dive straight into Old Town — a must-see for all visitors to Dubrovnik. With its splendid old churches and buildings, city walls, alleys, museums, and large number of restaurants and souvenir shops, you could easily spend hours here depending on your time and interests. It's certainly worth it!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you're ok to be among crowds of people, come during the day. If not, visit here in the evening.
    • Take photos from the main coastal road, and then go down into the Old Town itself.
    • Preferably book restaurants here in advance, especially during the high season.
    • Take a guided walk. It's inexpensive, and worth it to better understand the history of Dubrovnik.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Dock 19/10/2017
    • Have a closer look 19/10/2017
    • Old Town
    Other:
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    Ancient City Walls
    Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
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    Hristo Y Says:

    The ancient city walls of Dubrovnik are part of the Old Town, and offer magnificent views over the Adriatic sea. With small towers on most corners, and traces of history at every step, it's really worth devoting ample time to walking here, and taking lots photos. No visit to Dubrovnik is complete without seeing the Ancient City Walls!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • It can be very hot here in the afternoon, especially during summer. The best time to come and see the beauty of the walls is in the morning.
    • You don't need a guide here. It's just wonderful to take your time and enjoy it.
    • There is an entrance fee for the Ancient City Walls, but it's well worth the money.
    • Wear comfy shoes — there are lots of steps to tackle.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • For the GOT fans 19/10/2017
    • Great views 19/10/2017
    • Ancient City Walls
    Address:
    Placa ulica 32
    just inside Pile Gate, to the left.
    Dubrovnik 20000
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 20 638 800
    Other:
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    Minceta Fortress
    Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Lookouts
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    Hristo Y Says:

    The Fortress is the highest point of the City Walls, and it's included in the ticket. It's well worth climbing the endless steps to the top, where you'll find one of the most beautiful views of Dubrovnik and the surrounding islands. Bring water with you to help with the climb!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Lots of steps, so wear appropriate shoes.
    • Game of Thrones fans will love this place!
    • Bring some snacks and water with you, and enjoy brunch here.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Part of City Walls admission 18/10/2017
    • Great views and history not to be missed. 08/10/2017
    • Minceta Fortress
    Other:
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    Fort Lovrijenac
    Historic Sites
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    Hristo Y Says:

    The fort is the 'natural' extension of the City Walls in Dubrovnik. You should expect lots of steps to get here, and once inside, you'll find a simple design complemented by stunning views of the Old Town from a different perspective.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Your ticket for the Old City Walls covers the Fort.
    • Game of Thrones fans are sure to be reminded of a scene or two while exploring here.
    • Some people find it tough to climb and reach the Fort; the hike is only recommended for those with a reasonable level of fitness.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Just ok 19/10/2017
    • Worth it for the views 19/10/2017
    • Fort Lovrijenac
    Other:
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    Church of Saint Blaise
    Churches & Cathedrals
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    Hristo Y Says:

    Dedicated to the patron saint of the city, and constructed in 1715 in Venetian Baroque style, this church's architecture is rare and very impressive. Located right in the heart of the Old Town, it's a must-see attraction for its marble altars, the Gothic statue of St. Blaise, and the Blessing of Throats ritual which takes place after Mass.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • This is probably the most beautiful and amazing building on the Luza Square.
    • Respect this working church by covering your shoulders and keeping noise to a minimum.
    • The best time to visit is during Mass.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very beautiful altar 19/10/2017
    • church inside the old town 18/10/2017
    • Church of Saint Blaise
    Address:
    Placa Thoroughfare
    Dubrovnik
    Croatia
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    Placa Thoroughfare (Stradun)
    Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Hristo Y Says:

    The main walking street of the Old Town is wide enough to accommodate the crowds in peak periods — which can be rather large! You could easily spend hours roaming here, watching the free entertainment, and sampling everything from finger food to top quality meals. Take note of the interesting sense of uniformity among the street's buildings here, whose green shutters contrast the limestone.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • A great street for window shopping.
    • It takes five minutes to walk from one end to the other, if you don't stop anywhere.
    • All major attractions are in close proximity to this street, and easily reachable on foot.
    • Explore the side streets as they may well enchant you more. They're full of little shops, with good deals and helpful staff.
    • It's even more beautiful here in the evening, with all the lights on.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The heart of Dubrovnik 19/10/2017
    • Stradun - can't miss it 18/10/2017
    • Placa Thoroughfare (Stradun)
    Address:
    Old Dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 99 558 3056
    Other:
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    Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola
    Churches & Cathedrals
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    Hristo Y Says:

    Nestled in a narrow street just off Stradun, the Church of St Ignatius of Loyola is an especially beautiful Jesuit church. It should not be missed unless you are really short of time, particularly as it's considered to have the greatest Baroque characteristics in the city. With it' stunning ceiling and side chapels, if you have time to see only one church in Dubrovnik, this should be it.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Mass is in English and held on Sundays at 11am.
    • It's worth the hike up the extended stairs!
    • Free entrance.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful church 07/10/2017
    • Build old church 07/10/2017
    • Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola
    Address:
    Poljana R. Boskovica
    Dubrovnik
    Croatia
    Other:
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    War Photo Limited
    Speciality Museums
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    Hristo Y Says:

    Also located within the walls of the Old Town, this specialty museum is a must for those interested in better understanding the history of the conflict in Dubrovnik during the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. With two floors of photos, prints, and multimedia, it's particularly insightful to be able to compare visually just how much the war has affected this city. In order to really feel and understand the culture of Dubrovnik, you simply must visit this museum.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be prepared for some shocking photos telling the story of the siege of Dubrovnik.
    • You don't need to spend a lot of time here — ideal as a quick stop-off.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • So much beauty in all the horror 18/10/2017
    • Powerful 14/10/2017
    • War Photo Limited
    Address:
    Antuninska 6
    Dubrovnik 20000
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 20 322 166
    Price range:
    US$9 - US$9
    Hours:
    Wed - Mon
    10:00 - 16:00
    Other:
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    Pile Gate
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Hristo Y Says:

    This very busy gateway is the main entrance/exit to the Old Town: No matter which way you are coming or going, you will definitely pass by or walk through it. Take a moment to look up at the archway as you walk on the stone bridge in order to see and photograph a carving of St. Blaise holding Dubrovnik in his hand.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Come early in the morning or late in the evening for photo ops with fewer people.
    • Inside the Pile Gate, take the stairs or the ramp to gain access to the main street —Stradun.
    • Outside the Pile Gate is a busy square where both tourist and city buses stop.
    • There are lots of shops and restaurants close by.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The main entrance to the Old Town 19/10/2017
    • The gateway 19/10/2017
    • Pile Gate
    Address:
    Ulica Vrata od Pila
    Dubrovnik
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 99 558 3056
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    Onophrian Fountain
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Hristo Y Says:

    Onofrio della Cava built this huge fountain in the square at Pile Gate — and another smaller one in Luza Square close to the Bell Tower — to ensure sufficient supply of fresh water to the city. Built in the mid-15th century, it's a historic masterpiece, and the perfect place to refresh yourself on a hot summer day.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • This is a good meeting point should you need to arrange a rendezvous.
    • This is the starting point for most Old Town tours.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Pretty and funny 19/10/2017
    • Free water 19/10/2017
    • Onophrian Fountain
    Address:
    Placa 32
    Dubrovnik 20000
    Croatia
    Other:
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    Franciscan Monastery
    Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, History Museums
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    Hristo Y Says:

    This monastery is also located at Pile Gate, at the start of Stradun on the left side. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the main street for a while, and enjoy the beautiful architecture and detailed sculptures of the double-columned Romanesque arches, plus the pretty central courtyard in this calm and serene retreat.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • There is a small museum here, as well as an ancient pharmacy — one of Europe's oldest — which is still in use today.
    • There is a small entrance fee, payable at the gates.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The most polite and helpful people in whole Croatia are here 09/10/2017
    • Fascininating history, including recent past 08/10/2017
    • Franciscan Monastery
    Address:
    Placa 2
    Dubrovnik 20000
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 20 321 410
    Other:
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    Brsalje Street
    Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Hristo Y Says:

    The street leading you out of the Old Town has got so much to offer and will fascinate all age groups. Although everything around you is old, it's been beautifully maintained, and you'll enjoy admiring the buildings as you wander leisurely from Pile Gate to the new town. Most major sights are located in and around this area, accompanied by myriad shops, excellent restaurants, and plenty of benches to sit and relax on while watching the crowds pass by. An excellent place to catch a bus, hire a tour guide, or hail a taxi.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • This is a very busy place, where you could buy all services you need for your holiday.
    • This is the perfect place to buy local, handmade souvenirs.
    • Various tourist buses leave from here.
    • Public toilets are available for a fee.
    • Walk from here to the new town and the new port where all the cruise ships dock.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #34 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • liked this street 18/10/2017
    • Plenty of Shops and Restaurants 06/10/2017
    • Brsalje Street
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    Dubrovnik Cable Car
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Hristo Y Says:

    When you've had your fill of exploring the Old Town, the cable car is an adventurous and entertaining way to view Dubrovnik, the Adriatic sea, and the islands from above. The views are just breathtaking, and you can see up to 60km away on a clear day. It's experience to remember!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • It's preferable to ride the cable car at sunset, if you have the time.
    • Buy tickets in advance to save time.
    • Take your time to visit the War Museum at the top (for an additional fee.)
    • The travel time is three minutes one-way.
    • Very romantic at the top, and an excellent spot for couples.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Views from the top 19/10/2017
    • Pricey but incredible view 19/10/2017
    • Dubrovnik Cable Car
    Address:
    Ul. kralja Petra Kresimira IV
    Dubrovnik 20000
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 20 325 393
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    Museum of Croatian War of Independence
    Military Museums
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    Hristo Y Says:

    A visit to this museum makes for a wonderful extension of your cable car ride once you reach the top. The detailed information on display here takes you back in time, with photos, informative texts, and multimedia clips all helping to enrich the experience.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • There are great views of one of the most important forts in Dubrovnik.
    • A discount is available if you buy a combined ticket for the cable car and the museum.
    • You may find the information and the photos very moving, so come prepared.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Enlightening 16/10/2017
    • Definitely go 15/10/2017
    • Museum of Croatian War of Independence
    Address:
    Fort Imperial
    Mount Srđ
    Dubrovnik
    Croatia
    Other:
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    Sveti Jakov Beach
    Beaches
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    Hristo Y Says:

    Another great contrast to exploring the Old Town, is an afternoon visit to this secluded beach, far away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist crowds. It's located behind the old church, and accessed via numerous stairs and a 30-minute walk — well worth the time it takes to get here for its peace and quiet.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Reasonably priced sunbeds and parasols are available for hire.
    • There is a really nice, shaded bar here which overlooks the beach and has delicious, reasonably priced food.
    • Rent a kayak on the beach, and paddle for about 10 minutes to reach the Betina Cave. (Most kayaking trips visit here.)
    • This is probably the best beach in Dubrovnik!
    • Bring sandals or swimming shoes as the seabed is stony.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Small but nice beach, great view of the Old City 19/10/2017
    • good beach not v good 18/10/2017
    • Sveti Jakov Beach
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    D'Vino Wine Bar
    Bars & Clubs
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    Hristo Y Says:

    A meal without wine is called breakfast — for all other times of the day, especially the evening, the charming and affordable D'Vino has you covered. Its excellent location, wines, cuisine, and setting all make for the place perfect for lunch or dinner during your stay. While in Dubrovnik you should definitely mingle with the locals and drink some quality wine — look no further than the small and cozy D'Vino.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • There's a great variety of wines to choose from. Try a local wine with your meal: Malvazija from Konalve, Crvik Vinogradi, and Tezoro Malvasija Dubrovvacka Bijela 2013 all come highly recommended.
    • The hummus is worth trying!
    • You can enjoy wine tastings and wine tours here.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 26 Nightlife in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very disappointing tasting experience 13/10/2017
    • Great mini wine tasting with cheese and meat board 17/09/2017
    • D'Vino Wine Bar
    Address:
    Palmoticeva 4a
    Dubrovnik 20000
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 20 321 130
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 02:00
    Other:
  • Day 2
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    Mjlet National Park
    Islands, National Parks
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    Hristo Y Says:

    Mljet is the eighth largest Croatian island, complete with beautiful landscapes, crystal clear sea, lakes, and an interesting cultural heritage. The island is situated in a remote are west of Dubrovnik, yet is easily accessible by boat and makes for a great day-trip destination. Explore Mljet National Park and enjoy the island's wonderfully enchanting beaches, and peaceful, pristine nature.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The best way to explore the island, and reach the National Park quickly, is by bike. These can be rented at the harbor.
    • Take a catamaran from Dubrovnik harbor. These usually leave at 9.15am, and heads back at 4.55pm.
    • Take a swim in the lakes.
    • Take your camera, hat, and sunscreen.
    • A diverse range of activities — on land and in water — are available on the island.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful island 16/10/2017
    • Great walk 09/10/2017
    • Mjlet National Park
    Other:
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    Island of Lokrum
    Islands
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    Hristo Y Says:

    Another good day or half-day excursion is the Island of Lokrum, located just 700 meters from Dubrovnik port, in front of the Old Town. Covered in dark-green vegetation, the island is full of history -— including an impressive Benedictine Monastery and a fort —and the best thing is that taxi boats will transport you there in about 10 minutes.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • There are lots of peacocks on the island — keep your camera handy!
    • It's forbidden to stay overnight on the island. The last boat departs at 7pm.
    • There are ladders to help you enter and exit the sea on all of Lokrum's rocky beaches.
    • On the southern part of the island, there is a small lake that links to the open sea (the Dead Sea) — perfect for families with children.
    • Visit the cafe-bar.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Tranquil and beautiful island 18/10/2017
    • An interesting little island 18/10/2017
    • Island of Lokrum
    Phone:
    07799436569
    Other:
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    Benedictine Monastery
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    Hristo Y Says:

    Located almost in the middle of Lokrum Island, this beautiful monastery is not easy to find, but it's worth the trek to this hidden gem, built in 1023. Nowadays, these tranquil ruins feature the remains of a cloister, ornamental gardens, and a bar.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • This is the perfect place to enjoy a drink after a swim, before heading back.
    • Remember: No one is allowed to stay on the island after 6pm!
    • One-day trips to Lokrum Island can be booked at Dubrovnik harbor.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #89 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    • Don't miss it and bring a swimsuit 04/10/2017
    • Nice monastery and botanical gardens 02/10/2017
    • Benedictine Monastery
    Address:
    Lokrum Island
    Dubrovnik
    Croatia
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    Cruises With Karaka
    Boat Tours
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    Hristo Y Says:

    Another option to explore from Dubrovnik harbor is a cruise aboard this Karaka replica, where you'll feel like a sailor back in the 18th century as you admire the beautiful sea views. Several different destinations and packages are on offer, including the Elaphite Island Cruise and Sunset and Dinner Cruise, so be sure to inquire at the harbor for more details — this authentic experience is one worth taking!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Delicious meals are served on board.
    • Book online for a discount.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 74 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Dream Cruise 12/10/2017
    • Lovely sunrise dinner cruise 02/10/2017
    • Cruises With Karaka
    Address:
    Old Town Port
    Dubrovnik
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 91 358 1888
    Price range:
    US$28 - US$28
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    Elafiti Islands
    Islands
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    Hristo Y Says:

    In a nutshell, a day trip to the Elafiti Islands guarantees crystal clear water, wonderful small villages, lush sub tropical vegetation, and beautiful landscapes — what more could you hope for? Boat trips covering the three islands — Sipan, Lopud and Kolocep — depart daily from Dubrovnik port, and some even include snorkeling stops along the way.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Carefully choose the company you buy the trip from — trips range from noisy excursions with lots of young party-people to more calm and relaxed voyages.
    • Lopud Island has the famous beach, which is worth the short, steep hike to get to.
    • These islands can be visited easily by the "Three Island Cruise," leaving at 9.30am and returning at 18.00pm. The food on the boats is excellent.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The Blue cave 19/10/2017
    • Tour of Elafiti Islands 17/10/2017
    • Elafiti Islands
    Address:
    north-west of Dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 20 437 183
    Other:
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    Sipan
    Islands
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    Hristo Y Says:

    Sipan is the largest of the Elafiti Islands, a very peaceful and unspoiled destination, and worth visiting especially for those looking to experience a deserted, Robinson Crusoe-style beach.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Explore the different beaches, and swim in the crystal clear water here.
    • Rent a bike to explore the island.
    • Rent a canoe and explore the coastline yourself.
    • Try the excellent food on the island. (Although do not expect a lot of choice, as the island has little in the way of tourist infrastructure.)
    • If you want to feel like a local, use the local ferry to get here.
    • Pay a visit to the local monastery — it's worth it.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #28 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • 3 Island tour 17/10/2017
    • Perhaps a bit too quiet for us 11/10/2017
    • Sipan
    Other:
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    Korcula Island - Priscapac
    Historic Sites, Islands
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    Hristo Y Says:

    Korcula island is well suited to a day trip, with plenty of beaches and seafront cafes to explore. Amble around the wonderful old town, with its cobbled streets and friendly locals: History, architecture, culture, and great food all combine to make a trip to this fascinating place very enjoyable.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Hire a local guide to show you around.
    • Diving and snorkeling are at their best at Korcula.
    • Buy local handmade souvenirs from here. The locals' craftsmanship is exquisite.
    • Climb the bell tower for fantastic views over the town.
    • Have a bowl of mussels at one of the restaurants overlooking the sea.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • 1 of 3 Island Tour 17/10/2017
    • Lovely Island 14/10/2017
    • Korcula Island - Priscapac
    Other:
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    Cave Bar More
    Bars & Clubs
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    Hristo Y Says:

    Part of a five star hotel, this bar always stuns its visitors by the very fact that it's located inside a cave! It's a really extraordinary and astonishing thing to enjoy a drink surrounded by stalagmites and stalactites, and there is an underground hole where you can actually see the water coming in from the sea! Plus, it's inexpensive, its outside terrace has a beautiful backdrop — literally right on the water — and both the music and the menu are fantastic. Well worth trying something different while in Dubrovnik!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Limited seats are available outside.
    • It's off the main way, between the hotels and the Lapad Harbor.
    • A ladder invites you to go down and have a swim off from the bar.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 26 Nightlife in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Stunning 16/10/2017
    • Great place for a few cocktails and a snack 16/10/2017
    • Cave Bar More
    Address:
    Kardinala Stepinca 33
    Hotel More
    Dubrovnik 20000
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 20 494 200
    Other:
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    Ice Bar Dubrovnik
    Bars & Clubs
    Hristo Y Says:

    Who would expect an ice bar in Dubrovnik? Well, here it is, and it's worth stopping by to enjoy a free drink as you cool off — it gets down to minus 10 degrees in here! — and escape from reality for a while in this surreal setting.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Visit in the hottest months, and during peak season.
    • Free drink on entry.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 26 Nightlife in Dubrovnik
    • nice but cold 24/08/2016
    • Wonderful cool down 17/11/2015
    • Ice Bar Dubrovnik
    Address:
    Poljana Paska Milicevica
    Izmedu Vrta 2
    Dubrovnik 20000
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 91 152 0257
    Price range:
    US$2 - US$2
    Other:
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    Outdoor Croatia Sea Kayaking
    Kayaking & Canoeing
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    Hristo Y Says:

    Day three in Dubrovnik, and it's time for something different. This city is the perfect starting point for a whole range of adrenaline, adventure, and outdoor activities in beautiful nature. So why not take your pick from rafting, kayaking, biking, cycling, diving, caving, group swimming, diving, and more? Any one of these will show you the other, more adventurous, face of Dubrovnik, and is worth devoting a few hours to.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Always try to book in advance.
    • This company offers excellent day trips with professional guides.
    • If you have more time you could book multi-day tours covering the neighboring countries.
    • These tours will take you to the most beautiful parts of Dubrovnik, and the islands not easily accessed by other tourist groups.
    • Try the Arches, Caves and Islands, Kayak and Bike Elaphite, or the Green Cave Adventure tours.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 99 Outdoor Activities in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Absolutely amazing experience! 10/10/2017
    • Incredible Custom cycling trip! 08/10/2017
    • Outdoor Croatia Sea Kayaking
    Address:
    Svetoga Krizha 3
    Dubrovnik 20000
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 20 418 282
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    09:00 - 20:00
    Sat - Sun
    09:00 - 14:00
    Other:
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    Adventure Dalmatia - Day Tours
    Kayaking & Canoeing, Bike Tours, Hiking & Camping Tours
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    Hristo Y Says:

    For those who love more extreme adventure, this is for you. With extreme canyoning, river tubing, rock climbing, stand-up paddle boarding, jeep safari, and paintball to choose from, there's something to suit every type of thrill-seeking personality in Dubrovnik.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Always book in advance.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 74 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantastic personal kayaking tour 16/10/2017
    • Kayak and Snorkelling 15/10/2017
    • Adventure Dalmatia - Day Tours
    Address:
    Od Tabakarije 1
    Pile Bay , Below Fort Lovrijenac
    Dubrovnik 20000
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 91 566 5942
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 20:00
    Other:
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    Bacina Lakes
    Bodies of Water
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    Hristo Y Says:

    For a more tranquil off-beat experience, these great natural lakes — just off the main road north of Ploce — are a difficult destination to beat. Secluded, and yet to be discovered by the tourist hordes, the lakes are great for swimming, boating, and paddle surfing.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • A paddle surfing tour is a great opportunity to experience the local culture, and rich diversity of flora and fauna around the Bacina Lakes and the delta of the Neretva river.
    • Accessible either by car or boat.
    • Take your fishing gear if you want to try your luck!
    • It's difficult to find a real beach here, but the water is clean and warm enough to take a swim.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #78 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    • Best part of our trip 02/09/2017
    • Hidden gem 26/07/2017
    • Bacina Lakes
    Address:
    Bacina
    Dubrovnik
    Croatia
    Other:
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    European Route E65
    Scenic Drives
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    Hristo Y Says:

    To get to know more of the wider region, take this scenic drive along the Adriatic coast, and enjoy the staggering landscapes along this two-lane road. Take a hire car, or bike up and down from Dubrovnik, and explore the little villages as you make your way towards Cavtat — a memorable experience for visitors of all ages.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Pick a day with nice weather.
    • Bring all documents, including passports, with you if you plan to cross borders.
    • Drive slowly, as most of the time the road is quite busy.
    • Numerous pit stops are available en route with really nice lookouts.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #66 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    • Stunning views, all the way along.... 18/10/2017
    • Perfect way to end our day trip to Dubrovnik 29/09/2017
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    Skar Winery Dubrovnik
    Other Food & Drink
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    Hristo Y Says:

    The Skar Winery is a renovated 17th century shipyard and family house, which produces one of the top quality wines in Croatia. It's one of the highlights of a visit to Dubrovnik, and although a little off the beaten path, you'll be glad you made the effort to get here!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Check the opening times in advance of your visit.
    • Tours are available on the spot for both individuals and groups.
    • Ask for directions to Lapadska Obala street.
    • A perfect place for events and special occasions.
    • Try the white wines Rukatac and Plavac Mali.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Superb... a hidden gem 🍷 19/10/2017
    • Couples visit 19/10/2017
    • Skar Winery Dubrovnik
    Address:
    Lapadska Obala 17
    Dubrovnik 20000
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 98 787 705
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    Cafe Buza
    Bars & Clubs
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    Hristo Y Says:

    Views, views, views! If you haven't stumbled upon this place yet, spend your final evening enjoying the sunset over the city, and unwinding in the lovely atmosphere of this cafe, complete with a great stock of local beers and excellent service.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Watch people jumping off the cliffs, and maybe bring a towel so you can join them!
    • Seats are limited, so make sure you arrive early.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 26 Nightlife in Dubrovnik
    • Nice view but ridiculously overpriced 16/10/2017
    • Great concept 11/10/2017
    • Cafe Buza
    Address:
    South of main street in Old Town
    Dubrovnik
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 20 312 664
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