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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

Dubrovnik has something for everyone! The old town (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea, delicious cuisine, vibrant nightlife, and STUNNING Sunsets!

This city is perfect for young (or young-hearted) travelers who want to learn about how the city ramparts (built in the 12-17th Century) became the most handsome in Europe!

Suggested Activities

The medieval walls are the most iconic sight of the city and a must-do for any visitor!

On your loop, you will see Stunning views of the Adriatic Sea, as well as impressive views INTO the old town, with its unique style and cobbled streets.

This perfectly named beach, located on the opposite side of the city to the old town, is the perfect spot to catch a sunset!

Swim in the sea or enjoy a drink/dinner here while watching the sun dip into the water.

This link (click here) is to the beach.

Dubrovnik’s beaches are some of the best in Croatia, and the crystal-clear water is perfect for swimming!

This long summer festival (10 July-25 August) is held every year, since 1950, and features music, theatre, and dance performances!

This 14th-century monastery is home to one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe and a beautiful cloister.

Take a day trip to the stunning town of Mostar, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The town has incredible Ottoman-style architecture and is famous for the Stari Most (Old Bridge), built in the 16th Century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

It is 2hrs from Dubrovnik (google maps link).

Top Tips

The old town can get very busy during the summer, so try to get there early in the morning to avoid the crowds!

Dubrovnik is a small city, so just walk everywhere to get the most immersive experience and save money on transportation costs.

Make the locals happy by greeting them in their own language!

Here are a few basic words to remember:

“Hello” = “Bok” (pronounced: “Bohk”)

“Thank you” = “Hvala” (pronounced: “hva-lah”)

“Yes” = “Da” (pronounced: “Da”)

“No” = “Ne” (pronounced: “Ne”)

Make it Unique

Dubrovnik was used as a filming location for the TV series Game of Thrones, and you can visit many of the locations used in the show.

The city walls are sometimes even splattered in staged blood to set the scene!

There is a secret exit to get outside of the fortress walls by the Buźa Bar, where you can dine, drink, swim, and cliff jump!

This spot is sensational at sunset, don’t miss it!

Here is the link to the bar so you can find it (click the link)!

Dubrovnik’s coastal waters are perfect for sea kayaking, and it’s a great way to explore the city from a different perspective.

How to get There?

Flying: You can Fly into Dubrovnik Airport (DBV), which is located about 20 km from the city center. 

Other: You can also take a bus or train to Dubrovnik from other parts of Croatia. You can also enter the city by land from Bosnia and Herzegovina or from Montenegro.

How to get Around?

The public transportation in Dubrovnik is not very good, so the best way to get around is by walking or by taxi.

How to get There?

Flying: You can Fly into Dubrovnik Airport (DBV), which is located about 20 km from the city center. 

Other: You can also take a bus or train to Dubrovnik from other parts of Croatia. You can also enter the city by land from Bosnia and Herzegovina or from Montenegro.

How to get Around?

The public transportation in Dubrovnik is not very good, so the best way to get around is by walking or by taxi.

Safety Concerns

Dubrovnik is a relatively safe city, but as with any tourist destination, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and keep your valuables safe.

Where to Stay?

  • Hostels: There are many great options for affordable hostels, either with shared or private rooms. Hostelworld is a great resource to find and book beds. This is the best value option and ideal for solo travelers. The most highly recommended hostel in the old town is the Dubrovnik Backpackers Club, where you can even book day tours such as kayaking.
  • There are many Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • Hotels are a good option for families, or people mainly looking to relax.