Top 10 sights
The 10 Best Things to Do in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is a must-see city! Set against a backdrop of a cobalt blue sea, the old town walls have protected its architectural treasures in a pretty package for centuries. Once visiting this gem on the Adriatic coast, you'll promise to return again.
6. Mt. Srđ
For a stunning view of Dubrovnik's waves of terracotta rooftops punctuating an endless, azure blue sea, take the cable car up to this mountain top rising over 1300 feet.
7. Trsteno Arboetum
The lush botanical park in the town of Trsteno boasts a Renaissance residence, Neptune Fountain, and aqueduct. The two Oriental Plane trees at the entrance are 500 years old.
Planning Your Visit
How many days to spend in Dubrovnik?
You can see the major attractions within the walled city in two full days, but consider Dubrovnik as a base to explore the surrounding area on some day-trips. This option also allows you to enjoy spending more time in the old town in the evening.
You'll only need your own two feet when visiting the attractions in the old town. At first it may seem like a complex maze to navigate, but it's fun to explore. You'll find one side of the Stradun is flat, while the other side is steep in parts. Buses 1A, 1B and 1C run regularly between the old town and the main bus station.
Where to stay in Dubrovnik
Staying within the old town is an ideal place to be, but suggested areas outside the city walls include Lapad and Ploce, the later being a bit hilly with nice views over historical Dubrovnik.
Good to know
- Croatian Kuna (kn)
- Time Zone
- UTC (+01:00)
- Country Code
- Best time to visit
- The cruise ships and 'Game of Thrones' fans flood the city from May to August. Its best to visit during the late Spring when you can wander the city freely and the weather warm but not yet at peak heat. Keep in mind the boats to the islands are infrequent during the off-season.
Other Sightseeing Options in Dubrovnik
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What people are saying about Dubrovnik
Incredible experience, couldn’t of asked for more. Fantastic, professional guide and absolutely stunning setting. One of the girls had a negative experience with a taxi driver (not a member of staff) on the way home and they handled it fantastically, ensuring he was fired immediately. I have no doubt this was a one off but they should be applauded for how they responded.
EXCELLENT! We didn’t feel rushed in any of the places. Had long enough at the waterfalls and in Mostar despite it being a long journey each way. We learnt a lot from the guide about the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the current situation. The waterfalls are beautiful and we got to swim there which was lovely.
The tour was very informative a real history lesson. It was exactly what I was looking for. The length was also really good and it never felt rushed. My tour guide Branko was articulate and very knowledgeable. He handled all the questions that came his way with humour and clarity.
A lovely experience from start to finish. Our tour guide took us to the best places in Montenegro and it was breathtaking!
Amazing trio, with an experienced and kind driver. Guide in Mostar was also fantastic. Definitely an unforgettable moment.