5 Day Itinerary for Dubrovnik, Croatia

Been dreaming about a trip to Dubrovnik, but don’t know where to start? Check out this easy to follow 5 day itinerary to cover all the highlights. Feel free to rearrange the days or activities within a day.

Day 1 – Mount Srd

Mount Srd is a must for anyone looking for beautiful views over Dubrovnik’s old town. This is a great activity for the first day as it’ll help you orient yourself with the city. There are several ways to visit Mount Srd, but one of the most popular is by taking the cable car to the top. If you’re visiting in the off season and the cable car isn’t running, you can either take a taxi or hike to the top.

At the top of Mount Srd you can visit the Museum of Croatian War of Independence and check out the amazing views of Dubrovnik down below.

View of Dubrovnik

After orienting yourself from the top of Mount Srd, travel inside Dubrovnik’s old town to see some of the sights up close. Check out the Pile Gate, Onofrio Fountain, and the many churches.

Day 2 – City Walls Tour and Museums

Wandering around Dubrovnik’s city walls is one of the most popular activities to do in town. I’d recommend getting there early to avoid crowds and the heat!

City Walls

With your entrance to the city walls, you can also visit Fort Lovrijenac for free. The fort was used as the Red Keep in Game of Thrones and offers beautiful views of the city walls from a distance.

Fort Lovrijenac

Seriously, check out that view!

View of City Walls

If you purchase the Dubrovnik Card, you’ll also get free entry into the many museums Dubrovnik has to offer. The Cultural Historical Museum and Maritime Museum are great stops.

Day 3 – Game of Thrones Tour

For any Game of Thrones fans out there, Dubrovnik was used as King’s Landing and several other important scenes. Taking a tour is worth it to learn about some popular filming sights, but also to see some places in the city you may have missed.

After the tour, use the extra time to explore Dubrovnik some more. Don’t forget to check out a beautiful sunset, or make a trip to Lokrum island if it’s open to visitors.

Dubrovnik Sunset

Day 4 – Day Trip to Montenegro

Dubrovnik is a short driving distance to Montenegro, which offers some beautiful towns to visit. Kotor is similar to Dubrovnik in that it’s an old city surrounded by walls. The hike to the top of the walls behind the city offers some amazing views of the area.

Kotor Views

Some other notable stops in Montenegro include Perast and Budva.

Day 5- Day Trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kravice Waterfalls and Mostar are both excellent stops in Bosnia and Herzegovina and are also not a far drive from Dubrovnik. Learn about the war in the 1990’s that involved Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina and see where some of the damage was done!

Kravice Waterfalls

Beautiful views from the famous Mostar bridge that was destroyed in the war and later rebuilt.

Mostar Views

I’m curious what some of your favorite things to do in Dubrovnik are? Have you done any other day trips?

23 thoughts on “5 Day Itinerary for Dubrovnik, Croatia

  1. I actually mentioned Dubrovnik in my latest post, as one of the top 5 European cities I`d love to see. Initially, I was interested because of Game of Thrones, but now I also want to know more about the town`s history.

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      1. One good turn deserves another:) That’s great to hear – I usually take care to get enough feed for the stray dogs and cats whenever I travel to Croatia or Spain. And this can get pretty hard to handle on the plane:)

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  2. I love this blog post! Firstly, your photography is stunning! And I love the idea of tracing Game of Thrones locations! I’ve shared it with my sister as we are planning a trip there next year. So excited now – thanks for sharing, this has been so helpful!

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