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.
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!
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.
Seriously, check out that view!
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.
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.
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!
Beautiful views from the famous Mostar bridge that was destroyed in the war and later rebuilt.
I’m curious what some of your favorite things to do in Dubrovnik are? Have you done any other day trips?