Can you see everything in Dubrovnik in one day? Ideally you want a couple of days to soak in the atmosphere, and to enjoy the city early morning and evening without those pesky cruise ship tourists, but it’s certainly possible to hit all the main sights in 24 hours. We stayed for three nights, but only spent one full day in Dubrovnik itself, so here’s how we filled our day.
So that’s Dubrovnik in a day! Out of these few highlights, I’d definitely say don’t miss the City Walls walk – it’s worth every penny. The Cable Car ride is a little pricey and can probably be skipped if you’re on a budget, but I really enjoyed the experience of seeing Dubrovnik from above. Dubrovnik is a great city for slow travel, for people watching at the port or along Stradun or in one of the city’s squares, and definitely deserves more than just one day.
We flew in and out of Dubrovnik Airport from London Gatwick, mainly because the fares were significantly cheaper than from Birmingham. We flew out with Easyjet,and returned with Norwegian (hello, in-flight wifi!)
We stayed at Apartments Lucic, just outside the Old Town Walls. Basic but comfortable one-bedroomed apartment, with a lovely balcony with city wall views. Ten minute walk to Ploce Gate, five minute walks to airport shuttle bus stop. € 216 for three nights (June 2016)
We booked a taxi transfer through our hosts as we were arriving late in the evening. However we used the airport shuttle bus to return to the airport for our car rental pick-up. The bus stop is right next to the cable car station. Tickets can be purchased in the shop over the road, 40kuna per person (approx £5).
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I’m Emmalene, a 40 something with a passion for travel, theatre, food, drink and the occasional accidental hike! I’m a born-and-bred Birmingham native so expect lots of Brum content on here too…