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One Day in Dubrovnik

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Situated on the Croatian coastline on the Adriatic Sea, come see why Dubrovnik is a favorite destination of the many tourists that stop by. This guide will give you must-do activities in and around the beautiful walled Old Town, as well as suggestions for great places to eat, all of which may be squeezed into one jam-packed day.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Soul Caffe

Restaurants

Old Town

Neighbourhoods

Ancient City Walls

Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas

Dubrovnik Cable Car

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Restaurant Kopun

Restaurants

Adventure Dubrovnik

Kayaking & Canoeing, Walking Tours, Equipment Hire

Copacabana Beach

Beaches

Sunset Lounge

Bars & Clubs

Malvasija Wine Bar

Wine Bars

Culture Club Revelin

Dance Clubs & Discos

Dayna J's City Tips

  • The public transport system is easy and affordable to use. You can purchase your tickets at kiosks or use your Dubrovnik Card.
  • Be prepared for large tourist crowds at attractions, particularly in the middle of the day. Cruise boats that dock in Dubrovnik on certain days of the week can make the Old Town very busy.
  • Consider buying a Dubrovnik Card before arriving. This card includes entrance to many interesting sites in Dubrovnik, as well as free public transport.
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    Soul Caffe
    Restaurants (Cafe, European)
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    Dayna J Says:

    Start your morning at Soul Caffe, situated within the Old City Walls of Dubrovnik. With good coffee and your morning croissant ordered, enjoy the views down the narrow cobbled stoned street.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Soul Caffe is not only a great place to stop for coffee, but it also has a great wine list that may tempt your taste buds back later on in the day.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 348 restaurants in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Cute little respite 18/10/2017
    • Beautiful cello music 16/10/2017
    • Soul Caffe
    Address:
    Uska Ulica 5, Old City
    Dubrovnik 20000
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 95 199 8507
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 02:00
    Other:
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    Old Town
    Neighbourhoods
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    Dayna J Says:

    Take your time to wander around the streets of Dubrovnik's Old Town. Discover exactly why this areas is a listed World Heritage Site as you explore every twist and turn, and perhaps stumble across a few familiar locations, where scenes from the popular TV series, Game of Thrones were filmed.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take a walk through the Old Town early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid large crowds.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Like being in a film set 23/10/2017
    • Lovely place 23/10/2017
    • Old Town
    Other:
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    Ancient City Walls
    Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
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    Dayna J Says:

    Get your bearings and take your time to admire the view of the Old Town and the Adriatic Sea from the Ancient City Walls. Don't forget your camera!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Visit the Ancient Walls early in the morning to avoid the midday crowd as well as the hot temperatures during the middle of the day.
    • Use your Dubrovnik Card to get free entry to the Ancient City Walls. Alternatively, entry can be purchased at one of the many entrances to these walls.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Ancient excellence 23/10/2017
    • Dubrovnik City Wall 23/10/2017
    • Ancient City Walls
    Address:
    Placa ulica 32
    just inside Pile Gate, to the left.
    Dubrovnik 20000
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 20 638 800
    Other:
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    Dubrovnik Cable Car
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Dayna J Says:

    If you loved the view from the Ancient City Walls, you will be even more delighted by the panoramas on offer as you ascend to greater heights by cable car. On a clear day, the view goes on for many miles and will give you an entirely different appreciation of Dubrovnik's stunning Old Town.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you are pushed for time, I would recommend choosing either the Ancient City Walls or the Cable Car.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • well worth the queuing 23/10/2017
    • Worth it for the view 23/10/2017
    • Dubrovnik Cable Car
    Address:
    Ul. kralja Petra Kresimira IV
    Dubrovnik 20000
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 20 325 393
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    Restaurant Kopun
    Restaurants (Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Croatian)
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    Dayna J Says:

    Take a rest after walking around the Old Town and Ancient City Walls, and enjoy lunch at Restaurant Kopun. This restaurant's menu features influences from many different cultures, including Croatia, Italian, and Turkey, so you're sure to find a dish that hits the spot here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Choose any seafood dish. With the sea so close, seafood is often at its absolute freshest in Dubrovnik's restaurants, and Kopun is no exception.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #72 of 348 restaurants in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great lunch 22/10/2017
    • Great place for a night out 15/10/2017
    • Restaurant Kopun
    Address:
    Polj. R.Boshkovica 7
    Dubrovnik 20000
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 99 212 1751
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Adventure Dubrovnik
    Kayaking & Canoeing, Walking Tours, Equipment Hire
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    Dayna J Says:

    Hire a kayak to explore another side to Dubrovnik's Old Town — from the water. A casual or fast paced kayak trip is sure to stimulate your adventurous side, and if you're lucky, you may catch people cliff-jumping while you paddle around the Ancient City Walls too.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you have more time in Dubrovnik, book an entire day tour by kayak which will take you around the Old Town and small islands near Dubrovnik.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 74 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Sea kayak trip from Dubrovnik round lokrum island 21/10/2017
    • Great fun 16/10/2017
    • Adventure Dubrovnik
    Address:
    Sveti Kria 3
    Dubrovnik 20000
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 98 531 516
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Copacabana Beach
    Beaches
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    Dayna J Says:

    Copacabana Beach has it all. Enjoy the beach and sun from your sun bed, let your adventurous side loose by jumping on a jet ski, or enjoy a casual cocktail at one of the bars nearby.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you prefer not to hire a sun bed, don't forget a towel so that you can comfortably lay down on the pebbled beach or concrete near by.
    • If you wish to hire a jet ski, make sure to confirm the price with the sales person before you hop aboard, to avoid having to pay extra.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #51 of 177 things to do in Dubrovnik
    • Swim with a view 21/10/2017
    • I've no idea why Barry Manilow wrote a song about this beach! 12/10/2017
    • Copacabana Beach
    Address:
    Babin Kuk
    Dubrovnik 20000
    Croatia
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    Sunset Lounge
    Bars & Clubs
    Dayna J Says:

    The Sunset Lounge has the perfect panoramic view of the sunset in Dubrovnik. As the light begins to dim, head here to enjoy a cocktail while the sun sets over the ocean.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Arrive before the sun begins to set to secure seats near the windows — these have the best, uninterrupted views.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 26 Nightlife in Dubrovnik
    • Decent food but poor service 18/08/2017
    • More of an airport lounge 17/08/2017
    • Sunset Lounge
    Address:
    Masarykov put 20
    Dubrovnik Palace Hotel
    Dubrovnik 20000
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 20 430 000
    Other:
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    Malvasija Wine Bar
    Wine Bars
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    Dayna J Says:

    With very friendly bar staff and an extensive wine list, this place has a lot to offer. Relax within the intimate cellar-like interior or take a seat outside along the cobbled stoned street for a glass or two of wine.

    Good for
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Order the sample selection, which includes three white or red wines picked by the bar staff. This may help you to pick your next favorite glass to enjoy.
    • Beer is also available here.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 26 Nightlife in Dubrovnik
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great service and selection 13/10/2017
    • Great wine, knowledgeable staff 08/10/2017
    • Malvasija Wine Bar
    Address:
    Dropcheva 4
    Dubrovnik 20000
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 92 188 9704
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    16:00 - 02:00
    Other:
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    Culture Club Revelin
    Dance Clubs & Discos
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    Dayna J Says:

    If you are ready to party, head to Revelin and be prepared for a very late at night! This house and electronic club is popular among tourists, and is a particular favorite of young tour groups out to have a fun time.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Look out for free entry offers before 12pm/1am. Check the website or Facebook page for details, as well as upcoming events.
    • If you're visiting during summer, you'll be pleased to know the club is well air-conditioned.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 26 Nightlife in Dubrovnik
    • Bonne expérience dans le vieux Dubrovnik 12/10/2017
    • Choose your night for best value and crowd 27/09/2017
    • Culture Club Revelin
    Address:
    Sv.Dominika 3
    Dubrovnik
    Croatia
    Phone:
    +385 20 322 164
    Other:
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