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Best Day Trips from Dubrovnik

Written by  The Dubrovnik Times Apr 13, 2024

Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic," enthralls visitors with its dramatic city walls, charming squares, and rich history. When you plan a trip to Dubrovnik, most people will highlight the popularity of the Old Town.

While that might hold cultural significance, you can’t take away from the fact that taking a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula is probably the best decision that you will make concerning exploring day trip options from Dubrovnik.

To give you a comprehensive idea, we will highlight some of the best day trip options from Dubrovnik that you need to add to your itinerary.

1. Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina

If you are a history buff and like exploring places for their historical significance, you will surely benefit from visiting these spots on a day trip.

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Bay of Kotor -Photo Canva

While you are in Montenegro, explore the fortified town of Kotor, nestled amidst the stunning Bay of Kotor, or visit the charming coastal towns of Budva and Perast. Don’t forget to explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Kotor.

Bosnia and Herzegovina offers a glimpse into a different cultural sphere. Wander the iconic Old Bridge in Mostar, a masterpiece of Ottoman engineering, and delve into the city's rich blend of Islamic and Catholic influences.

2. Konavle Valley and Ston

For travelers looking to explore the culinary delights of Dubrovnik, a visit down to Konavle Valley and Ston is an absolute must. Dubbed the "Garden of Dubrovnik," Konavle Valley is a haven for food enthusiasts. You can find family-run farms, and don’t forget to try some of the local cheese and prosciutto.
Journey further North to Ston, a historic town renowned for its impressive medieval walls, and the longest fortification system in Europe. The salt flats there are pretty mesmerizing and offer a breathtaking view of the surroundings.

3. Mljet National Park

National parks make a great option for day trips and the Mljet National Park is one that you simply can’t miss out on.

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The Mljet National Park - Photo Canva 

Hike or bike through dense forests, explore the enchanting salt lakes of Veliko and Malo Jezero or rent a kayak and paddle around the crystal-clear waters. Overall, the experience is going to be unique and engaging. However, we’d recommend that you plan things ahead of time.

4. Game of Thrones Filming Locations

This isn’t technically a place but if you are a GOT fan and have heard of Dubrovnik from the series, you simply can’t visit this place and not pay a visit to the filming locations.

We’d recommend planning and getting on a themed tour to see iconic locations like King's Landing, the Red Keep, and the House of the Undying, all brought to life within Dubrovnik's historic walls.

5. The Elaphiti Islands

The Elaphiti Islands is located just a short ferry ride away and offers a tranquil escape for people who are looking for a unique experience to embark on. There are three popular spots to explore on the islands:

Lopud - Lopud is car-free, making it ideal for cycling, exploring hidden coves, and soaking up the sun on Šunj Beach, a favorite among locals.

Sipan - The largest of the three, Sipan boasts a rich past with Renaissance palaces and charming villages.

Kolocep - Nature lovers will adore Kolocep, known for its dense pine forests and hidden caves. You can plan hikes and bask in the beauty of nature.

Dubrovnik is quite an offbeat and underrated spot to visit and explore. However, that doesn’t take away from the fact that you have to go out of your way to plan the day trips ahead of time. If you have been confused about the best spots to visit and explore, we recommend you keep these spots in your itinerary without fail.

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The Voice of Dubrovnik


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