13 Top Things To Do In Dubrovnik for 2022 | The Tour Guy (2022)

One of the most beautiful cities on the Adriatic coast, Dubrovnik beckons visitors with its azure waters, rich history, and delicious cuisine. If you still haven’t visited Croatia, why not start with this quaint city by the sea! In this guide, we help you discover the best of Dubrovnik with the top things to do for an unforgettable vacation.

Best Things To See and Do in Dubrovnik

What do rich history, beautiful nature, and great food have in common? They can all be found in Dubrovnik! There is so much to see and do in this incredible city, and to help you make the most of your visit we have put together this guide of the top things to do while you are in Dubrovnik.

Pro Tip: Planning a trip can be stressful and sometimes it’s hard to keep track of everything. So help yourself out and bookmark this page. That way, you can easily come back to it later.

13. Eat a Traditional Meal

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If you want to fully experience any city or a country, you have to try their food. Every region of the world has its own gastronomic delights. The same applies to Dubrovnik. Maybe some of the food will be familiar to you, but the recipes won’t!

For example, you’ve eaten a rooster, sure. But have you eaten one that was baked for six hours? And not because someone forgot to take it out of the oven. The best place to try any traditional meal in Dubrovnik is Restaurant Kopun.

Address: Restaurant Kopun

12. Visit the Red History Museum

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When you’re visiting a city, you have to check out its museums. And let me tell you, Dubrovnik has a special one. It’s called the Red History Museum, so you can probably guess what it’s all about—the period of communist Yugoslavia.

As you may know, Croatia was one of the six republics that formed Yugoslavia. This museum tells the story of that historic period. It shows the good and the many bad sides of everyday life in Croatia during communism.

Address: Ul. Svetog Križa 3

11. See the Church of Saint Vlaho

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Legend has it that in the 10th century, there was an apparition. A priest in Dubrovnik saw saint Vlaho. He told the priest about an attack on the city that was about to happen and thus saved it.

No wonder then that the people of Dubrovnik chose him as their heavenly protector. But they also built a church in his honor. It is definitely one of the most beautiful sacral buildings that you will see. That’s why it deserved to be on our list of top things to do in Dubrovnik.

Address: Rkt. crkva sv. Vlaha, Luža ul. 2

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10. Stroll Down Stradun

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Stradun is the main street in the city. Before the street was built, there was a sea canal that separated Dubrovnik into two parts. It’s also often the scene of many ceremonies. One of them is a procession on the day of Saint Vlaho, the city’s patron saint.

But in everyday life, locals just love strolling down this street, especially on sunny days. Famous Croatian singer, the late Oliver Dragojević, even met his wife while walking down Stradun. So who knows—if you come to Dubrovnik alone, it doesn’t mean you’llleave alone.

Address: Stradun

9. Drink From Onofrio’s Fountains

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These fountains got their name from Onofrio della Cava, the man who designed them. There are two of them: the Large Fountain and the Small Fountain. They are located at either end of Stradun street. So if you do decide to take a stroll down Stradun, you can’t miss them!

Best of all, you can drink from them. And the legend says: drink from the fountains and you will come back one day. So if you don’t get to do everything from this list in one go, just take a sip from the fountain and you’ll be back again.

Address: Large Onofrio’s Fountain and Small Onofrio’s Fountain

8. Head To Vlaho Bukovac House

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Vlaho Bukovac was one of the most influential Croatian painters ever. Just ask anybody in Croatia, they have all heard of him even if they can’t tell you the exact names of his paintings. It comes as no surprise, then, that he has a museum of his own.

The Vlaho Bukovac House is both a museum and the actual house where he was born. It is not in Dubrovnik, but in Cavtat, a city just 30 minutes away. Take a trip out there because this truly is one of the top things to do here.

Address: Bukovceva 5

7. Take a Cable Car To Mount Srd

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The Dubrovnik cable car gives you some of the best views in the city. It goes up more than 700 meters to the famous Mount Srd. But don’t worry, the ride lasts only a few minutes. Locals say that on a clear day, you can see up to 60 km (37 miles) away from Srd.

Besides a great view, you can find a few more things on the mount. There is a souvenir shop and a coin blacksmithing shop. And if the trip makes you hungry, just grab a bite at the Panorama Restaurant. For those that really want to get to know all the ins and outs of Srd, we recommend a guided tour.

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Address: Ul. Kralja Petra Krešimira IV. 10A

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6. Visit the Museum of the Croatian War of Independence

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If you visited The Red History Museum then this is, in a way, a continuation of that story. This museum is actually an exhibition of Dubrovnik in the Croatian War of Independence from 1991 – 1995. Here, you will find documents and objects from that time. The photographs depicting the city during the war are particularly interesting.

The Museum of Croatian War of Independence exhibition is housed in a historic location—the Fort Imperial. In a way, it combines Dubrovnik and Croatia’s older and newer histories. But you’ll just have to come and see for yourself.

Address: Dubrovnik HR, Srđ ul. 2

5. Enjoy a Meal with a View at Nautika

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Ok, so at some point, you will definitely get hungry. But what if you want to eat while sightseeing? Well, we’re here to tell you that you can do that. And you can even be sitting while you’re doing it!

Enjoy a great meal at Nautika and the incredible views of the Adriatic and the Fortress Lovrijenac from its terrace. This is a fine dining experience with fresh ingredients sourced directly from the local fisherman. It doesn’t get better than that.

Address: Brsalje ul. 3

4. Take A Swim And Play Picigin At Banje Beach

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Banje is the most famous beach in Dubrovnik and with views of the beautiful Lokrum Island. But there’s one thing you have to do here and it’s not what you think—play picigin. It’s a game played on the whole Croatian coast, usually with a small hardish ball.

The aim of the game is to hit the ball with any part of your body and prevent it from going into the water. There is no limit on the number of players and people normally play it in the shallow areas of beaches. But remember, you have to hit it in an attractive way and help someone else to do the same.

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Address: Banje Beach

3. Go To Lokrum Island

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There are a few reasons why Lokrum is one of our top things to do in Dubrovnik. The island has a hidden star-shaped fort named Royal and a little lake called Dead Sea. There is also a legend of King Richard the Lionheart visiting the island. And it is only ten minutes away from Dubrovnik!

It has a beautiful botanical garden for nature lovers. But beware the curse! Some locals may tell you that if you take anything from Lokrum with you, it will bring you bad luck. Come see the beauty and enjoy yourself, just don’t take anything with you.

Address: Lokrum Island

2. Explore Westeros

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You may already know that Dubrovnik was the scene of King’s Landing in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”, but there’s more. This city is rich with history, so the producers of the show found a few more interesting locations to film.

If you want to explore the Red Keep and Blackwater Bay, you can! Don’t be like Jon Snow and know nothing. There are Game of Thrones tours to guide you through all the ins and outs of Westeros that can be found in Dubrovnik!

Journey to Westeros in a game of thrones tour

1. Walk On The Walls of Dubrovnik (With A Guide)

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This is definitely the number one tourist attraction in Dubrovnik. The City Walls were built to keep attacking warriors out, but now they are the main reason why tourists come. The first parts of the walls were built in either the seventh or eighth century. Over time, the building continued up to the 13th and 14th centuries when they got the signature look that we now know.

Since the walls are so popular with tourists, there is an admission fee. To fully enjoy this experience, you might want to get a tour guide. Or should we say, The Tour GUY. Without a doubt, one of the top things to do in Dubrovnik is to walk on the City Walls with a proper guide. It is a unique experience and the views are incredible.

Address: Walls of Dubrovnik

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FAQs

How many days in Dubrovnik is enough? ›

SHORT AND SWEET - TWO DAYS IN DUBROVNIK IS ENOUGH TIME TO EXPLORE OLD TOWN AND SEE THE TOP SIGHTS. FOUR DAYS IS IDEAL IF YOU WANT TIME TO RELAX BY THE BEACH/POOL AND ADD ONE OR TWO DAY TRIPS. Two days in Dubrovnik is just enough time to explore Old Town and the surrounding areas.

Does Dubrovnik have good food? ›

Dubrovnik restaurants offer the culinary quality and variety that should be expected of such a luxury destination. But dining in Dubrovnik needn't cost an arm and a leg: many places offer simple, wholesome dishes at wallet-friendly prices.

When should I avoid Dubrovnik? ›

Many claim that the cruise ships are destroying Dubrovnik (and I agree), but there is a way to avoid the cruisers even in the peak season (see below). Still, another way to avoid the cruise crowd is to plan your trip in September and October, as that is when the big cruise ships are heading over to the Caribbean.

Can you drink tap water in Dubrovnik? ›

Croatians can safely drink water from faucets while most European citizens use tap water only for hygiene. Only 5% of water samples in Croatia yield results bad enough to ban drinking from the tap. Residents are usually informed of any risk promptly.

Is a week in Dubrovnik too long? ›

Definitely not too long in July. Good day trips would be some islands, Kotor in Montenegro and for a totally different cultural experience, Mostar in Hercegovina.

Which area is best to stay in Dubrovnik? ›

The 6 Best Neighborhoods in Dubrovnik for Tourists
  1. Old Town. Surrounded by formidable medieval walls and bisected by the Stradun, the main pedestrian thoroughfare, the UNESCO-protected heart of Dubrovnik sits pretty on a peninsula that's hemmed in between the hills and the Adriatic Sea. ...
  2. Ploče. ...
  3. Pile. ...
  4. Lapad. ...
  5. Babin Kuk. ...
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What is the best time to visit Dubrovnik? ›

Dubrovnik has a temperate climate with warm dry summers and cooler winters. The best time to visit Dubrovnik is between June and August. The hottest month of the year is July with an average daily maximum of 31 C and an average low of 23 C.

Is there more to do in Dubrovnik or Split? ›

Dubrovnik is a better travel destination for foodies, and has a better Old Town. Split offers better nightlife, better day trip options, and is generally cheaper than Dubrovnik. Both destinations offer excellent beaches.

What time is dinner in Dubrovnik? ›

By dinnertime (from 8:00 p.m. on), locals often gather at restorani (restaurants) and konoba (taverns) for thin-crust pizzas and shared platters of spicy grilled sausage (ćevapi), smoked ham (pršut) and grilled sardines.

Is Dubrovnik expensive? ›

Choosing somewhere to stay in Dubrovnik is one of the areas that people would consider most expensive. However, the good news is, it's totally affordable. There are great options on Airbnb, and booking.com so suit every budget.

How much is a beer in Dubrovnik? ›

Drinks and Alcohol Prices in Dubrovnik

Expect to pay 18hrk-20hrk for a beer out. At a grocery, beer runs 7hrk-8hrk, and a bottle of wine about 35kn.

Is Dubrovnik a tourist trap? ›

While Dubrovnik has tourist traps just like any other tourist destination, it also has some unique challenges you need to know about. With these tips, you should be able to avoid most of the more common tourist trap issues travelers have complained about.

Is Dubrovnik safe? ›

Dubrovnik is overall a very safe city to visit, even compared to other tourist cities in Europe. However, there is some petty theft around the tourist landmarks, but using your common sense should get you out of any trouble.

Why is Dubrovnik so popular? ›

Popular for its spectacular seafront location on the Dalmatian Coast, coupled with its evocative and historic Old Town district, Dubrovnik is home to Croatia's artistic and intellectual elite and offers numerous cultural activities and festivals.

Do you tip in Croatia? ›

Tipping in the restaurants & bars in Croatia

It is always fair to round up your bill at a restaurant, and tipping an average of 10%-20% is appropriate. Of course, this becomes arbitrary if you really enjoyed your meal and service do feel free to tip more!

How many Kuna is a pint of beer? ›

A pint of local beer is between 14 and 16 Kuna, as is an ice cream. In a local Konoba (family run restaurant) expect to pay between 200 – 350 Kuna for a main course for a family of 4.

Do you get mosquitoes in Croatia? ›

Below we list some tricks to make our vacation in Croatia enjoyable by keeping the mosquito as far away as possible. But however please take note that mosquitoes in Croatia are not dangerous and do not carry diseases.

Is Dubrovnik worth visiting? ›

Dubrovnik is a better travel destination for foodies, and has a better Old Town. Split offers better nightlife, better day trip options, and is generally cheaper than Dubrovnik. Both destinations offer excellent beaches.

Can you do Dubrovnik in 3 days? ›

Yes! 3 days in Dubrovnik is really the perfect amount of time to explore the tourist attractions, eat some good food, sample some delicious wine, and do some island hopping in between. It might just be one of the most beautiful places we have ever visited so get booking!

What is Dubrovnik known for? ›

It is known for its rich history and culture, stunning architecture, and picturesque landscapes. The city's Old Town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and full of historic landmarks like the Walls of Dubrovnik and Rector's Palace.

Is Dubrovnik expensive? ›

Choosing somewhere to stay in Dubrovnik is one of the areas that people would consider most expensive. However, the good news is, it's totally affordable. There are great options on Airbnb, and booking.com so suit every budget.

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