Dubrovnik, Croatia
The perfect 4 days itinerary

Dubrovnik, a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea, is known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Its well-preserved buildings range from baroque St. Blaise Church to Renaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic Rector’s Palace, now a history museum. Paved with limestone, the pedestrian-only Stradun (or Placa) is lined with shops and restaurants. This itinerary will guide you through a 4-day exploration of this stunning city.

What to do in Dubrovnik?

This 4 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to do in Dubrovnik. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Exploring the Old Town

Morning

Start your day by exploring the Dubrovnik Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk along the city walls for a panoramic view of the city and the Adriatic Sea. Visit the Fort Lovrijenac, a stunning fortress perched on a cliff.

Afternoon

Visit the Rector's Palace, a Gothic-Renaissance structure that is now a museum showcasing the history of Dubrovnik. Later, stroll along the Stradun, the main street of the Old Town, lined with shops and restaurants.

Evening

Enjoy a meal at one of the local restaurants serving traditional Croatian cuisine.


Day 2: Visit to Lokrum Island

Morning

Take a ferry to Lokrum Island, a nature reserve known for its botanical gardens and peacocks. Visit the Benedictine Monastery and the Fort Royal Castle.

Afternoon

Enjoy some time at the Dead Sea, a unique salt lake on the island. You can also hike to the highest point of the island for a stunning view of Dubrovnik.

Evening

Return to Dubrovnik and enjoy a relaxing evening at one of the city's beaches.


Day 3: Day Trip to Elaphiti Islands

Morning

Embark on a day trip to the Elaphiti Islands, a group of islands near Dubrovnik. Visit the islands of Koločep, Lopud, and Šipan, each offering unique attractions.

Afternoon

Enjoy a swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. Explore the charming villages and enjoy a seafood lunch at a local restaurant.

Evening

Return to Dubrovnik and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the city walls at sunset.


Day 4: Exploring the Culture and History

Morning

Visit the Franciscan Monastery, home to one of the oldest functioning pharmacies in the world. Explore the Dubrovnik Cathedral and its treasury.

Afternoon

Head to the Sponza Palace, a beautifully preserved Renaissance palace. Visit the War Photo Limited, a gallery dedicated to war photography.

Evening

End your trip with a cable car ride to Mount Srđ for a panoramic view of Dubrovnik and the surrounding islands.


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