Whether you’re looking to follow in the footsteps of Cersei Lannister at King’s Landing, or if you’re looking to amble around exploring the limestone paved streets, Dubrovnik is a captivating city whichever way you choose to explore it. How you can explore Dubrovnik in only forty-eight hours.Take a look at this article to learn exploring Dubrovnik during Croatia visit.
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Dubrovnik is not short of things to see, do and explore. With just 48 hours to play with, it’s so important to plan your trip to Dubrovnik, which is why we’ve spoken to the city break experts over at TruTripper.com to put together an itinerary spanning just two full days in Dubrovnik.
Let’s see how much they can squeeze in!
48 hours in Dubrovnik – can you see it all?
Saturday Early Morning
It’s early, so coffee is a must before we tackle the rest of the day. We’d recommend fueling up at the Soul Cafe, located on a quaint cobbled street in Dubrovnik’s old town. Try getting a table on the outdoor terrace and watch the rest of Dubrovnik start to wake up.
The very best way to see the true beauty of Dubrovnik is to take a tour of the city walls. These thick stone walls are 6 meters thick at certain points and were once used to keep hostile invaders at bay.
The city walls allow you to experience amazing views of the city. From here, you’ll be able to get your bearings, putting you in good stead for finding your way around for the rest of the weekend.
You’ll have worked up quite an appetite by now. Delicious food and some rest and relaxation are on the cards.
For a casual lunch, visit Barba, situated within the main food market in Dubrovnik’s old town. Our favorite dish from Barba is the seafood platter. The dish is served on a wooden board, making it easy to share and try a little bit of everything.
From here, Dubrovnik’s Old Town area is easily reached. From the majestic Dubrovnik Cathedral to the Old Port – everything is within walking distance, so strap on your comfortable shoes and get exploring.
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As day turns into night, the ambiance of the city changes from relaxed to energetic! Sundown seems to be a signal for Dubrovnik’s main Placa street (Stradun) to fill up with partygoers, weaving their way between bars, pubs, and clubs.
For dinner and cocktails, we’d thoroughly recommend heading to the Banje Beach restaurant. This bar overlooks the beach, and serves traditional Mediterranean dishes followed by an eclectic cocktail menu.
Nothing fixes a fuzzy head after a night of cocktails and dancing like a walk along the beach. Grab a takeaway coffee from one of the coffee shops as you walk towards the main promenade to begin your walk.
Sunday Mid Morning
Last summer saw Dubrovnik’s cable car attraction restored in full and opened to the public. In just three minutes, you’ll be whisked from the foot of Srdj, the hill which overlooks the city. From the top of the 400m hill, you’ll catch some breathtaking views of the walled city, the small islands off the coast and (on a clear day) you can see Montenegro! Making it the perfect pastime if you’re looking to snap some photos of the landscape.
Following your descent back to terraferma, you’ll be looking for lunch. For traditional food we’d recommend trying Konoba Dalmatino. Hidden away inside a renovated house, Konoba Dalmatino serves traditional Dalmatian cuisine with a modern twist. This restaurant is perfect for fish lovers, and provides a great example of seasonal mediterranean produce.
In Dubrovnik, Sunday afternoons are usually spent relaxing on the beach in the summer, or taking a stroll around some of the cities museums.
In summer, our favorite beach is Sveti Jakov. It’s around a 15 minute walk from the old town, but you’ll be greeted by a beautiful secluded pebble beach, with crystal clear blue water, making it the perfect place to relax.
If it’s not beach weather when you visit Dubrovnik, not to worry! – there’s plenty of cultural indoor pursuits to enjoy on a less than sunny Sunday. From the Museum of Modern Art to the Maritime Museum there will be something to please even the most seasoned culture vulture.
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So, squeezing everything Dubrovnik has to offer into 48 hours – How did we do?
Even if you’re just passing through Dubrovnik, visiting for the weekend as part of a cruise or simply enjoying a short city break, there’s so much to see within this compact city.
Getting the most out of the Dubrovnik comes down planning and keeping your map handy to figure out the winding streets. It’s easy to see why people come back to Dubrovnik time after time.