Dubrovnik is the pearl of the Adriatic – with a UNESCO World Heritage Site nestled inside its medieval ramparts. Our 2 day Dubrovnik Itinerary will give you the perfect overview of the city. Dubrovnik is adorned with Gothic and Baroque architecture, hillside fortresses, and labyrinth alleyways. Limestone streets wind through Old Town, passing wine bars, shops and restaurants – only known by locals. And familiar Game of Thrones filming locations appear as if stepping into each scene. Whats more, from the highest points, you can gaze at coastline sprinkled with idyllic pine-scented islands. So if you only have 2 Days in Dubrovnik, you’ll have plenty of experiences to squeeze into 48 hours!
Begin your 2 days in Dubrovnik by wandering around the impressive 13th century city. The ancient walls stretch for a scenic mile, towering above terracotta rooftops, lively plazas and Old Town fortresses. Here, you’ll gain insight into Dubrovnik’s past life as a maritime trading superpower. Out of necessity, the walls were built over several centuries to prevent invaders from accessing the rich port. Whilst there is a huge range of Dubrovnik tours to chose from, a walking tour is a great way to begin. After you complete your walking tour of Dubrovnik, head for Stradun, in the city center. This is the heart of Dubrovnik – a bustling pedestrian street with awnings shading store windows from the midday sun. Then stop for some aromatic lemon or basil olive oil, and browse a delectable selection of spreads at Uje. The specialty shop resides inside a huge limestone building with arched doorways and a vast selection of regional delicacies. Take a seat and enjoy a veritable feast of breads, jams, and olives for brunch.
If you’re a fan of the hit TV show Game of Thrones, you know that Dubrovnik was the main filming location for King’s Landing. And one of the best ways to see all the sites is with a Game of Thrones walking tour. You’ll recognize Sponza Palace, a stately Gothic-Renaissance structure in the center of Old Town. Discover Lovreijenac Fortress (Red Keep), and Pile Bay (Blackwater Bay), where Stannis Baratheon’s fleet sails into intent on attacking King’s Landing. However, one of the most iconic scenes was filmed along St. Dominika Street. Its steep narrow lanes, adorned with potted plants and billowing laundry-lines, were the setting for Cersei’s memorable walk of shame.
As the sun sets, Dubrovnik comes to life, with ochre lights illuminating the Old City walls. Continue ambling along atmospheric streets before a romantic dining experience at ‘Gusta Me’. The restaurant features al fresco dining with spectacular views of Dubrovnik’s Old Town and harbor. On the menu, choose from regional meats and fresh seafood. After dinner, the quaint Malvasija Wine Bar is a mere 5 minute stroll. Here, indulge in varietals from Istria and the northern Dalmatian Coast, along with cheese platters for an after-dinner treat.
For the night, Dubrovnik has a wide range of different accommodation styles, ranging from large resort-style hotels such as Hotel Bellevue to boutique designer stays such as NINON Designer B&B. Our selected hotels in Dubrovnik feature many of the city’s treasures.
Begin your day with a cup of freshly ground artisan Cogito Coffee by Ploče Gate. If you’ve booked a picnic in advance, you can collect your gourmet hamper from Piknik Dubrovnik. Alternatively, venture to the local Farmer’s Market to collect a feast of breads, cheeses, and fresh fruit. From the harbor, it’s a mere 15-minute boat ride to Lokrum Island. This verdant stretch of land offers incredible photographic opportunities of Dubrovnik. In addition, the island boasts a botanical garden and medieval monastery – another Game of Thrones filming location! Spend the morning exploring before venturing back to the mainland for your afternoon adventure.
One of the most delightful ways to see the city is from Mount Srd, which can be reached by cable car. From the 19th century hilltop fortress, vistas stretch for up to 37 miles – making for excellent photo opportunities. If you’re feeling energetic, there are several biking hiking trails to enjoy. Our Bike and Wine Tasting Tour from Dubrovnik also provides a chance to meet local locals and taste the local wines. Or you can partake in a Buggy Safari! This way, you can explore woodland and wildlife with 360-degree panoramic views of the countryside.
Begin your final evening at Tavulin Wine & Art Bar, behind St. Blaise church and opposite Rectors Palace. The family-run bar/bistro serves a delicious selection of local wines, tapas and desserts. Additionally, the bar showcases stunning artwork curated by local visual artists. Continue your evening with a pub crawl throughout the Old City. Or, for a unique dining experience, stroll to the award-winning 360 restaurant overlooking the harbor. This upscale restaurant is located along the medieval walls near the fortress of St. John. Chefs create 5-course tasting menus and a la carte offerings, each inspired by flavors and ingredients of the Mediterranean. And be sure to ask for a table outdoors – for an atmospheric end to your 2 days in Dubrovnik.
Planning your Dubrovnik Itinerary
Whether you have 2 days in Dubrovnik, longer, or are visiting as part of a trip around Croatia, we have you covered. The city is also a great base with many tours from Dubrovnik to nearby destinations such as Mostar and Montenegro. Dubrovnik is also featured in many Croatia travel packages. More ideas about what to do in Dubrovnik can be found in our Dubrovnik City Guide.