Suggestions for how to spend my time, where to go?
It’s so small that you’ll easily cover it all in 2 days. That’s one place that doesn’t require any planning. I saw some cool museums there l wouldn’t have noticed if l hadn’t purchased their 3 day visitor pass. If you had more time l would recommend a trip to Montenegro but 2 days is not enough unless you want a non-leisurely trip.
Get up on the walls first thing in the morning when they open so you're ahead of the crowd. We managed to see very few people our entire walk around, but by the time we got back to the beginning, it was wall to wall people-pun intended.
Hi js, buy RS Dubrovnik guidebook (check it out on this website) and the take Rick’s self-guided Stradun Stroll inside the walls of the old town. You also want to walk on top of the wall. On day two take a cable car up to Mount Srd.
Yes, walk the wall and visit a few of the museums. They are not too large so you don’t need hours. The Ethnographic Museum is always my favorite in any city. This one dose not disappoint. If it is a nice day, take the ferry over to Lokrum Island for lunch. They only have one cafe but is it lovely and outdoors. You can’t miss it, it is near the beginning of the trail. If you want to go swimming, Lokrum is great. Just take the first ferry in the morning and follow all the older people. That’s where they are headed. They also have a nudist beach at the end of the island if that interests you. It is a lovely, not strenuous walk around the island and there are some old buildings to explore. If you watched Game of Thrones they have a small exhibition and filming sites you will recognize. Have a wonderful trip, we will be visiting Dubrovnik September 16 for 9 days.
All good input above. We were there for 5 nights so we had more options. The time went quickly. Even with two days you might consider a kayaking adventure. Checkout adriatickayaking.com We are in our 70s and had a ball. It is pretty much an all day affair with the ferry ride out to the island. This day was a highlight for us. Of course there are shorter options from Dubrovnik.
We visited Dubrovnik in Sept. 2018 and our tour group spent 2 nights outside the Walls at Hotel Aquarius. It was about 10 min. away by bus and in the Lapad area. Our local guide met us in the early am inside the walls for our tour. It was a 2+ hour tour. By 11:00 am the crowds arrived and we chose to head back to our hotel neighborhood. We spent the afternoon at Lapad Beach strolling and enjoying a leisurely lunch. On our last evening our tour group took a short walk to the lovely Kazbek Restaurant/Hotel for the best dinner we had in Dubrovnik. We ate outdoors for a memorable last night in Croatia. If we were to return we would consider staying at Hotel Kazbek.
I'd second getting on the walls first thing in the morning, as well as the nude beach at Lokrum. Incredible place to go swimming.
There are going to be fewer cruise ships in Dubrovnik due to Covid, so the city isn’t going to be as busy as usual if your trip is this year.
If you're going up to the top of Mt Srd, by all means walk around the back of the observation deck to see the Museum of the Croatian War of Independence. It's a one-sided but nevertheless fascinating view of the war through Croat eyes.
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If you haven’t made your hotel/B&B reservations yet, stay within the walls. We have stayed in Lapad our first trip then started staying within the walls for subsequent trips. It was an easy walk to where ever we wanted to go.