Most people visiting Dubrovnik spend about 7 to 8 days in Croatia, which usually includes some time in Split, Hvar, and Korčula as well. If you're only headed to Dubrovnik, you can enjoy a comfortably-paced trip in about 5 days. Travelers with limited time can see the highlights of the city in as few as 2 days. Read on for the best itineraries including Dubrovnik and beyond.

How many days do you need?

  • Most travelers spend 5 days in Dubrovnik
  • Visiting Dubrovnik in 2 to 4 days is possible, but will feel rushed
  • With 6 or more days, most travelers choose to add more stops to their trip
  • The most common extensions are Split, Ston, and Korčula

How Many Days Should You Spend in Dubrovnik?

Recommended Itineraries for Dubrovnik

Recommended Itinerary for 5 Days

Mali Ston on Pelješac Peninsula
Mali Ston on Pelješac Peninsula
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Dubrovnik! Dubrovnik
Day 2 Walking Tour of Dubrovnik, Sea Kayaking around Lokrum Island Dubrovnik
Day 3 Sail the Elafiti Islands: Koločep, Šipan, & Lopud Dubrovnik
Day 4 Pelješac Wine & Oyster Tour from Dubrovnik Dubrovnik
Day 5 Depart Dubrovnik  

Spend five days exploring the cultural and historic sites around Dubrovnik and its surrounding regions. Discover stunning baroque and renaissance architecture in Dubrovnik, set sail to explore the quiet beauty of three nearby Elafiti Islands, Koločep, Šipan, and Lopud, and explore the wild terrain of the Pelješac peninsula. You'll kayak the Adriatic, visit long-forgotten villas, and sip on delicious endemic-to-Croatia wines. Read more

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Extended Itineraries

7-Day Itinerary Including Split, Hvar Town, and Korčula Town

Velo Zaraće on Hvar
Velo Zaraće on Hvar
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Dubrovnik! Dubrovnik
Day 2 Cycle through Konavle Wine Country Dubrovnik
Day 3 Dubrovnik to Korčula via Pelješac Peninsula Korčula
Day 4 Ferry from Korčula to Hvar, Sea Kayaking around Pakleni Islands Hvar
Day 5 Hike to the Hidden Villages of Hvar Hvar
Day 6 Ferry from Hvar to Split Split
Day 7 Depart Split  

Immerse yourself in the wild beauty of the Dalmatian coast on this week-long adventure, beginning in Dubrovnik. You'll venture through the rugged Pelješac Peninsula to Korčula before finding your way to Hvar where you'll explore the Pakleni Islands by kayak and hike the island terrain to seek out hidden beaches. Your trip concludes with a self-guided discovery tour of Split's famed Roman ruins set amid Romanesque and Baroque buildings. Read more

7-Day Itinerary Including Split and Hvar Town

Hiking on the island of Brač
Hiking on the island of Brač
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Split! Split
Day 2 Brac Island Discovery Hike (Day Tour from Split) Split
Day 3 Ferry from Split to Hvar, Hike to the Lost Villages & Kayaking Hvar
Day 4 Sail the Pakleni Islands Archipelago (Group Day Tour from Hvar) Hvar
Day 5 Ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik Dubrovnik
Day 6 Dubrovnik's City Walls & Sunset from Mt. Srđ Dubrovnik
Day 7 Depart Dubrovnik  

Explore three amazing Croatian jewels—Split, Hvar, and Dubrovnik—and discover why so many people fall in love with Croatia. In just a week you'll have time to learn about Croatia's long, rich history in the cities of Split and Dubrovnik; relax on beaches and go sailing around the Pakleni Islands, and hike to monasteries and forgotten villages on Hvar and Brač. Read more

10-Day Itinerary Including Split, Hvar Town, and Zagreb

Picturesque alleyways of Hvar Town
Picturesque alleyways of Hvar Town
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Croatia Zagreb
Day 2 Explore City of Zagreb, capital of Croatia Zagreb
Day 3 City of Zagreb – National park Plitvička jezera - City of Split Split
Day 4 City of Split - The 1700 year old city Split
Day 5 From City of Split to beautiful island Hvar Hvar
Day 6 Sea kayaking to Pakleni islands Hvar
Day 7 Cycling through UNESCO heritage Hvar
Day 8 From Island Hvar to City of Dubrovnik Dubrovnik
Day 9 The City of Dubrovnik, day at leisure Dubrovnik
Day 10 Departure/ End of the tour  

This 10-day tour highlights the southern Dalmatian coast from the Roman port city of Split to the medieval fortressed walls of Dubrovnik with your first stop in Croatia's capital, Zagreb. Experience stunning landscapes and rich, ancient culture on this adventurous route, as you visit breathtaking national parks, Roman ruins, and kayak off the mainland to nearby islands. Read more

How to Get to Dubrovnik

The easiest and quickest way to travel to Dubrovnik is to fly: Dubrovnik airport has several international connections as well as daily flights to the capital Zagreb, and other domestic destinations including Rijeka, Osijek, and Split. Read more