Travelers to Croatia typically plan a trip for eight to 10 days when combining both Dubrovnik and Ston with Split, Hvar, and Korcula. For travelers wanting to visit Dubrovnik and Ston exclusively, plan five to eight days for a well-paced trip. With less time, it's still possible to see the highlights in as few as four days. For the best itineraries, including Dubrovnik and Ston, keep reading below.

How many days do you need in Dubrovnik & Ston?

  • Most travelers spend 5-8 days in Dubrovnik and Ston combined
  • Visiting Dubrovnik and Ston in 4 days is possible, but it will feel rushed
  • With 9 or more days, most travelers choose to add more stops to their trip
  • The most common extensions are Split, Korčula, and Trogir

How Many Days to Spend in Dubrovnik

Recommended Itineraries for Dubrovnik & Ston

Recommended Itinerary for 5 Days

Turquoise water off the Elafiti Islands
Turquoise water of the Elafiti Islands
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Dubrovnik, Transfer to Ston Ston
Day 2 Explore the Pelješac Peninsula Ston
Day 3 Hike on Koločep Island & Visit Dubrovnik Dubrovnik
Day 4 Boat Ride to Elafiti & Hiking Dubrovnik
Day 5 Departure Dubrovnik  

Island-hop around southern Croatia on this action-packed 5-day tour! The itinerary starts and ends in Dubrovnik, the so-called "Pearl of the Adriatic," where you'll have plenty of time to walk around the city's charming OId Town. You'll spend two nights in the medieval city of Ston, the perfect jumping-off point for exploring the rugged Pelješac Peninsula. Then it's onward to Koločep Island and Lopud Island, where you'll hike on coastal trails overlooking the Adriatic Sea, dine on fresh oysters and mussels, and sample Dingač — the region's renowned red wine — at a local winery. Enjoy one last night on the town in bustling Dubrovnik before the trip ends. Read more

Recommended Itinerary for 8 Days

Sunset over the Peljesac Peninsula
Sunset over the Peljesac Peninsula
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive Dubrovnik, Transfer to Ston Ston
Day 2 Cycle & Sea Kayak the Pelješac Penisula  Ston
Day 3 Cycle Mljet Island & National Park Ston
Day 4 Hike the Napoleon Road Ston
Day 5 Sea Kayak on Ston Bay & Hike the Ston Walls Ston
Day 6 Cycle to Dubrovnik Dubrovnik
Day 7 Hiking Lopud or Koločep Island Dubrovnik
Day 8 Depart Dubrovnik  

Celebrate the natural wonders of Croatia's southern coastline on this 8-day multisport adventure. Starting on the glittering Pelješac Peninsula, you'll spend five nights in the town of Ston, home to ancient salt flats and renowned vineyards. Cycle through Mljet National Park, hike Ston's historic city walls, and sea kayak in idyllic bays before cycling down the coast to end your adventure in Dubrovnik—where you'll explore the "Pearl of the Adriatic" and take a day trip to its neighboring islands. Read more

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Extended Itineraries

8-Day Itinerary Including Split

Explore the Pelješac Peninsula and catch a ferry to Korčula from Orebić
Explore the Pelješac Peninsula and catch a ferry to Korčula from Orebić
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Dubrovnik, Explore Dubrovnik
Day 2 Explore Dubrovnik's Old Town Dubrovnik
Day 3 Day trip to Cavtat or to Koločep Dubrovnik
Day 4 Explore the Pelješac Peninsula & Korčula Town Ston
Day 5 Drive to Split, Explore the Roman Ruins of Old Town Split
Day 6 Day Trip to Krka National Park Skradin
Day 7 Day Trip to Trogir, Klis & Salona Split
Day 8 Depart Split  

Journey along the southern Dalmatian coast from the "Pearl of the Adriatic," Dubrovnik, to the historic port city of Split. This eight-day itinerary features the perfect combination of popular attractions, including Korčula Town and Krka National Park, with the slightly less obvious Cavtat, Koločep, Trogir, and Klis. Along the way, you'll discover ancient Roman ruins and medieval town centers, dine on mussels, sample local wines, and tour the Pelješac Peninsula. Read more

10-Day Itinerary Including Split, Hvar & Korčula

Croatia, Dubrovnik - Dubrovnik's famous walled city
Discover Croatia's famous walled city of medieval Dubrovnik
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Split, Explore Split
Day 2 Historical Walking Tour of Split Split
Day 3 Ferry to Hvar, Sunset Sea Kayaking Hvar Town
Day 4 Sail the Pakleni Islands Archipelago Hvar Town
Day 5 Ferry to Korčula, Cycling & Wine Tasting Tour in Lumbarda Korčula Town
Day 6 Drive to Ston via Pelješac Peninsula Ston
Day 7 Explore Ston, Transfer to Dubrovnik Dubrovnik
Day 8 Historical Walking Tour of Dubrovnik Dubrovnik
Day 9 Day Trip to Montenegro Dubrovnik
Day 10 Depart Dubrovnik  

This 10-day itinerary of the Dalmatian coast features a perfect mix of culture, history, and relaxation as you discover ancient Roman cities, island villages, rugged landscapes, and coastal ramparts. Begin with a walking tour of Split before kayaking, sailing, and cycling the islands of Hvar and Korčula, working your way south through the Pelješac Peninsula to visit Ston. End your stay in medieval Dubrovnik, where you'll have the day to explore beautiful beaches and medieval villages along Montenegro's Adriatic coastline. Read more

2-Week Itinerary Including Plitvice Lakes, Split, Hvar, Skradin, Zagreb & Korčula

View's over Korčula's Old Town
Views over Korčula's Old Town
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Zagreb, Explore Zagreb
Day 2 Scenic Castles of the Zagorje Region Zagreb
Day 3 Explore Plitvice Lakes National Park Plitvice Lakes
Day 4 Drive to Zadar via Skradin Skradin
Day 5 Drive to Split via Krka National Park & Trogir Split
Day 6 Explore Split  Split
Day 7 Transfer to Hvar Island Hvar
Day 8 Explore Hvar Island Hvar
Day 9 Transfer to Korčula Island Korčula Island
Day 10 Explore Korčula Island Korčula Island
Day 11 Pelješac Penisula & Ston Ston
Day 12 Explore Dubrovnik Dubrovnik
Day 13 Dubrovnik Day Trip: Cavtat & Koločep Dubrovnik
Day 14 Depart Dubrovnik  

Two weeks is the perfect amount of time to explore the best of Croatia's UNESCO-listed cities, rugged wine country, and idyllic islands. On this immersive self-drive adventure, you'll set off from the northern capital of Zagreb, discovering enchanting castles and pristine national parks as you head south toward the spectacular Dalmatian Coast. After unforgettable stops in Zadar, Skradin, Split, Hvar, and Korčula, your journey comes to an end in the historic Adriatic fortress of Dubrovnik. Read more

How to travel between Dubrovnik & Ston

How to get from Dubrovnik to Ston
The walled city of Ston and its saltworks located on the Pelješac peninsula in southern Croatia are popular attractions for travelers. There are only 34 miles separating Ston from Dubrovnik, making this an easy day trip. 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


Map of Dubrovnik & Ston: Best Itinerary Ideas
Map of Dubrovnik & Ston: Best Itinerary Ideas