10 Day Trips From Dubrovnik For An Amazing Tour In 2024

Dubrovnik Day Trips

1. The Island of Lokrum
2. Cavtat
Mljet National Park
The Elafiti Islands
The Peljesac Peninsula
Kravice Waterfalls

Explore the wonderful natural and cultural landmarks of Dubrovnik that are less than two hours away by taking one of the many day trips from Dubrovnik. The Croatian city is one of the most well-liked vacation spots on the Mediterranean Sea and undoubtedly lives up to its name of being the "jewel of the Adriatic." The easiest method of going on these Dubrovnik day trips is through sailing on a boat or by car. Visit the many places close to these stunning islands such as Cavtat, characterised by the shore, red roofed homes and charming settlements.

Foodies will adore the Peljesac Peninsula with its patchwork of farms and excellent seafood. For those who love history and culture, Mostar, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, shines above its turbulent past with hospitable residents and a charming ancient town on the banks of the Neretva River. Cavtat and Lokrum Island, on the other hand, are the best day trips from Dubrovnik if you want to avoid long drives and expensive excursions.

Here are some of the best day trips from Dubrovnik:

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The Island Of Lokrum

  • The Island of Lokrum is one of the most popular spots for Dubrovnik day trips located just 600 metres away from the coast of Dubrovnik. 
  • The French Fort Royal Castle, perched 96 metres above the island's highest peak, is fascinating to explore and provides stunning views of the Adriatic and Dubrovnik. 
  • The magnificent Lokrum Botanical Garden, known for its variety of both indigenous and imported flora, is also well worth the trip. 
  • You can sunbathe or swim in the lake Mrtvo More meaning ‘Dead sea’ located here.
  • Easily reach the island by a short ferry ride from Dubrovnik’s old town’s port.

Location: The island is located in the Adriatic Sea, 600 metres from the city of Dubrovnik


  • A more serene and relaxed day trips from Dubrovnik includes a visit to Cavtat, only 30 minutes away from Dubrovnik by car.
  • Located between a mountain range and lovely harbour, the picturesque old town of Cavtat, with its winding cobblestone lanes and historic stone buildings topped with red-tiled roofs, is a perfect place to start exploring the surrounding area. 
  • See the former house of this town’s most popular resident, artist Vlaho Bukovac whose paintings decorate the town walls. 
  • Outdoor activities like swimming, sunbathing as well as biking, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding are a must try at the beaches in Cavtat.

Location: The town is located on the Adriatic Coast of Croatia, southeast of Dubrovnik


  • Dotted with charming villages and beautiful vistas, Montenegro is a tiny yet enchanting country, less than two hours away from Dubrovnik.
  • Along the coastline, red-roofed settlements cling to rocky hillsides while mountains tumble into the Adriatic Sea and sand beaches surround sapphire oceans. 
  • You can explore untamed pine forests, valleys created by raging rivers, and rough mountain summits inside the country. 
  • Tour the numerous places in the country such as the Tara River Canyon, Budva beach town and Durmintor national park where you can try some outdoor adventures like biking, hiking, swimming and skiing.

Location: A country located in the west-central Balkans at the southern end of the Dinaric Alps
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  • One of the best day trips from Dubrovnik is a visit to Korcula, a medieval town located on Korcula Island. 
  • Korcula is famous as the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo and is regarded as a Mini Dubrovnik due to being a compact yet a beautiful old town.
  • When you come here, you can see the alleged home of Marco Polo as well as the St. Mark's Cathedral with its recognisable bell tower, which was built in the style of the Venetian architecture. 
  • The seaside town of Korcula can be easily reached by a ferry or car from Dubrovnik within two hours.

Location: The island is located in the Adriatic Sea, off the Dalmatian coast, in Croatia


  • Mostar, a city in Bosnia-Herzegovina situated on the Neretva River, is well known for its historic bridge, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
  • Walking along the cobbled streets of Mostar and clicking a picture of the famous landmark, the historic Old Bridge is amongst some of the more popular Dubrovnik day trips 
  • The current town was built in the fifteenth century, and it continues to feature intriguing Turkish-style architecture. 
  • Some of the other highlights of the city include its charming historic buildings, shopping for local crafts at the old bazaar and the Mosque of Mostar.

Location: A city in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, straddling the Neretva River

Mljet National Park

  • One of the best day trips from Dubrovnik for nature lovers is the Mljet National Park which can be conveniently reached by a catamaran from Dubrovnik. 
  • Dubbed as the greenest island in Croatia, Mljet is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. 
  • Mljet consists of numerous hiking trails and forests as well as crystal clear sea water and tranquil lakes.
  • Veliko Jezero ( big lake) and Malo Jezero (small lake), two connected blue saltwater lakes, are Mljet's main attractions. 
  • St. Mary, a little island in one of the lakes, features an 800-year-old Benedictine abbey that visitors can visit on a boat tour.

Location: Pristanište 2, 20226, Govedari – Mljet

The Elafiti Islands

  • From Gruž, Dubrovnik's harbour district, you may take a quick boat ride to the lovely Elafiti Islands if you enjoy sailing and island hopping. 
  • 13 islands make up the archipelago, although only three of them are inhabited. With their charming villages and serene beaches, these islands make delightful Dubrovnik day trips. You can take a sailing vacation from Dubrovnik to discover them. 
  • You can also explore the sea caves on the island or may admire the fantastic summer homes.
  • The many beaches here consist of sand and pebbles as well as sea caves that can be explored by the visitors.

Location: The island is located in the northwest of Dubrovnik, in the Adriatic Sea

The Peljesac Peninsula

  • One of the most fun Dubrovnik day trips is going to the Peljesac Peninsula, the second largest peninsula in Croatia famous for its sandy-pebbly beaches, rugged mountains, red wine, oysters and seafood. 
  • The peninsula is dotted with fig, almond, farms, grapevines and lemon trees with a small number of inhabitants.
  • It is most famous among foodies who wish to try some of the best Croatian red wine and delectable seafood while enjoying the sunny beaches here.
  • The main highlights of the peninsula include a hike up Mount Ilija and a visit to a historic monastery named Our Lady of the Angels.

Location: Southern Dalmatia, in Croatia

Kravice Waterfalls

  • Situated close to the village of Studenci in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kravice waterfalls are abundant in streams and underground water making it one of the most serene day trips from Dubrovnik.
  • If the water is a little cool, you can rent kayaks to paddle down the river farther downstream or go swimming in the pool at the base of the falls. 
  • The best time to visit the Kravice Waterfalls is during the spring months and early summer as this is the time when the surrounding forests are lush green.
  • Pack some light beverages and snacks  to enjoy by the water's edge, or buy some at the cafes here.

Location: National reserve in Studenci, Ljubuški, Bosnia-Herzegovina


  • Topping the list of day trips from Dubrovnik is the lively city of Split located 230 km away from Dubrovnik but definitely worth a visit. 
  • Split is Croatia’s second largest city surrounded by mountains and sea.
  • It is centred on the majestic Diocletian's Palace, which is 1,700 years old and was built for its namesake Roman Emperor in the late third and early fourth century, which was also used as the setting for the hit television series Game of Thrones. 
  • The old town of Split is also a UNESCO World Heritage listed site, as well as a pedestrian only town with some of the major attractions including The Peristyle, the temple of Jupiter and the Cathedral of St. Domnius.

Location: Lies on the Adriatic coast, central Dalmatia, on the Split (Marjan) peninsula

People Also Ask About Dubrovnik

  1. What are the best day trips from Dubrovnik?

    1. Mljet National Park
    2. The Elafiti Islands
    3. Mostar
    4. The Island of Lokrum
    5. Montenegro
  2. What are the essential items that you need to carry on the day trips?

    It is a must to carry the essentials from clothes to toiletries when you are going on day trips. For your Dubrovnik day trips, carry along light as well as warm clothing along with sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, some light snacks as well as your passport and camera.
  3. Which is the best day trip from Dubrovnik with family?

    One of the best day trips from Dubrovnik with family is exploring Mostar located on the shore of the Neretva river in the city of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Observe the world go by at one of the numerous river cafes, admire the beautiful architecture and mosques as well as try the delicious local cuisine such as the cevapi and Bosnian pastry meal.Some other great day trips are the day trip to Elafiti Islands, day trip to the island of Lokrum, Montenegro day trips and others.
  4. What is special about Dubrovnik?

    Located on the southern coast of Croatia, the beautiful city of Dubrovnik is renowned for its fascinating past and vibrant present, beautiful architecture, and attractive scenery. The city's Old Town is home to numerous historical sites, including the Rector's Palace and Dubrovnik's Walls. The city is quite special, being one of the primary filming locations for the popular television series Game of Thrones.
  5. How to reach Dubrovnik?

    By flight: Take a flight to Dubrovnik airport which has several international and domestic connections to various cities like Split, Zagreb, etc.

    By car: Having a good roadway network, you can reach Dubrovnik by car by driving southwards. You will have to cross the city of Bosnia and Herzegovina to reach Dubrovnik.

    By sea: For a scenic trip, travel by sea from the nearby cities of Split and Adriatic islands which have numerous sea links to Dubrovnik. The Port of Gruž is the place where the cruise ships dock in Dubrovnik.
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