Known to be the film location for huge productions such as Game of Thrones and Star Wars, Dubrovnik is a stunning city on the Adriatic Coast of Croatia and a must-see destination for frequent travelers. So, If you’re lucky enough to visit this splendid city, we’ve laid out a basic plan of how you can spend an entire 3 days in Dubrovnik and make the most of it.
Get an early start and check out the Old Town where you can spend hours exploring the narrow streets. Fuel your body with some traditional pies and a coffee from Mlinar, as you’ll probably need the energy to climb stairs and walk around Dubrovnik’s famous walls. Once you’re done (it can take approximately 2 hours), we would recommend you end the day by heading to War Photo Limited. By now, it’s almost sunset time, so grab a good spot at Buza and see the breathtaking sunset over the blue waters of the Adriatic sea.
Looking for other cool things you can do in the Old Town? Check out our “Dubrovnik Old Town” article.
Rent a car and hit the road. Make sure you have all the required documents to enter Bosnia (if have a multiple-entry Schengen visa you should be fine) and set your nav to Mostar.
1st stop: Mostar
Mostar is popular for a couple of things, but the main attraction is Stari Most, a beautiful bridge first built in the 16th century. Back in the day, some locals used to jump into the river from the bridge (it’s 30m high), but now for a small fee, you can also attempt to do the jump. To get a snapshot of recent history, don’t forget to check out the Sniper Tower, an abandoned eerie building that was used by snipers during the war. And before you head out to your next spot, try cevapcici, a traditional dish of minced meat and skinless sausage that is wrapped in bread. Trust us, you’re going to like this one!
2nd stop: Medjugorje
Known to be an unofficial place of Catholic pilgrimage since Virgin Mary allegedly appeared on Apparition Hill in 1981. Regardless of your personal beliefs, it’s an interesting place to visit with plenty to see, including the ‘Queen of Peace’ and “Risen Christ’ statue near the church.
3rd stop: Kravice Waterfalls
Make sure you check the opening timings before visiting. The best time to see the waterfall is during spring with water coming down from as high as 25m and plenty of scenic views you can enjoy.
4th stop: Ston
Famous for its stone walls, make sure you check opening times before visiting. Here, you can explore the walls but leave Ston before sunset because the views on the drive back are going take your breath away.
If you manage to start the day really early take the cable car, to enjoy panoramic views of old town, the Adriatic sea and the island of Lokrum. Take lots of photos and don’t spend more than an hour here. Go back to the base station and then it’s a 15-minute walk to the marina in the Old Town where you can catch a boat (official not private) to Lokrum. Make sure you find out when the last ferry leaves back to the city.
There are plenty of things to do on Lokrum, including kayaking, swimming in the Dead Sea (a salty pool of water, similar to the Dead Sea in Jordan), admiring peacocks, visiting a monastery and botanical gardens. Lastly, don’t forget to visit the Game of Thrones Museum and get your chance to sit on the Iron Throne.
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