How to spend 48 hours in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik, beautiful Dubrovnik. Yes, those of you who spent endless hours watching Game of Thrones would definitely recognise the old town, but for those of you who haven’t watched the show, don’t you worry – it’s still beautiful. The gigantic 16th century stone wall that runs right around the old town is guaranteed to leave you in awe, trust me, we were. We arrived here after our incredible week sailing along the Croatian coast all the way from Split where we stopped in at some of the little islands along the route.
Now, I know the heading says 48 hours, but to make the most of our time we decided to spend 24 hours (which is enough!) in Dubrovnik and the other 24 hours exploring Kravica waterfall and Mostar over in the neighbouring country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Many of our friends have ventured further south along the coast to Montenegro, but we saw so many coastal towns that we simply couldn’t resist heading inland for a Balkan experience.
What to see in Dubrovnik
If you do nothing else in Dubrovnik, you need to make sure you buy your tickets to walk around the walls of Dubrovnik.
The views from the wall are the best you’ll get in Dubrovnik. You might even pick up on a few filming locations for Game of Thrones!
After walking the wall, why not try your luck on the Balancing Stone of Dubrovnik!
We spent the rest of the day exploring the old town, finding gelato and little alleyways filled with restaurants and finding somewhere to grab a bite to eat.
The old town is really beautiful.
On your second day, we can highly recommend taking a day trip to Kravica waterfall and Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. For detailed information on this day trip, click here to read our post.
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“There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” – Charles Dudley Warner