7 Day Itinerary in Dubrovnik

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Here is a sample Dubrovnik itinerary to help you think through your vacation to this Croatian tourist town, nicknamed the "pearl of the Adriatic".

Day 1

Fly into Dubrovnik Airport. The airport is located just 20 KM outside of the city, so you can fairly easily take a taxi or shuttle to your hotel. If you stay in old town Dubrovnik you will have the advantage of being able to walk to many of your destinations, as well as many great restaurants. If you stay outside of old town, it is not that difficult to get there by bus, but you still lose thespontaneity of stepping outside on a whim. Once you get settled into your hotel, explore what you can of old town and get something to eat.

Day 2

There are many sights in old town, so you will definitely want to spend more than half a day (or less) exploring it. Take some more time, and make sure to check out interesting monuments such as thePlaca Stradun, the main drag of old town and one of the most interesting streets, and Onofrio's Fountain.

Day 3

Time to wander outside of old town. The Bell Tower lies at the eastern end of Placa Stradun in Luza Square. Nearby you can see Roland's Column, in front of the Bell Tower, and the Sponza Palace, to the west. Some of the original parts of the Bell Tower have been removed for safekeeping and are available for viewing inside theSponza Palace.

Day 4

Being a very old town, a visit to Dubrovnik would not be complete without seeing a collection of impressive Baroque churches. Some great examples include the Dominican Monastery, the Church of SaintBlaise, Dubrovnik's patron saint, and the Franciscan Monastery.

Day 5

Before your vacation is over you may want to see a little bit of what is outside of the city itself. To do this take a ferry to Lokrum, an island in the Adriatic Sea, where you can see an old fort, a monastery, and some great beaches and gardens. Visiting Lokrum is a great way to get out of the city and relax a little bit.

Day 6

Your last full day in Dubrovnik, you can either spend some time revisiting old town or check out some of the city's great museums, such as the Dominican History Museum and the Treasury of Cathedral. Take an early dinner in old town and afterwards walk on the old city walls, which afford some great views and photo opportunities.

Day 7

On your way out of town, stop and pick up some of the local chocolate, which is a great gift to take home for friends and family (or a good snack for the flight).

February 09, 2010 new by cjr236

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