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If you are planning a short break to Dubrovnik, then take our advice and follow our suggested itinerary to ensure that you don't miss out on the city's best landmarks and attractions. Pack those walking shoes and get sightseeing with the city break specialists.
Read more on this destination in the AA Key Guide to Croatia.
Suggested Dubrovnik itinerary
Morning - Set off early to enjoy the 2 km walk of the city walls and forts. When you have finished you are likely to find yourself at Pile Gate in front of which you can marvel at the Onofrio Fountain (named after its Neapolitan builder) that collected drinking water for its citizens. Then opposite you will find the Franciscan Monastery with the sculpture of Pieta over the door.
Lunch - You really must not miss a visit to Café Buza, so it could be the perfect spot for a light lunch snack. You can enjoy the views, take the steps down the beach or just enjoy the odd brave soul who will cliff jump from the ‘lion’ rock into the sea below.
Afternoon - A renaissance treat is the Sponza Palace, a delight for visitors both inside and out and when you have finished you could visit the St. Blaise’s Church nearby, that is dedicated to the patron saint.
Dinner - Head to Lokanda Peskarija to enjoy a meal overlooking the harbour where seafood is the speciality.
Evening - After eating you could head to the renowned Troubadour Jazz Café to sit back and listen or take to the floor for a dance as you enjoy the live American style jazz music.
Morning - Another early start to head to the Gunduliceva Poljana market and when you have had your fill you could head to the Stradun (main street) or one of the shopping malls to stock up an any items that you were not able to find on the market
Lunch - Kamenica, with outdoor tables overlooking the open air market, is an informal restaurant with delicious dishes including platters that you can share.
Afternoon - Don’t miss a visit to the Rector’s Palace which is the highlight of Renaissance architecture built in the late 15th century and an interesting museum inside. Then across the square is the baroque Cathedral that was built in the 18th century.
Dinner - Poklisar is a popular restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious meal while you are bring entertained by romantic piano music.
Evening - For a bit of fun after being entertained throughout dinner you could try your luck at
the Golden Sun Casino, or perhaps you would just prefer to end your short stay with a walk through the town enjoying the sights as the are illuminated against the night sky.