After you’ve explored Dubrovnikâ€™s old town, itâ€™s time to explore the surrounding regions. Dubrovnik is within close proximity of a number of beautiful islands and towns, where you can enjoy natural beauty, history and culture, and the best local food and wine. Here are my tips for Dubrovnik day trips.
The Peljesac Peninsula â€“ The first day trip destination on the list is the nearby Peljesac Peninsula. Known for its vineyards and olive groves, the most popular activity here is wine tasting. There are a number of commercial and family owned vineyards, and many are open to wine tours. You can sign up for a tour group from Dubrovnik or make your own way by bus or ferry.
Elaphite Islands â€“ The Elaphite Islands are another popular day trip from Dubrovnik. These are a group of 14 islands, out of which only the three main islands â€“ Sipan, Lopud and Kolocep â€“ are populated. The Elaphite Islands are known for their beautiful beaches, bays and coves. To get to the Elaphite Islands, sign up for a tour cruise or use the ferry service to from Dubrovnik.
Island of Mljet â€“ Nature lovers should make their way to the island of Mljet. Though the island is a little further off from some of the other stops, this is the place to enjoy local flora and fauna. In fact a part of the island is a designated National Park. other activities on offer include biking, trekking, rafting and kayaking. You can reach Mljet by catamaran and daily ferries that operate on this route. Check local listing for seasonal schedules.
Korcula Island â€“ The walled town of Korcula makes for an enjoyable day trip. However, I highly recommend you schedule more than just one day for Korcula, and explore the rest of the island too. Read more about Korcula here.
Bosnia and Herzegovina â€“ Another interesting excursion from Dubrovnik is to the neighbouring country of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The town of Mostar in particular is easily accessible from Dubrovnik. The region is known for its local history and culture; Bosnia enjoys a unique cultural mix that gels Turkish influence with the Balkan way of life. Daily buses run from Dubrovnik to Mostar and Sarajevo. Be sure to carry your passport and other vital documentation when heading across the border.
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