How to get there
Dubrovnik Airport is roughly 16 kilometres (10 miles) outside the city centre and in terms of passenger numbers it’s the second busiest airport in Croatia.
Many airlines use the airport, though nearly all the flights offered are seasonal and charters.
British Airways has year round flights from London Gatwick; Lufthansa and Lufthansa Regional offer flights from Munich, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, and Berlin as examples, but if you’re travelling from outside Europe you’ll need to connect through one of these larger cities first.
Over 1000 accommodations to choose from
Over 1000 hotels or apartments in Dubrovnik range from low budget up to the highly luxurious. Those that are closest to the Old Town are always the most desirable and pricey.
Hotel Excelsior is one example of a 5 star hotel in Dubrovnik that is just 5 minutes walk from the Old Town, while The Pucic Palace is right in the Old Town itself. It is set within an 18th century Baroque palace.
Hotel Dubrovnik Palace is an other five star hotel situated at the Lapad Peninsula just outside town with a private beach and a scuba diving center.
In all, Dubrovnik has seventeen 5 star hotels to choose from, and many more 4 star hotels.
Dubrovnik weather and climate
Dubrovnik is somewhere in between a Mediterranean and a humid subtropical climate because while it is hot and sunny the summers do experience more rainfall than most Med cities.
The average high in July and August is 28C so it’s hot but not too hot here, cooling to an average low of 21C overnight.
July and August are the driest months of the year so visiting at this time is recommended, but still, pack an umbrella or light jacket just in case you’re caught in a shower.
The streets will be quieter in May and June and rainfall is still not problematic during these months, though it does pick up the other side of summer, particularly in October and November.
Still, Dubrovnik benefits from over 2,500 hours of sunshine per year which is impressive!
Festivals and events
Dubrovnik Summer Festival is the largest and best known annual festival in the city. It’s held over 45 days between 10 July and 25 August and features many dance performances, music, theatre and opera.
The performances are very popular so you should try to book tickets in advance if planning to attend.
The Carnival in Dubrovnik is also worth a visit if you plan a journey here in wintertime.