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Best Time to Visit With Return Flights to Dubrovnik
The best time to visit Dubrovnik is during the city’s shoulder season. From September to October, you'll miss the summer crowds, and the temperatures are still warm enough for long days at the beach. Budget travellers will easily find cheap flights to Dubrovnik and hotels drop their rates to make up for the seasonal lull. November to April is low season in Dubrovnik. The cold temperatures and frequent rainstorms keep most travellers away. A lot of the main tourist attractions also close during these months, meaning you'll have to get creative with your itinerary.
On the plus side, return flights to Dubrovnik are cheap, and you'll be able to stay in some of the city's best hotels for a fraction of the cost. The gorgeous summer months of May to August are an excellent time to visit Dubrovnik. The Dalmatian Coast is at its best, and you can spend your days island hopping or taking part in the popular Yacht Week event. The only downside is that prices for hotels in and an airfare to Dubrovnik skyrocket. You'll need to book your holiday well in advance if you want to avoid the increase in rates and snag your first choice hotel.
Top Experiences For Visitors in Croatia on an Airfare to Dubrovnik
The Old City Walls
The Old City Walls are one of the main reasons people buy flights to Dubrovnik. Built in the 10th century, the walls wind around the city for two kilometres and are over six metres tall. While you're strolling along, be sure to visit the Minceta and Bokar Towers as well as the two forts.
Dubrovnik Cathedral and Treasury
If you're a fan of religious history, buy your plane tickets to Dubrovnik and make your way to the city’s Cathedral and Treasury. It's a Baroque-style building and is famous for its beautiful interior decor. There are paintings from the 16th and 18th centuries as well as a piece by the legendary artist Raphael.
The Square of the Loggia
The Square of the Loggia boasts some of the city's most famous buildings. Once your flights to Dubrovnik have landed, make your way to the square and spend a few hours exploring all the sights. Some of the top attractions include Orlando's Column, the Loggia of the Bells and the Church of St. Blaise.
The Rector's Palace is another excellent example of Gothic and Renaissance-style architecture. It's home to the city's Cultural Historical Museum, and it's where you can find exhibitions detailing life during Croatia's medieval years as well as beautiful paintings by Dalmation artists.
Public Transport and How to Get Around
Dubrovnik Airport (DBV)
Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) is located 15 kilometres from the city centre. The best way to get to your hotel after your flights to Dubrovnik land is with the airport bus. However, you can also take a taxi if you don’t want to use public transportation.
Dubrovnik has an extensive bus system, making it easy to get around to all the main attractions, neighbourhoods and nearby cities. You'll find the central bus station two kilometres from Old Town. The local buses start operating at 5am every day and run until after midnight.
If you're booking flights to Dubrovnik, but you also want to explore Croatia's beautiful islands, the ferry system is your best option. You can take ferries all the way up to the north and also travel to Bari and Ancona in Italy.
For a bird’s-eye view of the city, you can take the cable car up to the top of Mt. Srd. The ride lasts only four minutes, and you can see Dubrovnik and the collection of the Adriatic Sea islands. After you’ve booked your flights to Dubrovnik, you can buy your cable car tickets online or once you arrive in the city.
If you're booking flights to Dubrovnik and you want more freedom getting around, you can hire a car through Webjet or pick one up upon landing at Dubrovnik Airport (DVB). However, parking can be expensive and difficult to find.
Major Events and Festivals
Festival of St. Blaise
The Festival of St. Blaise honours the city's patron saint and has been around since the 1100s. It takes place on February 3 and the celebrations last throughout the day. If you book your flights to Dubrovnik around this time, you can take part in the traditional dances, church events and a large feast with many of Croatia's tastiest traditional dishes.
Dubrovnik Summer Festival
The Dubrovnik Summer Festival is another one of the city's long-running festivals. It started more than 60 years ago and lasts from mid-July to the end of August. There's a jam-packed events calendar that makes it worth booking your flights to Dubrovnik around.
If you're a culture buff, you'll want to book your flights to Dubrovnik during the Epidaurus Festival that takes place in September. It's a three-week event that includes a variety of musical performances, poetry readings, and theatrical plays.