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Dubrovnik travel guide

WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: 4-22 (°C)

Dubrovnik starts to warm up in the spring, with temperatures hovering in the mid-20s (°C) in April. By the peak of summer, the city is warm and sunny, with highs of 28 (°C) and up to 13 hours of sunshine a day. Things start to cool off in the autumn, but you can still enjoy blue skies and average temperatures in the low teens. Dubrovnik is quieter in the winter so this is a great time to visit if you’d prefer a more peaceful holiday. Temperatures can dip to as low as 5 (°C), so bring a jacket if you’re arriving at this time.

Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

DUBROVNIK IS BEST FOR...

Music Lovers: Whether it’s jazz, electro or opera that takes your fancy, Dubrovnik has a range of music festivals throughout the year.

History Buffs: Thanks to Dubrovnik’s medieval architecture, famous monuments and countless museums, there’s a piece of history behind every stone.

Beach Loungers: Swimming in Dubrovnik’s turquoise sea waters may well be a highlight of your holiday.

FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Dubrovnik is Croatian.

Currency: The currency used in Dubrovnik is Croatian kuna (HRK).

Local time: Dubrovnik is one hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Dubrovnik airport (DBV) lies approximately 9.5 miles from Dubrovnik city centre.

Flight time from UK: 2 to 3 hours.

Tourist information: Further Dubrovnik tourist information can be found at www.tzdubrovnik.hr.

Visa / health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/croatia for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Rovinj.

GETTING AROUND

By bus: Local buses offer a comfortable and regular connection to all districts within the city.

By taxi: Taxi’s run on a meter and taxi stands are located in the busiest parts of the city.

On foot: The best way to explore Dubrovnik is on foot.

EVENTS

Summer festival: Get your tickets early for the DU-EL FEST electronic music festival which takes place in the middle of August. This four-day event attracts thousands of music revellers each year thanks to its stunning location and impressive artist line-up.

Open-air performances: Held every year between July and August, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival presents a rich programme of music, film and dance performances in several open-air venues around the city.

Museum night: Don’t miss the Night of Museums in January when the city’s museums offer free entry and late night opening hours.