An amazing Tivat to Dubrovnik Sailing Itinerary
How to get from Tivat to Dubrovnik
Tivat – Dubrovnik Sailing Itinerary. Are you starting your sailing holidays from Kotor Bay in Tivat and trying to find a route that ends in Dubrovnik? Okay, you are at the right place! We have prepared a great Tivat – Dubrovnik Sailing Itinerary, just for you! You will be dazzled by the amazing coastline while enjoying some UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.
Tivat – Dubrovnik Sailing Itinerary
1st Day. Tivat – Herceg Novi
Tivat – Although it is the youngest town in the Boka region, Tivat has a lot of interesting and attractive destinations. Renaissance Summer House Buca in the centre of city, Ostrvo Cvijeca (flowers’ island) with sacred monuments, Gornja Lastva, the old nucleus at an altitude of 300 m, the magnificent beach at Plavi Horizonti and the island Sv. Nikola are tourist destinations that should be visited in Tivat. In the city it self there is the natural marina Kaliman. Tivat is also the only place at the littoral with an airport. There is also a choice of cultural events, such as Bocarska Olympiad and Ljetnje Feste.
2nd Day. Herceg Novi – Cavtat – Dubrovnik
Herceg Novi – Just below the uninspiring roadside frontage hides an appealing Stari Grad (Old Town) with sunny squares and a lively atmosphere. The water’s cleaner here near the mouth of the bay, so the pebbly beaches and concrete swimming terraces are popular. The town sprawls along the coast, absorbing former villages on either side, such as Igalo, which was once a health spa famed for its mineral-bearing mud.
Novi means ‘new’ and Herceg Novi is indeed one of the newer towns on the bay, but at 630-plus years it’s no spring chicken. The Herceg (pronounced ‘her•tseg’) part refers to Herceg (Duke) Stjepan Vukčić of Hercegovina fame who fortified the town in the 15th century; the most dramatic of the remaining fortifications are a little younger.
Cavtat – Cavtat is the most southern town in Croatia, and the most practical way to reach the town is by air. Cilipi (Dubrovnik) airport is just three miles away and well connected.The City of Cavtat has a population of some 1,500 inhabitants, and is itself part of the Dubrovnik Riviera (twenty kilometers south of Dubrovnik, and 3 km of the main coastal highway).
The Cavtat area is most attractive because of the Mediterranean vegetation which covers the whole area; another advantage is unpolluted sea and a very attractive mixture of old and new architecture. Originally it was a Greek settlement called Epidauros.
3rd Day. Dubrovnik – Mljet
Mljet – Mljet is one of the most seductive of all the Adriatic islands. Much of the island is covered by forests and the rest is dotted with fields, vineyards and small villages. The northwestern half contains Mljet National Park, where the lush vegetation, pine forests and spectacular saltwater lakes are exceptionally scenic. You can do cycling or take a boat along the amazing National Park. It’s an unspoiled oasis of tranquility that, according to legend, captivated Odysseus for seven years. We’re sure he didn’t regret a moment.
4th Day. Mljet – Hvar
Island Hvar – The island’s hub and busiest destination, Hvar Town is estimated to draw around 20,000 people a day in the high season. You can see the 13th-century walls surround beautifully ornamented Gothic palaces and traffic-free marble streets. Visitors wander along the main square, explore the sights on the winding stone streets, swim on the numerous beaches or pop off to the Pakleni Islands.
There are several good restaurants here and a number of great hotels, but thanks to the island’s appeal to well-heeled guests, the prices can be seriously inflated. Don’t be put off if you’re on a lower budget though, as private accommodation and a couple of hostels cater to a younger, more diverse crowd.
5th Day. Hvar – Split
Split – The second-largest city in Croatia, Split (Spalato in Italian) is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived. Always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance of tradition and modernity. Step inside Diocletian’s Palace (a Unesco World Heritage site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments) and you’ll see dozens of bars, restaurants and shops thriving between the old walls where Split life has been going on for thousands of years.
Split is often seen mainly as a transport hub to the hip nearby islands (which, indeed, it is), but the city has been sprucing itself up and attracting attention by renovating the old Riva (seafront) and replacing the former cement strolling ground with a marble look. Even though the modern transformation hasn’t pleased all the locals, the Riva is a beauty.
6th Day. Split – Korcula
Island Korcula – Rich in vineyards, olive groves, small villages, and harbouring a glorious old town, the island of Korčula is the sixth-largest Adriatic island. Quiet coves and small sandy beaches dot the steep southern coast while the northern shore is flatter and more pebbly.
Tradition is alive and kicking on Korčula, with age-old religious ceremonies, folk music and dances still being performed to an ever-growing influx of tourists. If you love wine, here you will adore sampling. Arguably the best of all Croatian whines is produced from pošip grapes, which are only grown here and to a lesser extent on the Pelješac Peninsula.
7th Day. Korcula – Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik – You will be dazzled by the beauty of the old town. Indeed it’s hard to imagine anyone becoming jaded by the city’s marble streets, baroque buildings and the endless shimmer of the Adriatic, or failing to be inspired by a walk along the ancient city walls that have protected a civilized, sophisticated republic for centuries.
Take the revamped cable car up to Mt Srđ; marvel at the Mediterranean lifestyle and the interplay of light and stone; trace the rise and fall of Dubrovnik in museums replete with art and artifacts; exhaust yourself retracing history – then plunge into the azure sea.
You can also search for 1 day tours around Dubrovnik. (E.g. Tour in Elafiti Islands on a historical galleon with music, wine and lunch).