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Split or Dubrovnik?

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1. Posted by dreamer77 (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

Hi everyone,

My friends and I are visiting the Croatian coast on our travels and we only have time to visit one city- 2 of us want to go to Dubrovnik and the other 2 want to go to Split, though we don't want to be separated!

Please could someone help us in our decision! any information will be of help! Thanks

2. Posted by anon ali (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y

hey! I did both and it really depends on what you're looking for. Dubrovnik is stunning (best outside the city walls along the coast cliffs) but because it revolves entirely around tourism if you hate touristy areas it can really get to you. Split is awesome too, slightly less touristy and a bit bigger. If you go, go to this park type place, on the right hand side as you look out at the port. I went wandering up there one night and found that that is where all the croatian kids that listen to "alternative" music hang out drinkin wine from plastic bottles. They introduced me to all their mates and the "leader". Made for a good story anyway....

Also seeing as you only have time for one, i doubt you have time to drop into sarajevo, but i have to reccommend it anyway. We got the bus from dubrovnik to sarajevo, and it was the best part of our whole trip... people are so cool, and country is beautiful... a must in my books....

3. Posted by nickla (Respected Member 223 posts) 11y

How far was it from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo and did u encounter any security issues at all? I am going to both Split and Dubrovnik and am keen to take a day trip from one of them to the surrounding areas, but wasnt sure where was best / easierst to get to / safest.

Thanks

4. Posted by kb7678 (Budding Member 40 posts) 11y

I went with a group of friends to Croatia last year and managed to get to both Split and Dubrovnik...I would say go to both. Both have unique qualities and as they are only about 4-5 hour bus ride apart it would be a shame to miss out. The bus ride is good in itself in that the views out the window are spectacular (the bus travels along the coast for a large amount of the trip)...just remember to have your passports on you as you do cross into Bosnia for 9km of your journey - I forgot and had to climb into the baggage hold of our bus to get our 4 passports out.
Split take some tours to the outlying Islands - the water is spectacular and its nice to sit and have a beer and relax on what are really great beachs.
Will definitely be going back in the future to take in more of this wonderful country.
Enjoy!!

5. Posted by kb7678 (Budding Member 40 posts) 11y

I went with a group of friends to Croatia last year and managed to get to both Split and Dubrovnik...I would say go to both. Both have unique qualities and as they are only about 4-5 hour bus ride apart it would be a shame to miss out. The bus ride is good in itself in that the views out the window are spectacular (the bus travels along the coast for a large amount of the trip)...just remember to have your passports on you as you do cross into Bosnia for 9km of your journey - I forgot and had to climb into the baggage hold of our bus to get our 4 passports out.
Split take some tours to the outlying Islands - the water is spectacular and its nice to sit and have a beer and relax on what are really great beachs.
Will definitely be going back in the future to take in more of this wonderful country.
Enjoy!!

6. Posted by kb7678 (Budding Member 40 posts) 11y

I went with a group of friends to Croatia last year and managed to get to both Split and Dubrovnik...I would say go to both. Both have unique qualities and as they are only about 4-5 hour bus ride apart it would be a shame to miss out. The bus ride is good in itself in that the views out the window are spectacular (the bus travels along the coast for a large amount of the trip)...just remember to have your passports on you as you do cross into Bosnia for 9km of your journey - I forgot and had to climb into the baggage hold of our bus to get our 4 passports out.
Split take some tours to the outlying Islands - the water is spectacular and its nice to sit and have a beer and relax on what are really great beachs.
Will definitely be going back in the future to take in more of this wonderful country.
Enjoy!!

7. Posted by luis75 (Inactive 27 posts) 11y

I´ve been last summer to Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and even visited Kosovo I´ve never had any problems or safe issues.. incredible countries with awesome cities and very kind people.

8. Posted by anon ali (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y

didnt have any security problems at all. if you're taking a day trip I'd say go for mostar. We didnt stop there but it looked great... a bit shook up, but a friend of mine went there last year aswell and loved it. Cant quite remember how long the bus journey was... so you might have to look it up. Bus we took left really early in the morning so we still had a good bit of time that evening by the time we got to sarajevo.
Only thing you'll notice is the security checks took quite a while getting into Bosnia. It doesnt take long if you're just passing through to get from split to dubrovnik or visa versa but definatly a bit longer to get to mostar. I cant help much more Im afraid but Im sure you could find out fairly easily.... somewhere...

9. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

If you reaslly do have to pick one or the other, Dubrovnik.