Day trip from Dubrovnik to Pelješac

Duba, small fisherman village on Peljesac peninsula

Above photo: Duba, small fisherman village on Peljesac

Pelješac peninsula is actually very close to Dubrovnik. It takes just an hour drive from there to reach Ston, in my opinion, one of the best places to visit on Peljesac.

There you can eat the fresh seafood, mussels and oysters, walk along towns medieval walls, visit local salt harvesting production and have a swim in Mali Ston or Broce bay.

If you have another hour or so at your disposal, you can go further and spend some time on Prapratno pebbly beach and taste some wine in Trstenik or Janjina.

Or if you have more time, go bit further and visit Duba and Divna for most lovely pebbly beaches, or Potomje for a glass of fantastic wine.

Venturing further away you will arrive in Dingac and Orebic region where you can enjoy the greatest views over the channel, try some kite surfing or windsurfing in Viganj or swim in Trstenica beach and later on eat something in lovely small seaside restaurants and cafes.

Book in advance, public transport or self-drive trip?

Bearing in mind that getting to Peljesac from Dubrovnik takes just one hour and driving across the peninsula another hour, in my opinion, your best option is to take a self-drive day trip to the region. Yes, there are tour companies that offer pre-arranged day trips (see here) but unless you insist I see no reason why would you do that.

Hiring a car in Dubrovnik is not terribly expensive (from about 30 Euro – you can book it online here) and parking in Peljesac is not impossible. A car will give you the flexibility that no other way of transport can offer.

So, take a car, get your google map app and start exploring.

If you don’t like to drive you can always take public transport – bus – from Dubrovnik to Ston. There are at least three buses daily that leave the main bus station at 10:45, 15:15 and 20:30 going back to Dubrovnik at 05:20, 12:00 and 19:00 so you can for about 110 HRK return ticket have really nice day trip on Peljesac, exploring on foot surrounding area of Ston, Mali Ston and Broce. Book your bus ticket in advance here.

There is also a daily bus to Orebic but I would not recommend that one as it is a much longer journey and the bus gets back to town only once a day.

To conclude, if you are visiting Dubrovnik and have a time for a day trip, this is one of the best day trips you can do! See map below and some photos I took on my latest visit to peninsula:

small Vineyard in Potomje @ Peljesac

Above photo: Vineyard in Potomje @ Peljesac

Day trip from Dubrovnik to Peljesac - views over Mljet

Above photo: views over Peljesac channel all the way to Mljet Island

Map of a day trip from Dubrovnik to Peljesac:

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