A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Bari vs. Dubrovnik for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Bari or Dubrovnik?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Bari and Dubrovnik. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Bari or Dubrovnik?

Bari

Off the lustrous, aquamarine waters of the Adriatic Sea, a bustling city hums to life as the sun sets. Though an ancient city, Bari still attains its youthful air, with a thriving nightlife and breathtaking boulevards. The capital city of Apulia region, Bari is the second most important economic center of mainland Southern Italy, as well as a significant port and university city. Despite this, Bari is on the list of Southern Italy's best off the beaten path locations, and is a must-see for everyone - even though it doesn't get as many visitors as Italy's more popular destinations.

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic", is a beautiful walled city in southern Croatia that sits on the edge of the Adriatic Sea. It's a small city, with only about 40,000 residents, but it's become one of the most significant tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The city was historically built on maritime trade, which is not surprising given its location near major Italian and Greek ports such as Venice, Bari, Corfu, and Trieste. It was a center of language and literature and was the home of many important poets, playwrights, painters, and scientists during the 15th and 16th centuries. Today its economy is dependent on tourism and it is one of the most popular destinations in the region. People visit the city for its impressive history, beautiful setting, great weather, and interesting architecture.

Which city is cheaper, Dubrovnik or Bari?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Bari is €91, while the average daily cost in Dubrovnik is €77. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Bari and Dubrovnik in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bari 59
    Dubrovnik 40
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bari 118
    Dubrovnik 80
Compare Hotels in Bari and Dubrovnik

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bari 9.18
    Dubrovnik 9.93
Typical Local Transportation prices in Bari

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Bari:


  • Train to Lecce
    44

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bari

Also for Bari, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private transfer: Bari to Bari Airport (BRI): $622
  • TOUR - Bari, Polignano a Mare and Alberobello (complimentary transfer service): $398
  • Private tour & transfer from Bari to Matera and Alberobello: $364
  • Private tour and transfer Trani & Castel del Monte from Bari: $364
  • Private Transfer from Bari to Amalfi with 2 Sightseeing Stops: $337
  • Private Transfer from Bari to Naples with 2 Sightseeing Stops: $307
  • TOUR - Matera (complimentary transfer service from/to Bari and surroundings): $306
  • Tour with transfer from Bari to Castel del Monte: $300
  • Private tour & transfer from Bari to Matera: $300
  • Tour with transfer from Bari to Matera & Alberobello - 1 day: $300
  • Private Transfer from Bari to Brindisi (BDS) Airport: $282
  • Private tour with transfer from Bari to Alberobello: $281

Typical Local Transportation prices in Dubrovnik

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Dubrovnik:


  • Bus Around Town
    1.43

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Dubrovnik

Also for Dubrovnik, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private transfer Dubrovnik Hvar with boat: $2,256
  • Private transfer Dubrovnik - Zagreb and explore sights along the way: $1,680
  • Transfer from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes: $1,173
  • Luxury Private Transfer from Dubrovnik/Dubrovnik airport to Sarajevo: $1,020
  • Private Transfer from Dubrovnik to Tuzla Airport (TZL): $885
  • Luxury Private Transfer from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik/Dubrovnik airport: $846
  • Private transfer Dubrovnik - Zadar and explore sights along the way: $834
  • Luxury Private Transfer from Dubrovnik/Dubrovnik airport to Hvar: $765
  • Split Private Transfer From Dubrovnik: $690
  • Dubrovnik - Hvar : Private One-Way Transfer with Mercedes Vehicles: $639
  • Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Kolašin (Montenegro) ski resorts: $597
  • Private Transfer from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes: $585

Is it cheaper to fly into Bari or Dubrovnik?

Prices for flights to both Dubrovnik and Bari change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Bari 26
    Dubrovnik 25
Typical Food prices in Bari

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Bari:


  • Dinner
    44
  • Coffee
    2.00

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bari

For Bari, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Bari Walking Street Food Tour: $51
  • Bari Street Food Tour by Bike: $62
  • Private Bari Street Food Tour by Rickshaw: $70
  • Bari Rickshaw and Street Food Tour: $70
  • Conversano: Extra Virgin Olive Oil Food Tour with Tasting: $74
  • Bari Rickshaw Street Food Tour: $74
  • Puglia Plates - Bari Food Tour: $76
  • Traditional Italian pasta Hands-on cooking class: $86
  • Hands on home made Panzerotti cooking class in Bari: $97
  • Dining experience at a Cesarina's home in Bari with show cooking: $106
  • Small-group Street food tour in Bari: $111
  • Private Cooking class in a Local Apulian Masseria: $135

Typical Food prices in Dubrovnik

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Dubrovnik:


  • Seafood Dinner (for 2)
    29

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Dubrovnik

For Dubrovnik, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • 2-Hour Sunset Cruise with Dinner: $73
  • Unique Sunset and Dinner Cruise in the Magnificent Traditional Karaka boat: $96
  • Dubrovnik Traditional Food Tour: $108
  • Old Town Food Tour: $130
  • Flavours of Dubrovnik - Food Tour: $131
  • Traditional Dalmatian Cooking Class from Dubrovnik: $147
  • Croatian Traditional Cuisine: Peka Cooking Lesson: $149
  • Traditional Cooking Class in Dubrovnik Countryside: $164
  • Cooking Classes Traditional Meals of Konavle region: $166
  • Dubrovnik Food Tour with Friendly Local Guide: $167
  • E-Bike Tour + Farm To Table Cooking Class: $184
  • Dubrovnik Food Tour by Vidokrug: $192

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bari 6.89
    Dubrovnik 15

Tours and Activities in Bari

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Bari.

  • 1 Hour Bari Electric Scooter Guided Tour: $40
  • 2 days mini tour from Bari to Matera and Alberobello: $574
  • 2-Hour Private Tour of Bitonto: a jewel you cannot miss: $220
  • 2-hour private walking tour of Bari with a local guide: $336
  • 3 Days Private Tour Unesco Wonders Puglia & Matera: $1,058
  • 5 DAYS TOUR UNESCO WONDERS OF PUGLIA & MATERA Small group tour: $1,555
  • 5 Days Self Drive Tour Unesco Wonders Puglia & Matera - (hotel + Guides): $1,085
  • 6 DAYS TOUR UNESCO WONDERS PUGLIA & MATERA Small group every friday: $1,914
  • 7 Days Private Tour Puglia & Matera: $2,488
  • ALBEROBELLO shore excursion from BARI or BRINDISI cruise ports: $112
  • Apulia in 4 Nights with Sightseeing tours and Accomodation: $759
  • Apulia: Bike Tour through the Treasures of Bari: $40

Typical Entertainment prices in Dubrovnik

For Dubrovnik, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Boat to Lokrum Island (for 2)
    13
  • Dubrovnik City Wall Tour (for 2)
    53
  • Dubrovnik Cable Car (for 2)
    45

Tours and Activities in Dubrovnik

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Dubrovnik.

  • 'Up with the Chickens' or "Sunset chasing" Old Town Tour: $16
  • 2 hours Elafiti Islands Private Tour by Barracuda 545: $284
  • 4 Days Montenegro-Albania-Kosovo Tour from Dubrovnik or Kotor: $918
  • 4 days hiking tour Valbona Valley National Park from Dubrovnik: $762
  • 4 hours Private Speedboat Tour to Elaphite Islands by RANIERI SUN CRUISER 23: $477
  • 4-Hours Dubrovnik Elaphiti Islands & Blue Cave Snorkeling Tour: $75
  • 4-Night Three Countries Tour from Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina: $954
  • 5 Days Deluxe Cruise from Dubrovnik to Split All Inclusive: $1,534
  • 6-Night Independent Tour of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula and Split: $952
  • 7 Days Small-Group Tour from Dubrovnik to Athens via Albania: $1,757
  • 8 h Private Speedboat Tour to Elaphite Islands by QUICKSILVER activ 675 open: $584
  • 8 hours Dubrovnik Blue Cave Private Tour with boat: $498

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bari 10
    Dubrovnik 11
Typical Alcohol prices in Bari

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Bari:


  • Beer
    2.00

Sample the Local Flavors in Bari

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Bari:

  • Private guide Altamura with a visit to the wine museum and wine tasting: $106
  • Private Tour: Trulli of Alberobello plus Wine Tasting: $253
  • Trani, Wine Tasting, and Castel Del Monte tour from Bari or Ostuni: $325

Sample the Local Flavors in Dubrovnik

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Dubrovnik:

  • Sunset Sea Kayaking and Wine Tasting Tour Dubrovnik: $44
  • Wine tasting and visit to Ston- Group Tour: $60
  • Peljesac Peninsula Wine Tour from Dubrovnik: $61
  • Day Tour of Korcula Island from Dubrovnik with Wine Tasting: $63
  • FAMOUS LEGENDS OF PELJESAC and KORCULA with WINE TASTING: $65
  • Island of Korcula with Wine Tasting Day Trip from Dubrovnik: $69
  • Korčula tour with wine tasting from Dubrovnik: $69
  • Wine tasting and visit to Ston: $72
  • Wine Tasting Pelješac and a visit to Ston: $72
  • Konavle Valley Wine Tour from Dubrovnik with Train Ride and Wine Tasting: $75
  • Smiley wine tasting on peninsula Peljesac: $76
  • Smiley Hercegovina wine tour: $77


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Bari and Dubrovnik, we can see that Bari is more expensive. And not only is Dubrovnik much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Dubrovnik would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Dubrovnik and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Bari would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Bari than you might in Dubrovnik.


When is the best time to visit Bari or Dubrovnik?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Bari or Dubrovnik in the Summer?

Both Dubrovnik and Bari are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. Also, many travelers come to Dubrovnik for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, and the family-friendly experiences.

Bari is around the same temperature as Dubrovnik in the summer. The temperature in Bari is usually 25°C (76°F) in July, and Dubrovnik stays around 25°C (77°F).

In July, Bari usually receives less rain than Dubrovnik. At this time of the year, Bari gets 9 mm (0.3 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 26 mm (1 in) of rain.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Bari 25°C (76°F) 
    Dubrovnik 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Bari or Dubrovnik in the Autumn?

Both Dubrovnik and Bari during the autumn are popular places to visit. Also, many visitors come to Dubrovnik in the autumn for the hiking trails, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Bari is around the same temperature as Dubrovnik. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Bari in October are around 18°C (65°F), and Dubrovnik is about 18°C (64°F).

Dubrovnik gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Bari usually gets less rain in October than Dubrovnik. Bari gets 70 mm (2.7 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 162 mm (6.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Bari 18°C (65°F) 
    Dubrovnik 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Bari or Dubrovnik in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Bari and Dubrovnik. Also, most visitors come to Dubrovnik for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

In January, Bari is generally around the same temperature as Dubrovnik. Temperatures in Bari average around 10°C (49°F), and Dubrovnik stays around 9°C (48°F).

Dubrovnik receives a lot of rain in the winter. In January, Bari usually receives less rain than Dubrovnik. At this time of the year, Bari gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 139 mm (5.5 in) of rain.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Bari 10°C (49°F) 
    Dubrovnik 9°C (48°F)

Should I visit Bari or Dubrovnik in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Bari as well as Dubrovnik. Also, the spring months attract visitors to Dubrovnik because of the beaches and the natural beauty.

Bari is around the same temperature as Dubrovnik in the spring. The temperature in Bari is usually 14°C (58°F) in April, and Dubrovnik stays around 14°C (57°F).

It's quite rainy in Dubrovnik. Bari usually gets less rain in April than Dubrovnik. Bari gets 32 mm (1.3 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Bari 14°C (58°F) 
    Dubrovnik 14°C (57°F)

Typical Weather for Dubrovnik and Bari

Bari Dubrovnik
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 10°C (49°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 9°C (48°F) 139 mm (5.5 in)
Feb 10°C (50°F) 61 mm (2.4 in) 10°C (50°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
Mar 12°C (53°F) 65 mm (2.6 in) 11°C (52°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
Apr 14°C (58°F) 32 mm (1.3 in) 14°C (57°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 25 mm (1 in) 18°C (64°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Jun 22°C (71°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 22°C (72°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Jul 25°C (76°F) 9 mm (0.3 in) 25°C (77°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Aug 25°C (76°F) 26 mm (1 in) 25°C (77°F) 38 mm (1.5 in)
Sep 22°C (72°F) 47 mm (1.9 in) 22°C (72°F) 101 mm (4 in)
Oct 18°C (65°F) 70 mm (2.7 in) 18°C (64°F) 162 mm (6.4 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 75 mm (3 in) 14°C (57°F) 198 mm (7.8 in)
Dec 11°C (52°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 11°C (52°F) 178 mm (7 in)


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