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

Should you visit Brno or Dubrovnik?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Brno and Dubrovnik can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Brno or Dubrovnik?


Brno is a city in the Czech Republic known for its modernist and baroque buildings, gardens, museums, and churches. There are many monuments and cultural features especially related to the city's Moravian history, like the Moravian Museum and Moravian Gallery. It is also uniquely located between a landscape of South Moravian Vineyards and northern Moravian Karst topography.


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 place is cheaper, Dubrovnik or Brno?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Brno is $133, while the average daily cost in Dubrovnik is $106. 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Brno and Dubrovnik in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brno $73
    Dubrovnik $55
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brno $146
    Dubrovnik $110
Compare Hotels in Brno and Dubrovnik

Looking for a hotel in Brno or Dubrovnik? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Brno

Hotels in Dubrovnik

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Brno Hotel Prices and Dubrovnik Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Brno $2.67
    Dubrovnik $14

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Brno

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brno:

  • Private Transfer from Brno to Prague with 2 hours for sightseeing: $143
  • Private Transfer From Vsetín to Jablůnka: $3.31

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Dubrovnik

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

  • Bus Around Town

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Dubrovnik

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

  • AirPort Transfers Dubrovnik by CRUISER TAXI: $33
  • Airport Private Transfer Dubrovnik: $28
  • Airport Transfer Dubrovnik Town to Herceg Novi / Portonovi: $254
  • Airport Transfer Dubrovnik to Herceg Novi / Portonovi: $265
  • Arrival Private Transfer Dubrovnik Airport DBV to Dubrovnik City by Business Car: $37
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Dubrovnik Airport DBV to Dubrovnik City by Minivan: $57
  • Arrival Private Transfers: Dubrovnik Airport DBV to Dubrovnik in Luxury Van: $54
  • Bus transfer between Dubrovnik and Herceg Novi: $18
  • Departure Private Transfer from Dubrovnik City to Dubrovnik Airport by Minivan: $55
  • Departure Private Transfer: Dubrovnik City to Dubrovnik Airport by Business Car: $37
  • Departure Private Transfers: Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport DBV in Business Car: $49
  • Departure Private Transfers: Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport DBV in Luxury Van: $54

Is it cheaper to fly into Brno or Dubrovnik?

Prices for flights to both Dubrovnik and Brno 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 Meals for one day
    Brno $58
    Dubrovnik $36

Typical Food Prices in Dubrovnik

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

  • Seafood Dinner (for 2)

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Dubrovnik

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

  • Sunset Dinner Cruise around the Old Town: $81
  • Gastro Cruise | Dinner and Boat ride around Dubrovnik Old Town: $83
  • Food Tour: Taste Dubrovnik: $98
  • Croatian Traditional Cuisine: Peka Cooking Lesson: $132
  • Old Town Food Tour: $145
  • Old Town Food Tour: $149
  • Konavle Wine& History&food Tour: $167
  • Cooking Classes Traditional Meals of Konavle region: $180
  • 3 Hour Sites and Bites Food Tour in Dubrovnik: $195
  • Traditional Dalmatian Cooking Class from Dubrovnik: $200
  • Traditional Cooking Class in Dubrovnik Countryside: $204
  • Pelješac Full-Day Wine and Food Tour from Dubrovnik: $211

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brno -
    Dubrovnik $21

Tours and Activities in Brno

Here are a few actual costs in Brno for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Top secrets of Moravian Karst - Guided Day Tour: $232
  • 2 Hours Private Walking Tour in Brno : $39
  • 3-Hour Brno Themed Walking Tours: $38
  • BMP tank driving experience in Prague: $279
  • BMP tank ride & MagFed paintball adventure in Prague: $130
  • Best of Moravian Karst - Full-Day Hiking Tour: $254
  • Brno Historical Walking Tour: $33
  • Brno Private Walking Tour: $226
  • Brno daily tours: $72
  • Historic Downtown Walking Tour: $32
  • Private Walking Tour: $230
  • Christmas Tales in Brno - Walking Tour: $149

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)
  • Dubrovnik City Wall Tour (for 2)
  • Dubrovnik Cable Car (for 2)

Tours and Activities in Dubrovnik

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

  • Private gastro tour to Konavle and Cavtat: $1.08
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.25
  • Private tour to Montenegro and Kotor : $3.31
  • Private tour to Mostar and Kravica waterfalls: $3.31
  • Private gastro tour Dubrovnik,Konavle&Cavtat: $3.31
  • Private tour to Split and Ston: $3.31
  • Self-guided tour of the old town of Dubrovnik: $5.51
  • City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.49
  • Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour: $6.49
  • Dubrovnik Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.61
  • Medieval Adventure City Game: $7.02
  • Time Travel Adventure Outdoor Escape Game in Dubrovnik: $7.15

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brno $2.35
    Dubrovnik $15

Sample the Local Flavors in Brno

Also in Brno, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Fullday Private Tour in Lednice & Valtice with Wine Tasting: $198

Sample the Local Flavors in Dubrovnik

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

  • Columbo Pub Crawl Dubrovnik: $55
  • Brewery Tour with Food included: $61
  • Day Tour of Korcula Island from Dubrovnik with Wine Tasting: $71
  • Day trip to Korčula and Pelješac with Wine Tasting: $76
  • Ston and Korcula Island Day Trip from Dubrovnik with Wine Tasting: $76
  • Half-Day Wine Tasting with Snacks and Ston Place Visit: $76
  • Interactive Wine Tour: $81
  • 2 Hours Private Panorama Tour with Wine Tasting: $83
  • Konavle Valley Wine Tour from Dubrovnik with Train Ride and Wine Tasting: $85
  • Day trip to Korčula and Pelješac with Wine Tasting from Koločep: $87
  • Interactive Wine Tour in Dubrovnik: $90
  • 2-Hour Kayaking at Sunset with Wine Tasting and Appetizers: $94

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Brno and Dubrovnik, we can see that Brno 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 Brno would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Brno than you might in Dubrovnik.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Brno Expensive? and Is Dubrovnik Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Brno or Dubrovnik?

Brno has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Dubrovnik. When comparing the sizes of Brno and Dubrovnik, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.

When is the best time to visit Brno or Dubrovnik?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Brno or Dubrovnik in the Summer?

Both Dubrovnik and Brno during the summer are popular places to visit. Furthermore, many visitors come to Dubrovnik in the summer for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Brno is cooler than Dubrovnik. Typically, the summer temperatures in Brno in July average around 23°C (73°F), and Dubrovnik averages at about 25°C (77°F).

Brno usually gets more rain in July than Dubrovnik. Brno gets 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 26 mm (1 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Brno 23°C (73°F) 
    Dubrovnik 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Brno or Dubrovnik in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Brno and Dubrovnik. Furthermore, most visitors come to Dubrovnik for the hiking trails, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area during these months.

In October, Brno is generally cooler than Dubrovnik. Daily temperatures in Brno average around 12°C (54°F), and Dubrovnik fluctuates around 18°C (64°F).

Dubrovnik receives a lot of rain in the autumn. In October, Brno usually receives less rain than Dubrovnik. Brno gets 35 mm (1.4 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 162 mm (6.4 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Brno 12°C (54°F) 
    Dubrovnik 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Brno or Dubrovnik in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Brno as well as Dubrovnik. Additionally, the winter months attract visitors to Dubrovnik because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Brno can be very cold during winter. Brno is much colder than Dubrovnik in the winter. The daily temperature in Brno averages around 2°C (36°F) in January, and Dubrovnik fluctuates around 9°C (48°F).

It's quite rainy in Dubrovnik. Brno usually gets less rain in January than Dubrovnik. Brno gets 25 mm (1 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 139 mm (5.5 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Brno 2°C (36°F) 
    Dubrovnik 9°C (48°F)

Should I visit Brno or Dubrovnik in the Spring?

Both Dubrovnik and Brno are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Also, the beaches and the natural beauty are the main draw to Dubrovnik this time of year.

In the spring, Brno is cooler than Dubrovnik. Typically, the spring temperatures in Brno in April average around 13°C (55°F), and Dubrovnik averages at about 14°C (57°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Dubrovnik. In April, Brno usually receives less rain than Dubrovnik. Brno gets 32 mm (1.3 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain each month for the spring.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Brno 13°C (55°F) 
    Dubrovnik 14°C (57°F)

Typical Weather for Dubrovnik and Brno

Brno Dubrovnik
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (36°F) 25 mm (1 in) 9°C (48°F) 139 mm (5.5 in)
Feb 4°C (38°F) 23 mm (0.9 in) 10°C (50°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
Mar 8°C (46°F) 25 mm (1 in) 11°C (52°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
Apr 13°C (55°F) 32 mm (1.3 in) 14°C (57°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
May 17°C (63°F) 61 mm (2.4 in) 18°C (64°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Jun 20°C (69°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 22°C (72°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 69 mm (2.7 in) 25°C (77°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Aug 22°C (72°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 25°C (77°F) 38 mm (1.5 in)
Sep 18°C (64°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 22°C (72°F) 101 mm (4 in)
Oct 12°C (54°F) 35 mm (1.4 in) 18°C (64°F) 162 mm (6.4 in)
Nov 7°C (45°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 14°C (57°F) 198 mm (7.8 in)
Dec 3°C (37°F) 25 mm (1 in) 11°C (52°F) 178 mm (7 in)