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

Should you visit Cesky Krumlov or Dubrovnik?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Cesky Krumlov or Dubrovnik, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Cesky Krumlov or Dubrovnik?

Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov is a beautiful town located in Southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It sits along the Vltava River and is home to just over 13,000 residents. The town has many Baroque buildings as well as many pleasant cafes, restaurants and bars. It also has the second largest castle in the Czech Republic, and a beautiful old town square. The town remains very similar to how it was in the 18th century. Many of the buildings are well maintained, and many have been restored to their original beauty. The city is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, and has become a very popular tourist destination. During the summer months tourists may outnumber the local population.

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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Tours for Seniors to Czech Republic, The Best 3-Day Tours from Prague, The Best 2-Week Tours from Split, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Croatia.


Which place is cheaper, Dubrovnik or Cesky Krumlov?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cesky Krumlov is $64, while the average daily cost in Dubrovnik is $104. 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 Cesky Krumlov and Dubrovnik in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cesky Krumlov $38
    Dubrovnik $54
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cesky Krumlov $76
    Dubrovnik $108
Compare Hotels in Cesky Krumlov and Dubrovnik

Looking for a hotel in Cesky Krumlov 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 Cesky Krumlov


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: Cesky Krumlov Hotel Prices and Dubrovnik Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cesky Krumlov $3.01
    Dubrovnik $13

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cesky Krumlov

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

  • Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Prague: Private daytrip with 2h for sightseeing: $156
  • Private Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Hallstatt with 2 hours for sightseeing: $147
  • Private Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Prague, English-speaking driver: $122

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Dubrovnik

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


  • Bus Around Town
    $1.53

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Dubrovnik

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

  • Transfers up to 3 persons to or from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik: $49
  • Transfers from Dubrovnik : $66
  • Transfer to from Slano up to 7 persons to or from Dubrovnik or Dubrovnik APT: $109
  • Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik: $22
  • Transfer from Dubrovnik Airport to Dubrovnik: $52
  • Transfer from Dubrovnik Airport to Dubrovnik: $66
  • Transfer Zagreb - Dubrovnik or Dubrovnik - Zagreb: $1,144
  • Transfer Dubrovnik Airport (Croatia) to Kotor (Montenegro): $257
  • Tivat to Dubrovnik one way transfer: $209
  • Taxi transfer from Dubrovnik to Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina: $240
  • Taxi transfer from Dubrovnik to Međugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina: $218
  • Split: TO Dubrovnik Private Transfer with Stop in Ston: $190

Is it cheaper to fly into Cesky Krumlov or Dubrovnik?

Prices for flights to both Dubrovnik and Cesky Krumlov 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
    Cesky Krumlov $22
    Dubrovnik $35

Typical Food Prices in Dubrovnik

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


  • Seafood Dinner (for 2)
    $31

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: $76
  • Secrets of traditional Dalmatian cuisine with a cooking class: $128
  • Old Town Food Tour: $143
  • Dubrovnik Old Town Food Tour: Small-Group Experience: $153
  • Private Old Town Highlights & Food Tour: $157
  • Konavle Wine& History&food Tour: $194
  • Traditional Dalmatian Cooking Class from Dubrovnik: $198
  • Traditional Cooking Class in Dubrovnik Countryside: $202
  • Pelješac Full-Day Wine and Food Tour from Dubrovnik: $209
  • Private Dinner with Wine and Homemade Tapas: $214
  • From Majkovi Village and Ston Private Food Tour: $476
  • Dubrovnik and Konavle gastro&food tour: $481

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cesky Krumlov $6.73
    Dubrovnik $21

Tours and Activities in Cesky Krumlov

For Cesky Krumlov, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • A day in the life of Český Krumlov - Private tour with a local: $196
  • Cesky Krumlov Old Town Private Walking Tour: $93
  • Cesky Krumlov Private Walking Tour With A Professional Guide: $209
  • Cesky Krumlov Tour 4 hours : $278
  • First white water experience with Tomáš Kobes: $218
  • Private Night tour of Český Krumlov: $85
  • Private evening tour Cesky Krumlov Old Town and Castle area: $60
  • Private tour of best of Český Krumlov - Sightseeing, Food & Culture with a local: $168
  • Touristic highlights of Český Krumlov on a Private half day tour with a local: $168
  • Walking private guided tour in Cesky Krumlov with local certified guide: $207
  • Český Krumlov Free Tour: $20
  • Český Krumlov Private Walking Tour: $85

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)
    $14
  • Dubrovnik City Wall Tour (for 2)
    $57
  • Dubrovnik Cable Car (for 2)
    $48

Tours and Activities in Dubrovnik

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

  • MONTENEGRO TOUR from Dubrovnik: $104
  • Montenegro Bay Cruise with Lunch on the Boat from Koločep: $111
  • 'Game of Thrones' Walking Tour in Dubrovnik: $58
  • 1 Hour Shared Dubrovnik Guided Walking Tour : $26
  • 1 Hour Sightseeing Tour in Dubrovnik : $105
  • 1.5-Hour Walking Tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town: $20
  • 10 Days Tour: Exploring Croatia, Istria and Dalmatia: $3,061
  • 2 Hours Private Dubrovnik City Walls Walking Tour : $151
  • 3-Hour Dubrovnik Countryside ATV/Quad Safari Adventure Tour: $108
  • 8am or 7 pm PRIVATE Old town discovery and history tour: $53
  • A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town: $8.99
  • ATV Dubrovnik Safari Tour: $115

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cesky Krumlov $3.46
    Dubrovnik $15

Sample the Local Flavors in Dubrovnik

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

  • Konavle wine tasting tour from Dubrovnik with 2 vinery's: $53
  • Sunset Wine Tasting At Panorama Point: $67
  • Day Tour of Korcula Island from Dubrovnik with Wine Tasting: $70
  • From Korcula Island Tour with Wine Tasting: $74
  • Half-Day Wine Tasting with Snacks and Ston Place Visit: $75
  • Interactive Wine Tour: $80
  • Konavle Biking and Wine Tasting Tour - Dubrovnik: $80
  • Interactive Wine Tour in Dubrovnik: $91
  • 2-Hour Kayaking at Sunset with Wine Tasting and Appetizers: $93
  • Half-Day Tour from Dubrovnik to Konavle with Wine Tasting: $98
  • From Half-Day Wine Tasting and Cavtat City Tour: $103
  • Luxury Sunset Tour with Wine Tasting: $104


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cesky Krumlov and Dubrovnik, we can see that Dubrovnik is more expensive. And not only is Cesky Krumlov much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Cesky Krumlov would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Cesky Krumlov 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 Dubrovnik would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Dubrovnik than you might in Cesky Krumlov.

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


Which is Bigger, Cesky Krumlov or Dubrovnik?

Dubrovnik has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Cesky Krumlov. When comparing the sizes of Cesky Krumlov 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 Cesky Krumlov 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 Cesky Krumlov or Dubrovnik in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Cesky Krumlov and Dubrovnik. Furthermore, most visitors come to Dubrovnik for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

In July, Cesky Krumlov is generally cooler than Dubrovnik. Daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov average around 20°C (68°F), and Dubrovnik fluctuates around 25°C (77°F).

In July, Cesky Krumlov usually receives more rain than Dubrovnik. Cesky Krumlov gets 91 mm (3.6 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 26 mm (1 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cesky Krumlov 20°C (68°F) 
    Dubrovnik 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Cesky Krumlov or Dubrovnik in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Cesky Krumlov as well as Dubrovnik. Additionally, the autumn months attract visitors to Dubrovnik because of the hiking trails, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

Cesky Krumlov is much colder than Dubrovnik in the autumn. The daily temperature in Cesky Krumlov averages around 11°C (52°F) in October, and Dubrovnik fluctuates around 18°C (64°F).

It's quite rainy in Dubrovnik. Cesky Krumlov usually gets less rain in October than Dubrovnik. Cesky Krumlov gets 51 mm (2 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 162 mm (6.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cesky Krumlov 11°C (52°F) 
    Dubrovnik 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Cesky Krumlov or Dubrovnik in the Winter?

Both Dubrovnik and Cesky Krumlov are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Also, the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Dubrovnik this time of year.

The weather in Cesky Krumlov can be very cold. In the winter, Cesky Krumlov is much colder than Dubrovnik. Typically, the winter temperatures in Cesky Krumlov in January average around -0°C (31°F), and Dubrovnik averages at about 9°C (48°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Dubrovnik. In January, Cesky Krumlov usually receives less rain than Dubrovnik. Cesky Krumlov gets 56 mm (2.2 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 139 mm (5.5 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cesky Krumlov -0°C (31°F) 
    Dubrovnik 9°C (48°F)

Should I visit Cesky Krumlov or Dubrovnik in the Spring?

Both Dubrovnik and Cesky Krumlov during the spring are popular places to visit. Also, many travelers come to Dubrovnik for the beaches and the natural beauty.

In April, Cesky Krumlov is generally cooler than Dubrovnik. Daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov average around 11°C (51°F), and Dubrovnik fluctuates around 14°C (57°F).

Dubrovnik gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Cesky Krumlov usually gets less rain in April than Dubrovnik. Cesky Krumlov gets 55 mm (2.2 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cesky Krumlov 11°C (51°F) 
    Dubrovnik 14°C (57°F)

Typical Weather for Dubrovnik and Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov Dubrovnik
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -0°C (31°F) 56 mm (2.2 in) 9°C (48°F) 139 mm (5.5 in)
Feb 2°C (36°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 10°C (50°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
Mar 6°C (43°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 11°C (52°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
Apr 11°C (51°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 14°C (57°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
May 15°C (59°F) 82 mm (3.2 in) 18°C (64°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Jun 18°C (65°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 22°C (72°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Jul 20°C (68°F) 91 mm (3.6 in) 25°C (77°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Aug 19°C (67°F) 93 mm (3.6 in) 25°C (77°F) 38 mm (1.5 in)
Sep 16°C (61°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 22°C (72°F) 101 mm (4 in)
Oct 11°C (52°F) 51 mm (2 in) 18°C (64°F) 162 mm (6.4 in)
Nov 5°C (42°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 14°C (57°F) 198 mm (7.8 in)
Dec 1°C (35°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 11°C (52°F) 178 mm (7 in)