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

Should you visit Dubrovnik or Bled?

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

Should I visit Dubrovnik or Bled? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Dubrovnik or Bled?

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.

Bled

Bled is an incredibly scenic place, on the east side of Lake Bled. The lake is a beautiful, rich, emerald green. There's a small island in the middle of the lake where you'll find a nice white chapel. The lake is surrounded by striking green mountains, among which you'll find the Bled Castle overlooking the scene. Bled also offers access to the nearby Triglav National Park, a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies. Within the national park you'll find countless waterfalls and the lovely Lake Bohinj. You can find plenty of opportunities for mountain climbing, rafting, and hiking. There's even a cable car if you're looking for an easy way to get some good views of the mountains and landscape.

Which city is cheaper, Bled or Dubrovnik?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Dubrovnik is $75, while the average daily cost in Bled is $81. 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 Dubrovnik and Bled in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Dubrovnik $39
    Bled $43
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Dubrovnik $78
    Bled $86

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Dubrovnik $9.63
    Bled $27
Typical Local Transportation prices in Dubrovnik

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


  • Bus Around Town
    $1.39

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Dubrovnik

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

  • Ultra - Private Transfer from Dubrovnik Port to Cavtat: $9.41
  • Transfers up to 3 persons to or from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik: $41
  • Transfers to/from Dubrovnik: $87
  • Transfers to and from Ston area to and from Dubrovnik or Dubrovnik airport: $139
  • Transfers: $68
  • Transfer to or from Dubrovnik airport or Dubrovnik to or from Kotor and Tivat: $226
  • Transfer to from Slano up to 7 persons to or from Dubrovnik or Dubrovnik APT: $89
  • Transfer from airport to Dubrovnik: $66
  • Transfer from Dubrovnik to Split: $423
  • Transfer from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes: $1,173
  • Transfer from Dubrovnik to Krka waterfalls: $200
  • Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Kolašin (Montenegro) ski resorts: $597

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bled

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

  • Private transfer from Ljubljana to Salzburg with stop at Bled 4 - 8 Passangers: $684
  • Private Transfer from Bled to Zagreb Airport (ZAG): $332
  • Private transfer. Bled- Portorož: $268
  • Private Transfer from Bled to Ljubljana Airport (LJU): $111
  • Private transfer from Bled to Ljubljana: $92
  • Private transfer from Bled to airport Ljubljana: $84
  • Bled Castle Entrance Ticket with Transfer from Bled: $47
  • Vintgar gorge transfer: $15

Is it cheaper to fly into Dubrovnik or Bled?

Prices for flights to both Bled and Dubrovnik 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
    Dubrovnik $25
    Bled $22
Typical Food prices in Dubrovnik

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


  • Seafood Dinner (for 2)
    $28

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

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bled

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

  • Taste Traditional Slovenian Dinner & Live Folks Music&dance - Avsenik Homestade: $115
  • Istria Truffle Cooking and Tasting Half Day Experience from Koper, Portoroz, Ljubljana or Bled: $391

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Dubrovnik $15
    Bled $9.68
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)
    $52
  • Dubrovnik Cable Car (for 2)
    $44

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

Typical Entertainment prices in Bled

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Bled's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Rafting
    $90

Tours and Activities in Bled

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

  • 3-Hour Guided Snowshoeing Adventure in the Slovenian Alps: $93
  • 8-Day Lake Bled Pokljuka and Radovljica Private Cycling Tour: $815
  • Adventure Trip: Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Bohinj from Bled: $108
  • Alpine Water Adventures - RAFT, CANYON and KAYAK: $411
  • 3-Hour Exclusive Lake Bled Canyoning Adventure: $142
  • Cosmopolitan "medieval" Bled Walking Tour: $126
  • Emerald river tour: $88
  • Explore Radovna Valey in Triglav national park by ultimate Bled e-bike tour: $223
  • Explore the hunting trails by ultimate Bled e-bike tour: $223
  • From Ljubljana: Half-Day Lake Bled Tour: $57
  • Julian Alps Adventures - RAFT, CANYON, HIKE and BIKE: $485
  • Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Bohinj: Adventure Trip from Bled: $112

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Dubrovnik $11
    Bled $11

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

Typical Alcohol prices in Bled

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Bled are as follows:


  • Bottle of Champagne
    $17

Sample the Local Flavors in Bled

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bled:

  • Wine Tasting Bled: $55


When comparing the travel costs between Dubrovnik and Bled, we can see that Bled is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.


When is the best time to visit Dubrovnik or Bled?

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 Dubrovnik or Bled in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Dubrovnik and Bled. Many visitors come to Dubrovnik in the summer for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Dubrovnik is around the same temperature as Bled. Typically, the summer temperatures in Dubrovnik in July are around 25°C (77°F), and Bled is about 24°C (75°F).

In July, Dubrovnik usually receives less rain than Bled. At this time of the year, Dubrovnik gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Bled receives 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Dubrovnik 25°C (77°F) 
    Bled 24°C (75°F)

Should I visit Dubrovnik or Bled in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Dubrovnik as well as Bled. Most visitors come to Dubrovnik for the hiking trails, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area during these months.

In October, Dubrovnik is generally a little warmer than Bled. Temperatures in Dubrovnik average around 18°C (64°F), and Bled stays around 16°C (60°F).

Dubrovnik receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Dubrovnik usually gets more rain in October than Bled. Dubrovnik gets 162 mm (6.4 in) of rain, while Bled receives 87 mm (3.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Dubrovnik 18°C (64°F) 
    Bled 16°C (60°F)

Should I visit Dubrovnik or Bled in the Winter?

Both Bled and Dubrovnik are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. The winter months attract visitors to Dubrovnik because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Dubrovnik is much warmer than Bled in the winter. The temperature in Dubrovnik is usually 9°C (48°F) in January, and Bled stays around 5°C (41°F).

It's quite rainy in Dubrovnik. In January, Dubrovnik usually receives more rain than Bled. At this time of the year, Dubrovnik gets 139 mm (5.5 in) of rain, while Bled receives 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Dubrovnik 9°C (48°F) 
    Bled 5°C (41°F)

Should I visit Dubrovnik or Bled in the Spring?

Both Bled and Dubrovnik during the spring are popular places to visit. The beaches and the natural beauty are the main draw to Dubrovnik this time of year.

In the spring, Dubrovnik is around the same temperature as Bled. Typically, the spring temperatures in Dubrovnik in April are around 14°C (57°F), and Bled is about 13°C (56°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik usually gets more rain in April than Bled. Dubrovnik gets 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain, while Bled receives 87 mm (3.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Dubrovnik 14°C (57°F) 
    Bled 13°C (56°F)

Typical Weather for Bled and Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Bled
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 9°C (48°F) 139 mm (5.5 in) 5°C (41°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Feb 10°C (50°F) 125 mm (4.9 in) 7°C (44°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Mar 11°C (52°F) 104 mm (4.1 in) 9°C (49°F) 77 mm (3 in)
Apr 14°C (57°F) 104 mm (4.1 in) 13°C (56°F) 87 mm (3.4 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 75 mm (3 in) 18°C (64°F) 81 mm (3.2 in)
Jun 22°C (72°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) 22°C (71°F) 102 mm (4 in)
Jul 25°C (77°F) 26 mm (1 in) 24°C (75°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 24°C (74°F) 101 mm (4 in)
Sep 22°C (72°F) 101 mm (4 in) 20°C (68°F) 102 mm (4 in)
Oct 18°C (64°F) 162 mm (6.4 in) 16°C (60°F) 87 mm (3.4 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 198 mm (7.8 in) 10°C (51°F) 114 mm (4.5 in)
Dec 11°C (52°F) 178 mm (7 in) 6°C (44°F) 92 mm (3.6 in)


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