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Best Things to Do in Montenegro in One Day

Kotor Montenegro View

Montenegro is a beautiful country on the Adriatic Sea with medieval cities, national parks, lakes, and mountains. If you are already visiting Croatia, Montenegro is located only one hour from Dubrovnik and offers the perfect one day trip. The medieval city of Kotor has an enchanting feel with cobblestone streets and ancient walls, Tivat has the Port of Montenegro with fancy yachts, and Perast is a picturesque town located on the Bay of Kotor. Continue reading this article for the best things to do in Montenegro in one day.

How to Get to Montenegro

Montenegro has small airports in Podgorica and Tivat, however the flights here are typically very expensive. The best option to get to Montenegro would be to fly into Dubrovnik, rent a car and drive to Montenegro from there. You can get from Dubrovnik to Kotor in about 2 hours.

Where to Stay in Montenegro

I recommend staying in Kotor which was my favorite city in Montenegro. If you have a rental car, try to find accommodation with parking included so that you don’t have to pay more for parking. We stayed in Apartments Kordic, located in Kotor just a few minutes outside of the Old City. We loved this comfortable apartment with beautiful views of the Bay of Kotor and parking included. You can search for more accommodation options in Montenegro on


Best Things to Do in Montenegro

Enjoy Stunning Views in Kotor


Kotor is a UNESCO World Heritage Site built between the 12th and 14th century. Visit this small, charming city, located along the Bay of Kotor with views of surrounding mountains.

Eat Breakfast at a Local Cafe

Find a cafe in the Old Town with outdoor seating and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the city while eating breakfast.

Do a Boat Cruise on the Bay of Kotor

Book a scenic cruise on the Bay of Kotor to explore Montenegro from the water. There are a variety of tours from a short 3-hour cruise to an 8-hour adventure.

Climb the City Walls to St John's Fortress

Ascend about 1,350 steps for incredible views of the Old City of Kotor and the Bay of Kotor. This is the spot where you have seen many beautiful photos of Kotor and is definitely one of the best things to do in Montenegro.
Time: About 2-3 hours depending on how many times you stop to enjoy the view.
Tips: Wear comfortable shoes and bring water.

Walk Around the Old City of Kotor

Kotor is a very nice city to explore, but also very small so you can explore the whole city in a short hour or two. Spend some time walking through the narrow streets, admiring the architecture, and visiting shops. If you are interested in learning more about the history, architecture, and culture of Kotor, you should book a Kotor Old Town Walking Tour.

Go Back in Time in Budva

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Next drive 30 minutes south from Kotor to Budva. Budva is a city located on the Adriatic City, with many beaches and a nice Old Town. Spend time exploring Budva’s Old Town, trying local seafood, and relaxing on the beaches with beautiful views.

Admire Yachts in Tivat

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A day in Montenegro is not complete without checking out Porto Montenegro in Tivat, located only 30 minutes from Budva. Spend time admiring the yachts and get a nice meal in one of the restaurants near the port.

Finish a Magical Day in Perast

Perast Montenegro

One of the best things to do in Montenegro is to visit Perast, a picturesque ancient town located on the Bay of Kotor. Walk through this small town and admire the views of the surrounding mountains.

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