Trip Report Montenegro

A few pics from our recent self-drive Montenegro trip (Balkan trip post 2/3). In my view Montenegro is a somewhat overlooked destination. Dramatic landscapes. Good infrastructure. Pictoresque old towns. And the view from the cliff-hanging ancient city walls in Kotor is out of this world.

Pictures include:

  • Bay of Kotor
  • Kotor Old Town and ruins
  • Podgorica (capital city)
  • Sveti Stefan
  • Budva Old Town
  • Cetinje (former capital)
  • Kanli Kula (Bloody Tower) in Herceg Novi


FLIGHTS: We flew to Dubrovnik with Norwegian and rented a car from there and drove to Bosnia and then to Montenegro. You could also fly to Sarajevo or Podgorica and do the same trip.

DRIVING IN MONTENEGRO: Is fairly easy. All roads are in good condition – but as soon as you leave the main roads town roads can be very narrow. Main road speed varies btw 30-80 km/h and there is a lot of speed control. It is somewhat stressful to continuously having to reduce speed. Traffic was light in mid-april 2022 (the one and only coastal road may congest in summer (?))

PARKING: Cheap (typically 0,8 Euro pr hour) parking is available near most tourist sites and towns (Free parking in april 2022 along Njegoseva in Kotor)

ACOMMODATION: Great and cozy 4-bed/two-room apartment in Old Town Kotor cost us 50 Euro.

LAND BORDER CROSSINGS: We crossed from Bosnia -> Montenegro at Vracenovici border – waiting time 20 minutes (around 8 cars waiting in line in front of us), exiting Bosnia we were only asked where we had been in Bosnia, no questions asked entering Montenegro. No documents shown except passport. Crossing from Montenegro -> Croatia at Karasovici border took two minutes – no questions asked only passports shown.

(All shots taken and edited with iPhone11 Pro. Delayed posting after we have returned to DK)

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