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Dubrovnik to Kota bay

We will be in Dubrovnik for a few days and want to do day trip to Montenegro. Unsure if we should drive down or my preference would be a boat trip along the coast. Is this possible?

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Just a "heads up" if you go to Kotor. There is a road that leads away from the bay inland. The views are spectacular. But, It goes up the side of a steep mountain and has 25 numbered 180 degree switchback turns and at least 75 other sharp turns. Rock wall on one side and nothing on the other. Can't remember the name or number of the road, but it went to the towns of Njegusi and Cetinje. Don't mean to rain on you parade, but don't want you to get into a hairy situation without any knowledge. If anyone in your party is prone to motion sickness or has a problem with heights you might want to avoid this road. You can go to bing.com, use the map feature, and see aerial views of the road from &*$$. You can also check it out on googlemaps.com. The good news is it's possible to go to and from Kotor with using that particular road. Back on 12 Mar. 2017 there was a thread titled "Greece Montenegro Croatia". One person included a link to the map that shows the road. Another person had a link to a video made along parts of the road.

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Thanks for that info Unsure re driving. Do you know if any good day trips by boat from Dubrovnik to Montenegro?

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Actually that road is between Kotor and places south. You would actually have to go out of your way to find your self on it.

The boat idea is excellent, but it would be an all day trip. I thought about it a few years back and the trouble with the boat idea is that Croatia is in the EU and Montenegro isn't; so you have to go through a point of entry.

I've driven along Kotor Bay it and its a pretty drive and worth the effort. There are a number of interesting towns along the way with beaches and boardwalks on the bay front.

I wouldn't go any further than Perast as the town of Kotor is not much more than a small less significant version of Dubrovnik. I guess the biggest difference is that while only a couple of hundred Croatians still live within the walls of Dubrovnik (pure tourist town now) Kotor still has a few locals.

I also drove the dreaded road mentioned above and found it pretty stunning as well. Would do it again in a heart beat. Montenegro is a pretty beautiful place and we are heading back in September.