A Day in Montenegro

A Day in Montenegro

Montenegro is a breathtaking country. I wish I spent more time here and I will be sure to come back. 


Must Know Before You Go

When to Visit: For beach lovers, May to October is the best time to visit Montenegro. Do keep in mind that it is extremely warm in July and August and the beaches can be packed. For ski and mountain lovers, visit from January to March. Montenegro is very diverse and there is a bit of everything for everyone. 

Visas: The United States and most Western countries do not need to apply for a visa if visiting under 90 days in a 180 day period. A valid passport is required. 

Language: Montenegrin. In the touristy areas, you can find locals that speak English. 

Currency: Euro (EUR). Exchange Rate as of April 2024. 

  • $1USD=€0.94
  • $1CAN=€0.68
  • $1AUS=€0.60
  • £1=€1.16
  • ¥100=€0.65

Credit Card vs. Cash: I had no problems using credit cards in Kosovo. Smaller vendors may only take cash though. 

Tipping: Tipping is not mandatory but 10% is standard. Some restaurants may include a service charge in the bill. 

UNESCO World Heritage Site: Kotor, Stecci Medieval Tombstone Graveyards, Durmitor National Park 

National Parks: Durmitor National Park, Lovcen National Park, Biogradska Gora, Shkodra Lake


Driving in Montenegro:

Driving in Montenegro is beautiful. There are lakes everywhere with a gorgeous mountain backdrop. In the downtown region, there are parking lots that charge a small fee. Driving here is pretty easy during the spring but do keep in mind that the road conditions can change during the winter due to snow or congestion during the summer. 


March 16, 2023



1. Budva

Budva is a Montenegrin town on the Adriatic Sea. Here, I walked along the coastline. From the marina, I walked to its medieval old town. Outside the old town is the large Budva bell. From there, I visited the Church of Sveti Ivan, the Holy Trinity Church, and the Budva Citadel. After enjoying my sightseeing, we branched away from the old town to grab lunch. 


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2. Kotor

From Budva, we drove 25 minutes north to Kotor. Kotor is also situated by the Adriatic Sea. For a picturesque view of the city, visit the Kotor City Wall. The wall is quite steep with 1350 steps and can take about 2 hours round trip to complete. The entry fee is €8. At the base of the city wall lies the old city. The city has lots of shops and restaurants in between. I visited the Kampana Tower, the St. Luke’s Church, St. Tryphon’s Cathedral, and the cat park. We had some ice cream and did some souvenir shopping while we were there. 






Where to Eat:

Lunch in Budva: Restaurant Adriatic

→ 45 Mediteranska, Budva, Montenegro

Before heading over to Kotor, we decided to grab lunch at Restaurant Adriatic. They serve cheap food just a few blocks away from the water. For lunch, I had the rolled chicken (€9,50) and a coke (€2,50). Food was just okay for me. Their food options were pretty heavy for lunch.


Snack in Kotor: Funky Chunky

As we were strolling through Kotor Old Town on a beautiful day, we stumbled upon a geleteria. I ordered a small scoop of ice cream for €2.50. By no means is the ice cream “authentic” but it did the job.