Dubrovnik, known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, is a remarkable and exciting destination for travelers. While you’re there, make the most of it by exploring beyond Croatia and seeing some of the other incredible and historic cities and countries that are so near. A full day trip from Dubrovnik can take you to Montenegro, a small country with a lot to offer travelers.
Begin the day trip of a lifetime in Dubrovnik, and enjoy a scenic ride south along the coast. Out your window, you’ll see much of the Adriatic Sea and the Dubrovnik Riviera, and then you’ll cross into Montenegro and approach the Bay of Kotor. Perast in Montenegro is the first stop, and you’ll have a choice here to either explore on your own or set off on a brief excursion to Our Lady of Rocks Island, an amazing spot that is home to a baroque church.
Then, it’s onward to Kotor, a city fjord that is surrounded by water and steeped in history. A guided walking tour will take you through the highlights of Kotor, which will include the Cathedral of St. Tryphon, San Giovanni Castle and charming, cobblestone streets.
After Kotor, it’s just a short drive until reaching Sveti Stefan on the Adriatic. This scenic stop was once a tiny medieval fishing village, but it has transformed over time into a spectacular luxury resort. Just 15 minutes from Sveti Stefan is the walled city of Budva, which has a history dating back for more than 2,500 years. You’ll be able to see medieval architecture right next to white sand beaches, making it one of the most impressive destinations in Europe. Explore the city on your own, or just kick back and enjoy a meal al fresco. A ferry ride on the Bay of Kotor is the cherry on top of an amazing day, and then it is back to Dubrovnik by nightfall.