A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Bressanone vs. Kotor for Food, Old Town, Hiking, and Couples

Should you visit Bressanone or Kotor?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Bressanone and Kotor can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Bressanone

Bressanone is a picturesque, idyllic, and charming town. As this is a charming small town, visitors also come to explore the sights and local activities. This is also a very beautiful destination which attracts plenty of visitors. It's also known for shopping, museums, and food.

Kotor

Kotor is a historic, peaceful, and remote coastal town. Because it offers so much small town charm with a variety of activities, it attracts plenty of visitors for a good reason. The famous beauty of this place is one of the main draws. As it offers a special and quaint atmosphere, visitors come from all over to experience this destination. Other popular activities here include beaches, hiking, and food.

Bressanone and Kotor: Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Popular museums and historical sights
  • Good for hiking
  • Fun shopping
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
  • Small town charm
  • Impressive beauty
Things to Consider
  • Less popular for nightlife
  • Less family-friendly
Pros
  • Nice resorts
  • Good scuba and snorkeling destination
  • Popular beach
  • Good for hiking
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
  • Small town charm
  • Impressive beauty
  • Quaint atmosphere
Things to Consider
  • Less popular for nightlife


Is there more to do in Bressanone or Kotor?

Visitors will usually find more to do in Kotor than Bressanone, as it offers more sights, attractions, and activities. Kotor is better known for its food, resorts, scuba diving & snorkeling, beaches, historical sights, hiking, small town charm, impressive beauty, and quaint atmosphere, while Bressanone is more popular for its museums and shopping. Bressanone is well known for its charming old town and its idyllic setting. Kotor is well known for its medieval old town and its dramatic setting on the coastline surrounded by limestone cliffs. Also, Kotor is famous for The Cathedral of Saint Tryphon (Kotor Cathedral).

How is Bressanone different from Kotor?

Which is Better for a Holiday?

Let's take a look at the differences and similarities between Kotor and Bressanone. Then, you can decide for yourself which place is better for your next trip.

Are the Museums and Historical Sights Better in Bressanone or Kotor?

Bressanone
Kotor

Bressanone is very good for its museums and landmarks. However, Kotor does not have museums and landmarks.

Bressanone is a good place to visit if you're interested in museums or other recognizable sights. Most visitors simply enjoy soaking up the town's atmosphere, but sights around town include The Royal Palace, the cathedral, and Franzenfeste Fortress.

Kotor does not have museums and landmarks.


Is the Food Better in Bressanone or Kotor? Which Destination has the Best Restaurants?

Bressanone
Kotor

Kotor is a world-class destination for its restaurant scene. Also, Bressanone is still popular, but not quite as popular for its local flavors and cuisine.

Many restaurants in Kotor have been singled out for their culinary prowess. Food is fresh and hearty, with many dishes including meats, cheeses, and bread. Popular local dishes include börek, black risotto, and pasulj (a type of baked beans prepared with meats and spices). Seafood is an obvious choice around town as well. Ask for whatever is fresh and enjoy a delicious meal. There are also a number of dessert cafes where you can enjoy pastries at a very affordable price.

The food selection at local restaurants is excellent in Bressanone. Despite its small size, there are many family run restaurants that make use of ingredients from local farms. The town also hosts a few culinary festivals throughout the year.

Is Bressanone or Kotor Better for Nightlife?

Bressanone
Kotor

It's hard to distinguish whether Bressanone or Kotor has a better nightlife scene.

Bressanone is generally a quiet destination but there are options around. It's a small town with some quaint bars and pubs where you can enjoy a beer and chat with other visitors.

Kotor doesn't have the most active nightlife scene. It has some of the best nightlife in Montenegro, but outside of the summer months you'll find things are very calm. Head to the old town for the highest concentration of bars and clubs.

Is Bressanone or Kotor Better for Resorts?

Bressanone
Kotor

Kotor is a coastal town with a few options for its resorts. However, Bressanone is not a resort destination.

You might not think of Kotor as a resort destination, but it has a few places. The town has mostly boutique hotels and apartments, particularly if you want to stay in old town.

Bressanone is not a resort destination.


Is Bressanone or Kotor Better for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling?

Bressanone
Kotor

Kotor is a coastal town with good options for snorkeling and scuba diving. However, Bressanone is not a scuba or snorkeling destination.

It's fun to get in the water and check out the local marine life in Kotor. It's possible to book snorkeling trips with a local vendor, or you can pack your own mask and snorkel and venture into the water on your own.

Bressanone is not a scuba or snorkeling destination.

Is Bressanone or Kotor Better for Beaches?

Bressanone
Kotor

Kotor is a coastal town with good options for the beach. However, Bressanone is not a beach destination.

Plenty of visitors enjoy relaxing on the beach in Kotor. Like many parts of the Mediterranean, the beaches are rocky and pebbly. Many of the beaches are small and quiet, giving them a personal and discovered vibe which many travelers appreciate.

Bressanone is not a beach destination.

Is Bressanone or Kotor Better for its Old Town?

Bressanone
Kotor

Kotor is a world-class destination for its historic old town charm. Also, Bressanone is still popular, but not quite as popular for its historic old town.

The historic old town of Kotor is revered around the world. The city walls and compact historic area make the old town a unique place to explore.

There are many historical things to see in the old town of Bressanone. The cathedral and beautiful old buildings make this a charming place to explore.


Is Bressanone or Kotor Better for Hiking?

Bressanone
Kotor

Kotor is a world-class destination for its hiking experiences. Also, Bressanone is still popular, but not quite as popular for hiking.

Around Kotor visitors will find world-class hiking trails. The dramatic cliffs and sea views create some of the most beautiful coastal hikes that you'll find. Trails range from walking paths to more strenuous routes like the Ladder of Kotor Hike, which has many switchbacks and stunning views.

Many visitors go to Bressanone for the hiking trails. There's a huge variety of hikes in the surrounding countryside. You can walk alongside the river, head into the foothills, or explore the nearby vineyards.

Is the Shopping Better in Bressanone or Kotor?

Bressanone
Kotor

Bressanone is very good for shopping. However, Kotor is not a noteworthy shopping destination.

Bressanone is a great destination for shopping. The medieval streets are lined with family-owned shops, boutique clothing stores, and other unique local shopping opportunities.

Kotor is not a noteworthy shopping destination.

Is Bressanone or Kotor Better for Families?

Bressanone
Kotor

Kotor is a coastal town with good options for its family-friendly activities. However, Bressanone is a town with minimal options for its kid-friendly activities.

You'll find plenty of kid-friendly things to do in Kotor. Kids will enjoy wandering the streets of old town, exploring the city's fortress, or making their way around the city walls. There are a few beaches to explore, but they are a bit rocky. It's also fun to get out on the water on a boat ride.

For families, Bressanone is not always the best place to visit. It's a great town to take a lunch break. The kids will enjoy wandering the alley-like streets. There's a river through town and great views of the Alps.


Is Bressanone or Kotor Better for Couples?

Bressanone
Kotor

Both Bressanone and Kotor are superb destinations for a couple's getaway.

Couples visit Bressanone frequently as it offers plenty of romantic activities. This charming town is seeped in romance. The quaint streets and surrounding mountain setting make this an idyllic place to take a romantic trip.

Kotor is a great town if you're traveling as a couple. The charming old town, picturesque views, and quaint personality of the town make this a great couple's get away. Whether you want to lounge on the water's edge or soak up the unique culture, there are many hidden sides to the coastal town.

Is Bressanone or Kotor Better for Backpackers and Budget Travelers?

Bressanone
Kotor

Kotor is a great destination for backpackers. Also, Bressanone is still popular, but not quite as popular for backpackers and budget travelers.

Kotor is a very popular coastal town for backpackers and budget travelers. The town is affordable and reasonably accessible, making it a great option for backpackers. It's not as touristy as some of the more popular coastal towns in the area, so you can enjoy a bit of authenticity without spending big bucks.

Plenty of backpackers visit Bressanone. There's a couple of hostels and cheaper guesthouses in town, so backpackers can enjoy a few days in this picturesque alpine town.

Is Bressanone or Kotor Better for Public Transit? Which Is Easier to Get Around Without a Car?

Bressanone
Kotor

Bressanone is very good for its public transit. However, Kotor is not particularly known for times when you don't have a car.

You'll find some public transit in Bressanone, but it may not be enough to take you everywhere. There are trains and buses throughout the region.

Public transit is mostly limited in Kotor. Cars aren't allowed in the old town, but you can travel to nearby town's by bus. Most leave from the town's main bus station with higher frequency during the summer months.


Is Bressanone or Kotor a more walkable city?

Bressanone
Kotor

Kotor is a world-class destination for its ease of walking around. Also, Bressanone is still popular, but not quite as popular for its walkability.

Getting around Kotor on foot is easy. The old town is best explored on foot.

Bressanone is very walkable. The town is compact and small enough to explore on foot.

For even more information, also check out Is Bressanone Worth Visiting? and Is Kotor Worth Visiting?.

Should I spend more time in Kotor or Bressanone?

How long in Bressanone or Kotor?

It's fun to spend time in either Bressanone or Kotor. Generally, people tend to spend more time in Kotor due to the larger number of activities and things to do. Usually, 1-2 days is a good amount of time for Bressanone, and 3-4 days is enough time in Kotor.

Families should spend more time in Kotor than Bressanone. Because of the many family-friendly attractions and fun things to do for kids in Kotor, it's a great place to visit with the whole family.

Couples should spend more time in Kotor than Bressanone. You'll find plenty of romantic sights and fun activities in Kotor that are perfect for a weekend getaway or a longer couple's trip.

Backpackers and budget travelers should spend more time in Kotor than Bressanone if your budget allows for it. With a larger number of budget-friendly sights, good nightlife, and active things to do, anyone traveling on a budget would have a good time in Kotor.


  • How many days in Bressanone or Kotor? Ideal Length of Stay
    Bressanone 1-2 
    Kotor 3-4

One day in Bressanone or Kotor?

Even though Bressanone is a small town, it has plenty of activities to choose from. Make sure you visit the old town while you're here. This town offers a variety of activities to choose from. Because of this, one day is usually enough time for a trip here.

With scuba diving and snorkeling and food around the scenic coastal town of Kotor, there's plenty to do. Anyone can find something fun to do here. Make sure you spend some time hiking while you're in the area. But since there are so many activities, you'll likely want to spend more than one day exploring.

A weekend in Bressanone or Kotor?

It's hard to know how much time to spend in Bressanone. For many, it makes a great getaway for a weekend. Many travelers plan to spend time hiking while in the area. This would be the perfect place to spend a weekend, as it has just the right amount of activities. The length of your ideal trip is an individual decision.

With food and scuba diving and snorkeling around the small town destination of Kotor, there's plenty to do. Most visitors spend time around the old town while in the area. It offers something for everyone. With so much to do, a weekend is probably not enough time to see everything.


Five days in Bressanone or Kotor?

Bressanone is a fun place to experience. Bressanone is a small town, so it's a great destination if you're short on time. Visiting the old town is also a must. Most people find that five days is more than enough time to see everything.

Kotor, a popular coastal town, is full of activities for travelers. Hiking can easily take up a good amount of your time here, too. Most people find that five days is more than enough time to see everything. Your budget might influence how long you stay.

A week in Bressanone or Kotor?

Bressanone is a small town, so you can explore the area with less time. The old town is one of the main draws for visitors. Take your pick from the many activities offered here. One week is plenty of time to see everything, even with extra days to spare.

Kotor is a popular place that is full of things to see and experience. One week is plenty of time to see everything, even with extra days to spare. It has many unique tourist attractions and fascinating things to do.


For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Bicycle Tours in Italy, Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Italy, The Best Luxury Tours to Montenegro, and The Best Budget Tours to Montenegro.


Which place is cheaper, Kotor or Bressanone?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Bressanone is €138, while the average daily cost in Kotor is €100. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Bressanone and Kotor in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bressanone 72
    Kotor 49
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bressanone 144
    Kotor 98
Compare Hotels in Bressanone and Kotor

Looking for a hotel in Bressanone or Kotor? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Bressanone


Hotels in Kotor


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Bressanone Hotel Prices and Kotor Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bressanone 23
    Kotor 9.26

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kotor

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Kotor:

  • Kotor Cruise Port to Podgorica hotels - Arrival Private Transfer: $47
  • Tivat Airport (TIV) to Kotor Cruise Port - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $33
  • Airport Transfer Tivat / Porto Montenegro to Budva /Sveti Stefan: $221
  • Airport Transfer Tivat / Porto Montenegro to Podgorica City: $276
  • Enjoy Private Transfers by Car or Van from Tivat Airport to Kotor or Budva: $44
  • Herceg Novi to Budva one way transfer: $105
  • Herceg Novi to Tivat one way transfer: $80
  • Kotor Cruise Port to Podgorica hotels - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $95
  • Kotor Cruise Port to Tivat Hotels Round-Trip Private Transfer: $33
  • Kotor Cruise Port to Tivat hotels - Arrival Private Transfer: $17
  • Kotor Cruise Port: Private Transfer to Podgorica hotels: $301
  • Kotor Cruise Port: Private Transfer to Tivat hotels: $91

Is it cheaper to fly into Bressanone or Kotor?

Prices for flights to both Kotor and Bressanone change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Bressanone 47
    Kotor 43
Typical Food Prices in Bressanone

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Bressanone:


  • Gelato
    2.20

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Kotor

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Kotor.

  • Kotor City Tour and Cooking Class : $206
  • Kotor private cooking class with lunch and Old town guided tour: $229
  • Cooking class in a local home & old town walking tour: $310

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bressanone 20
    Kotor 8.32

Tours and Activities in Kotor

Here are a few actual costs in Kotor for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Private Walking Tour in Kotor : $22
  • Kotor Old Town - City Walking Tour: $24
  • Kotor Old Town Walking Tour: $24
  • Panorama and Semi-Submarine Underwater Experience: $24
  • Boat Tour to Perast Old Town & Our Lady of the Rocks: $27
  • Tour Kotor - Perast Old Town - Island Our Lady of the Rocks - Every 2 hours: $30
  • Whole Boka Bay Cruise with Ship Knez Lipovac: $33
  • Kotor Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour: $33
  • Shore Excursion - Handwoven Carpet Workshop, Local wine and Kotor Old Town tour : $34
  • Blue Cave Speedboat Tour from Kotor: $35
  • City Kickstart Private Tour in Kotor: $38
  • Blue Cave speedboat tour from Kotor: $38

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bressanone 26
    Kotor 8.51
Typical Alcohol Prices in Bressanone

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Bressanone:


  • 1/2 Litre of wine
    9.00
  • 2 Glasses of Wine
    7.00

Sample the Local Flavors in Kotor

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Kotor:

  • Private tour: Homemade food and wine tasting at my family home: $127
  • Private National Park Lovcen with food and wine tasting: $138
  • Wine tasting and magical tour from Kotor, Budva, Tivat (Lovcen,Skadar lake): $255
  • National Parks Skadar Lake and Lovcen+Wine tasting (Private tour): $264
  • Skadar Lake National Park with Wine Tasting: $433


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Bressanone and Kotor, we can see that Bressanone is more expensive. And not only is Kotor much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Kotor would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Kotor and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Bressanone would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Bressanone than you might in Kotor.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Bressanone Expensive? and Is Kotor Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Bressanone or Kotor?

Bressanone has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Kotor. When comparing the sizes of Bressanone and Kotor, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.