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

Should you visit Cannes or Kotor?

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

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Cannes and Kotor can help you decide which place is right for you.

Cannes

Cannes is a glitzy, opulent , and luxury resort city. This is also a very beautiful destination which attracts plenty of visitors. It's also known for nightlife, live music, and food.

Kotor

Kotor is a beautiful, charming, and historic coastal town. Because it offers so much small town charm with a variety of activities, it attracts plenty of visitors for a good reason. You'll find world class beauty here as well. As it offers a special and quaint atmosphere, visitors come from all over to experience this destination. Other popular activities here include food, scuba diving and snorkeling, and beaches.

Cannes and Kotor: Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Good nightlife
  • Great resorts
  • Good scuba and snorkeling destination
  • Popular beach
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Impressive beauty
Cons
  • Less popular with backpackers
Pros
  • Good scuba and snorkeling destination
  • Popular beach
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
  • Small town charm
  • Impressive beauty
  • Quaint atmosphere
Cons
  • Less popular for nightlife
  • Not as many resort options


How is Cannes different from Kotor?

Which is Better for a Holiday?

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

Is Cannes or Kotor Better for Food?

Cannes
Kotor

Picking the best cuisine and restaurants between Cannes and Kotor can be difficult as they are each unique in their own way.

Cannes has long been recognized as a culinary destination with great restaurants. The city is known for its fresh seafood and produce, local markets, and innovative chefs. There are also a number of traditional dishes that you should try in town including bouillabaisse, daube, and farcis niçois.

Known for it's food and restaurant scene, Kotor is always at the top of any foodie's travel list. 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.


Is Cannes or Kotor Better for Nightlife?

Cannes
Kotor

Cannes has the better options when it comes to nightlife.

Cannes offers plenty to do in the evening. The nightlife scene is all about the glamour and prestige that this city is known for. There are exclusive nightclubs and luxury cocktail bars where the goal is to see and be seen. Parties last late into the night and the glitz and glamour fill the streets.

Those looking for nightlife will find a few places to hang out in Kotor. 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 Cannes or Kotor Better for Resorts?

Cannes
Kotor

Cannes generally brings in more resort visitors than Kotor.

If you're looking for a fantastic resort destination, Cannes is a perfect choice. The city is filled with luxury resorts and elegant hotels. Among the best are Hôtel Martinez, Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic, and Five Seas Hotel.

Kotor has a few resort options worth checking out. The town has mostly boutique hotels and apartments, particularly if you want to stay in old town.

Is Cannes or Kotor Better for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling?

Cannes
Kotor

Cannes and Kotor both offer scuba diving or snorkeling spots.

It's worth going snorkeling or scuba diving in Cannes. You can arrange scuba diving and snorkeling trips from a few vendors in town. You might see sponges, sea slugs octopus, cuttlefish, lobsters and even stingrays.

Kotor has a few areas where visitors often go scuba diving or snorkeling. 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.

Is Cannes or Kotor Better for Beaches?

Cannes
Kotor

Cannes and Kotor are good choices for a beach vacation.

Cannes is a very popular place to visit for its beaches. You can choose from both public and private beaches in the area. You'll find more amenities and convenience at the private beaches which are closer to La Croisette (the main promenade in town). These beaches also come with a price tag attached. The public beaches have a more relaxed and natural vibe but are a little less convenient to get to.

Kotor has a beach worth visiting. 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.


Is Cannes or Kotor Better for its Old Town?

Cannes
Kotor

Cannes and Kotor are both popular destinations with charming historical areas.

There is a nice variety of sights in the old town of Cannes. Known as Le Suquet, the old town has many historic landmarks including the the Château de la Castre. There are also cobblestone streets and many great restaurants around town.

Kotor has a world-famous historical area. The city walls and compact historic area make the old town a unique place to explore.

Is Cannes or Kotor Better for Families?

Cannes
Kotor

You'll find kid-friendly activities in either Cannes or Kotor.

Cannes is a family-friendly place to visit. Most people associate the city with the film festival and late night partying, but there are also kid-friendly restaurants, fun beach activities, and plenty of kid-friendly entertainment along La Croisette Boulevard. Make sure you check out the Grand Carousel and the many playgrounds around town.

Kotor is a family-friendly resort city. 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.

Is Cannes or Kotor Better for Couples?

Cannes
Kotor

Both Cannes and Kotor are good destinations to visit as a couple.

For those traveling as a couple, Cannes has plenty to offer. It's grand hotels and luxury beach clubs make this a perfect romantic destination. There are world class restaurants, a vibrant nightlife scene, and many romantic spots around town that make for a memorable honeymoon or couple's getaway.

Kotor makes for a fun place to visit for 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 Cannes or Kotor Better for Public Transit?

Cannes
Kotor

Both Cannes and Kotor offer public transit options.

Cannes has a few public transit options. There are buses that travel around the city.

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 Cannes or Kotor a more walkable city?

Cannes
Kotor

Cannes and Kotor both are comparable when exploring on foot.

Cannes is a very walkable destination. Many areas are easily explored on foot including the historic areas and the coastline.

It's very easy to get around on foot in Kotor. The old town is best explored on foot.

Should I spend more time in Kotor or Cannes?

How long in Cannes or Kotor?

It's fun to spend time in either Cannes or Kotor. Both can be explored in comparable amounts of time.

The ideal length of time for a trip to Cannes is 2-4 days, and the ideal length of time for a trip to Kotor is 3-4 days.


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

One day in Cannes or Kotor?

In Cannes, many people enjoy the live music and food that this lavish destination offers. People enjoy relaxing at one of the resorts. This resort city offers a variety of activities to choose from. Since there is so much to do in the area, one day is probably not enough for all of it.

Kotor might be a small town, but there's plenty to do in the area. Hikers are also drawn to this area. But since there are so many activities, you'll likely want to spend more than one day exploring.

A weekend in Cannes or Kotor?

It's hard to know how much time to spend in Cannes. For many, it makes a great getaway for a weekend. Most visitors spend time around the old town 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.

Kotor is a great place to explore. With so much to do, a weekend is probably not enough time to see everything. Your budget might influence how long you stay.

Five days in Cannes or Kotor?

Cannes is a fun place to experience. Travelers enjoy the scuba diving and snorkeling and shopping when visiting the destination of Cannes. People often spend their time relaxing at one of the resorts. Most people find that five days is more than enough time to see everything.

It's hard to know how much time to spend in Kotor. Make sure you spend some time hiking while you're in the area. Five days may feel like too much time unless you plan to do a lot of relaxing. It has many unique tourist attractions and fascinating things to do.


A week in Cannes or Kotor?

You'll find shopping and nightlife around the opulent destination of Cannes. You can also relax and pamper yourself at one of the resorts. 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 small town, so it's a great destination if you're short on time. This coastal town offers a variety of activities to choose from. Many travelers plan to spend time hiking while in the area. Most people find that one week is more than enough time to see everything.

Which city is cheaper, Kotor or Cannes?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cannes is €110, while the average daily cost in Kotor is €80. 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 city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Cannes and Kotor in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cannes 60
    Kotor 39
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cannes 120
    Kotor 78
Compare Hotels in Cannes and Kotor

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Hotels in Cannes


Hotels in Kotor


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cannes 13
    Kotor 7.40

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cannes

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cannes:

  • Cannes Private Transfer from Cannes city centre to Nice Airport: $146
  • Departure Private Transfers from Cannes to Nice Airport NCE in Business Car: $108
  • French Riviera: Half-Day Private Tour and Transfer: $397
  • Nice Airport Private Departure Transfer from Cannes, Monaco or Eze: $55
  • Nice Airport Transfers : Cannes City to Nice Airport NCE in Business Car: $108
  • Nice Airport Transfers : Cannes City to Nice Airport NCE in Luxury Car: $157
  • Nice Airport Transfers : Cannes City to Nice Airport NCE in Luxury Van: $124
  • Nice Airport departure private transfer from Cannes - Mónaco - Cap d Antibes in Business Car: $98
  • Nice Airport departure private transfer from Cannes - Mónaco - Cap d Antibes in Luxury Car: $140
  • Nice Airport departure private transfer from Cannes - Mónaco - Cap d Antibes in Luxury Van: $114
  • Private Airport Transfer: Cannes to Cote D'Azur Airport (NCE): $59
  • Private Departure Transfer from Cannes to Nice Airport: $55

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kotor

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Kotor:

  • Private Transfer from Kotor to Tivat airport: $25
  • Private Transfer from Kotor to Tivat Airport (TIV): $77
  • Kotor to Tirana Transfer: $218
  • Private Transfer from Kotor to Split, Hotel-to-hotel, English-speaking driver: $234
  • Kotor - Mostar - one way private transfer: $236
  • Kotor - Dubrovnik: Private One-Way Transfer with Mercedes Vehicles: $332
  • One way private transfer Kotor-Mostar: $336

Is it cheaper to fly into Cannes or Kotor?

Prices for flights to both Kotor and Cannes 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
    Cannes 36
    Kotor 34

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cannes

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

  • Summer Fireworks and Dinner Catamaran Cruise from Cannes: $135
  • Small-Group Evening Tour and Dinner in Monte Carlo from Cannes: $223
  • Unforgettable night photos of the French Riviera and dinner in Monaco: $622

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Kotor

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

  • Dinner Cruise: $49

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cannes 24
    Kotor 6.66

Tours and Activities in Cannes

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Cannes are as follows:

  • Round-Trip Ferry Ticket: Cannes to Ste. Marguerite Island: $19
  • Cannes Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $43
  • Cruise to Corniche d'Or: $44
  • 4-Hour Boat and Snorkeling Tour: $44
  • Photographic tour of Cannes with a Local: $46
  • French Riviera Tour: Cannes, Antibes & Saint-Paul de Vence: $51
  • Nice: Small-Group City Sightseeing Tour: $53
  • Combo Ile Sainte-Marguerite Ferry & Corniche d'Or Cruise from Cannes: $54
  • Sunset cruise / Cannes Lerins Islands: $55
  • Guided Tour in History, Glamour & Cinema: $62
  • Daytime or Sunset Catamaran Cruise from Cannes with Optional Lunch: $62
  • Cannes 2.5-Hour E-bike Tour: $67

Tours and Activities in Kotor

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

  • One-Hour Guided Kotor Old Town Walking Tour: $12
  • Kotor Walking - "Group Tour": $12
  • 1.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour: $14
  • Semi Submarine: Kotor Panorama & Underwater Experience: $15
  • Sightseeing Kotor: $15
  • Kotor Walk Tour: $15
  • Kotor Boat Tour: $19
  • Kotor Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour: $19
  • Panorama and Semi-Submarine Underwater Experience: $23
  • Group Perast & Lady of the Rock tour: $24
  • Kotor - Lady Of The Rocks And Perast 2hr Group Tour: $25
  • Kotor Old Town Walking Tour: $25

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cannes 14
    Kotor 6.81

Sample the Local Flavors in Cannes

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Cannes:

  • Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting: $132
  • Provence Wine Tour - Private Day Tour from Cannes: $342
  • Private Day Trip: Wine Tasting Tour Including Pinic Lunch From Cannes: $559
  • 5-Hour Private Cannes Shore Excursion: Eze, Nice, Wine Tasting: $658

Sample the Local Flavors in Kotor

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Kotor:

  • Wine tasting and magical tour from Kotor, Budva, Tivat (Lovcen,Skadar lake): $179
  • Traditional and Modern Mixed Wine Tour: $242
  • Gastronomic and Wine Tasting Private Tour: $721


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cannes and Kotor, we can see that Cannes 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 Cannes would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Cannes than you might in Kotor.


When is the best time to visit Cannes or Kotor?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Cannes or Kotor in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Cannes and Kotor. The summer months attract visitors to Cannes because of the beaches, snorkeling, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences. Also, the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the small town charm, and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Kotor this time of year.

In the summer, Cannes is cooler than Kotor. Typically, the summer temperatures in Cannes in July are around 23°C (73°F), and Kotor is about 26°C (80°F).

In July, Cannes usually receives less rain than Kotor. Cannes gets 16 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Kotor receives 47 mm (1.8 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cannes 23°C (73°F) 
    Kotor 26°C (80°F)

Should I visit Cannes or Kotor in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Cannes as well as Kotor. The shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to Cannes this time of year. Also, many travelers come to Kotor for the hiking trails, the small town atmosphere, and the natural beauty of the area.

In October, Cannes is generally around the same temperature as Kotor. Temperatures in Cannes average around 17°C (63°F), and Kotor stays around 17°C (63°F).

It's quite rainy in Kotor. Cannes receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Cannes usually gets less rain in October than Kotor. Cannes gets 108 mm (4.3 in) of rain, while Kotor receives 174 mm (6.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cannes 17°C (63°F) 
    Kotor 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Cannes or Kotor in the Winter?

Both Kotor and Cannes are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Many travelers come to Cannes for the shopping scene and the cuisine. Also, many visitors come to Kotor in the winter for the cuisine.

Cannes is a little warmer than Kotor in the winter. The temperature in Cannes is usually 9°C (48°F) in January, and Kotor stays around 6°C (42°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Kotor. In January, Cannes usually receives less rain than Kotor. Cannes gets 83 mm (3.3 in) of rain, while Kotor receives 186 mm (7.3 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cannes 9°C (48°F) 
    Kotor 6°C (42°F)

Should I visit Cannes or Kotor in the Spring?

Both Kotor and Cannes during the spring are popular places to visit. Many visitors come to Cannes in the spring for the beaches and the natural beauty. Furthermore, most visitors come to Kotor for the beaches, the small town charm, and the natural beauty during these months.

In the spring, Cannes is around the same temperature as Kotor. Typically, the spring temperatures in Cannes in April are around 13°C (56°F), and Kotor is about 14°C (58°F).

Kotor gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Cannes usually gets less rain in April than Kotor. Cannes gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Kotor receives 154 mm (6.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cannes 13°C (56°F) 
    Kotor 14°C (58°F)

Typical Weather for Kotor and Cannes

Cannes Kotor
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 9°C (48°F) 83 mm (3.3 in) 6°C (42°F) 186 mm (7.3 in)
Feb 9°C (49°F) 76 mm (3 in) 8°C (46°F) 172 mm (6.8 in)
Mar 11°C (51°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 11°C (51°F) 173 mm (6.8 in)
Apr 13°C (56°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 14°C (58°F) 154 mm (6.1 in)
May 16°C (62°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 19°C (67°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
Jun 20°C (68°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 23°C (73°F) 64 mm (2.5 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 16 mm (0.6 in) 26°C (80°F) 47 mm (1.8 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 26°C (79°F) 74 mm (2.9 in)
Sep 21°C (69°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 22°C (72°F) 130 mm (5.1 in)
Oct 17°C (63°F) 108 mm (4.3 in) 17°C (63°F) 174 mm (6.9 in)
Nov 12°C (54°F) 104 mm (4.1 in) 11°C (53°F) 224 mm (8.8 in)
Dec 10°C (49°F) 78 mm (3.1 in) 7°C (45°F) 215 mm (8.5 in)


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