A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Cesky Krumlov vs. Kotor for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cesky Krumlov or Kotor?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Cesky Krumlov or Kotor, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Cesky Krumlov or Kotor?

Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov is a beautiful town located in Southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It sits along the Vltava River and is home to just over 13,000 residents. The town has many Baroque buildings as well as many pleasant cafes, restaurants and bars. It also has the second largest castle in the Czech Republic, and a beautiful old town square. The town remains very similar to how it was in the 18th century. Many of the buildings are well maintained, and many have been restored to their original beauty. The city is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, and has become a very popular tourist destination. During the summer months tourists may outnumber the local population.

Kotor

A coastal town of Montenegro, Kotor is also a beautifully-preserved fortified, medieval town, featuring a labyrinth of cobbled streets, lively piazzas, historic churches, and a spread of bars and restaurants throughout its historic Old Town.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Tours for Seniors to Czech Republic, The Best 3-Day Tours from Prague, The Best Luxury Tours to Montenegro, and The Best Budget Tours to Montenegro.


Which place is cheaper, Kotor or Cesky Krumlov?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cesky Krumlov is $64, while the average daily cost in Kotor is $107. 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 Cesky Krumlov and Kotor in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cesky Krumlov $38
    Kotor $53
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cesky Krumlov $76
    Kotor $106
Compare Hotels in Cesky Krumlov and Kotor

Looking for a hotel in Cesky Krumlov 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 Cesky Krumlov


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: Cesky Krumlov Hotel Prices and Kotor Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cesky Krumlov $3.01
    Kotor $9.96

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cesky Krumlov

Also for Cesky Krumlov, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Hallstatt with 2 hours for sightseeing: $148
  • Private Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Prague, English-speaking driver: $122
  • Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Prague: Private daytrip with 2h for sightseeing: $156

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kotor

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Kotor:

  • Transfer service: $131
  • Transfer from Tivat airport to Kotor Old Town: $41
  • Transfer from Tivat airport to Dubrovnik city: $96
  • Transfer from Tivat Airport to Budva: $65
  • Transfer Tivat Airport - Kotor Old Town (and viceversa): $54
  • Tivat to Kotor one way transfer: $102
  • Tivat Airport Shared Arrival Transfer to Hotel or Accommodation : $22
  • Tivat Airport (TIV): Private Transfer to Kotor Cruise Port: $90
  • Tivat Airport (TIV) to Kotor Cruise Port - Arrival Private Transfer: $16
  • Private transfers from Kotor to Podgorica Airport and City: $52
  • Private transfer from Kotor to Dubrovnik: $240
  • Private transfer from Herceg Novi to Dubrovnik airport: $121

Is it cheaper to fly into Cesky Krumlov or Kotor?

Prices for flights to both Kotor and Cesky Krumlov 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
    Cesky Krumlov $22
    Kotor $46

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Kotor

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

  • The 10 Tastings of Kotor Private Food Tour : $173
  • Kotor City Tour and Cooking Class : $203
  • Kotor private cooking class with lunch and Old town guided tour: $226
  • Kotor and Perast Private Tour with Cooking Class and Boat Ride: $262
  • Cooking class in a local home & old town walking tour: $306

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cesky Krumlov $6.73
    Kotor $8.95

Tours and Activities in Cesky Krumlov

For Cesky Krumlov, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Český Krumlov Free Tour: $20
  • Private evening tour Cesky Krumlov Old Town and Castle area: $60
  • Český Krumlov Private Walking Tour: $85
  • Private Night tour of Český Krumlov: $85
  • Cesky Krumlov Old Town Private Walking Tour: $93
  • Enchanting Český Krumlov Walking Tour: Echoes of the Past: $95
  • Touristic highlights of Český Krumlov on a Private half day tour with a local: $168
  • Private tour of best of Český Krumlov - Sightseeing, Food & Culture with a local: $168
  • A day in the life of Český Krumlov - Private tour with a local: $196
  • Walking private guided tour in Cesky Krumlov with local certified guide: $207
  • Cesky Krumlov Private Walking Tour With A Professional Guide: $209
  • First white water experience with Tomáš Kobes: $218

Tours and Activities in Kotor

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

  • "Adriatic Adventure: Blue Cave & Islands Speedboat Tour": $46
  • 1-Day Montenegro Hiking Tour to Durmitor National Park : $119
  • 3 Hours Blue Cave Tour in Montenegro: $37
  • 3 Hours Group Boat Tour Blue Cave & Our Lady of the Rocks: $53
  • 3 Hours Speed Boat tour to the Blue Cave: $44
  • 3-Hour Blue Cave and Our Lady of the Rocks Private Speedboat Tour: $295
  • 3-Hour Private Tour in Blue Cave : $279
  • Adriatic Jewels Tour: Saint Stefan – Budva - Tivat : $244
  • Ancient to Modern Day Montenegro - Private Tour: $163
  • Bay of 2-Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Tour: $54
  • Bay of 2.5-Hour Kayak Tour: $54
  • Bike tour - Downhill from Njegos Mausoleum to Kotor bay: $131

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cesky Krumlov $3.46
    Kotor $9.15

Sample the Local Flavors in Kotor

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Kotor:

  • Skadar Lake National Park with Wine Tasting: $428


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cesky Krumlov and Kotor, we can see that Kotor is more expensive. And not only is Cesky Krumlov much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Cesky Krumlov would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Cesky Krumlov 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 Kotor would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Kotor than you might in Cesky Krumlov.

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


Which is Bigger, Cesky Krumlov or Kotor?

Cesky Krumlov has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Kotor. When comparing the sizes of Cesky Krumlov 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.


When is the best time to visit Cesky Krumlov or Kotor?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Cesky Krumlov or Kotor in the Summer?

Both Kotor and Cesky Krumlov during the summer are popular places to visit. Also, the summer months attract visitors to Kotor because of the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the small town charm, and the family-friendly experiences.

Cesky Krumlov is cooler than Kotor in the summer. The daily temperature in Cesky Krumlov averages around 20°C (68°F) in July, and Kotor fluctuates around 26°C (80°F).

In Kotor, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Cesky Krumlov. In the summer, Cesky Krumlov often gets less sunshine than Kotor. Cesky Krumlov gets 227 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Kotor receives 341 hours of full sun.

Cesky Krumlov usually gets more rain in July than Kotor. Cesky Krumlov gets 91 mm (3.6 in) of rain, while Kotor receives 47 mm (1.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cesky Krumlov 20°C (68°F) 
    Kotor 26°C (80°F)

Should I visit Cesky Krumlov or Kotor in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Cesky Krumlov and Kotor. Also, the hiking trails, the small town atmosphere, and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to Kotor this time of year.

In the autumn, Cesky Krumlov is much colder than Kotor. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Cesky Krumlov in October average around 11°C (52°F), and Kotor averages at about 17°C (63°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Kotor this time of the year. Cesky Krumlov usually receives less sunshine than Kotor during autumn. Cesky Krumlov gets 108 hours of sunny skies, while Kotor receives 203 hours of full sun in the autumn.

Kotor receives a lot of rain in the autumn. In October, Cesky Krumlov usually receives less rain than Kotor. Cesky Krumlov gets 51 mm (2 in) of rain, while Kotor receives 174 mm (6.9 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cesky Krumlov 11°C (52°F) 
    Kotor 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Cesky Krumlov or Kotor in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Cesky Krumlov as well as Kotor. Also, many travelers come to Kotor for the cuisine.

It's quite cold in Cesky Krumlov in the winter. In January, Cesky Krumlov is generally much colder than Kotor. Daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov average around -0°C (31°F), and Kotor fluctuates around 6°C (42°F).

In the winter, Cesky Krumlov often gets less sunshine than Kotor. Cesky Krumlov gets 44 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Kotor receives 121 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Kotor. Cesky Krumlov usually gets less rain in January than Kotor. Cesky Krumlov gets 56 mm (2.2 in) of rain, while Kotor receives 186 mm (7.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cesky Krumlov -0°C (31°F) 
    Kotor 6°C (42°F)

Should I visit Cesky Krumlov or Kotor in the Spring?

Both Kotor and Cesky Krumlov are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Also, many visitors come to Kotor in the spring for the beaches, the small town charm, and the natural beauty.

Cesky Krumlov is cooler than Kotor in the spring. The daily temperature in Cesky Krumlov averages around 11°C (51°F) in April, and Kotor fluctuates around 14°C (58°F).

Cesky Krumlov usually receives less sunshine than Kotor during spring. Cesky Krumlov gets 155 hours of sunny skies, while Kotor receives 194 hours of full sun in the spring.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Kotor. In April, Cesky Krumlov usually receives less rain than Kotor. Cesky Krumlov gets 55 mm (2.2 in) of rain, while Kotor receives 154 mm (6.1 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cesky Krumlov 11°C (51°F) 
    Kotor 14°C (58°F)

Typical Weather for Kotor and Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov Kotor
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -0°C (31°F) 56 mm (2.2 in) 6°C (42°F) 186 mm (7.3 in)
Feb 2°C (36°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 8°C (46°F) 172 mm (6.8 in)
Mar 6°C (43°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 11°C (51°F) 173 mm (6.8 in)
Apr 11°C (51°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 14°C (58°F) 154 mm (6.1 in)
May 15°C (59°F) 82 mm (3.2 in) 19°C (67°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
Jun 18°C (65°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 23°C (73°F) 64 mm (2.5 in)
Jul 20°C (68°F) 91 mm (3.6 in) 26°C (80°F) 47 mm (1.8 in)
Aug 19°C (67°F) 93 mm (3.6 in) 26°C (79°F) 74 mm (2.9 in)
Sep 16°C (61°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 22°C (72°F) 130 mm (5.1 in)
Oct 11°C (52°F) 51 mm (2 in) 17°C (63°F) 174 mm (6.9 in)
Nov 5°C (42°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 11°C (53°F) 224 mm (8.8 in)
Dec 1°C (35°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 7°C (45°F) 215 mm (8.5 in)