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

Should you visit Lindau 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 Lindau 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.

Lindau

Lindau is a picturesque, fun-filled, and scenic 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 food.

Kotor

Kotor is a dramatic, scenic, and beautiful coastal town. It also offers plenty of small town charm and also has plenty of sights and activities. The famous beauty of this place is one of the main draws. It also has a unique and quaint vibe that attracts lots of visitors. And you can't forget about the beaches, hiking, and food.

Lindau and Kotor: Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Popular museums and historical sights
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
  • Small town charm
  • Impressive beauty
Things to Consider
  • Less popular for nightlife
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 Lindau or Kotor?

Travelers will usually find more to do in Kotor. Although Lindau and Kotor are popular destinations, Kotor has more sights and attractions for tourists. Kotor is very popular for its food, resorts, scuba diving & snorkeling, beaches, historical sights, hiking, small town charm, impressive beauty, and quaint atmosphere, while Lindau attracts visitors for its museums. Lindau is more touristy than Kotor and is known for its lakefront location and quaint old town. Kotor is famous for its medieval old town and its dramatic setting on the coastline surrounded by limestone cliffs. It is also well known for The Cathedral of Saint Tryphon (Kotor Cathedral).

How is Lindau different from Kotor?

Which is Better for a Holiday?

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

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

Lindau
Kotor

Lindau is a town with a few options for its museums and landmarks. However, Kotor does not have museums and landmarks.

Lindau offers a handful of options for museums and historical sights. The town is more about it's beautiful setting than landmarks and museums, but there are some interesting sights including the harbor and lighthouse.

Kotor does not have museums and landmarks.


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

Lindau
Kotor

Kotor is terrific for its restaurant scene. Also, Lindau 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.

Lindau has a number of nationally recognized food spots and restaurants. Head to the waterfront for the best seafood restaurants. Many restaurants use seasonal ingredients and serve local fish. The local whitefish is particularly popular. Dishes are influenced by the town's proximity to Switzerland and Austria, so you'll enjoy a hybrid of flavors and recipes.

Is Lindau or Kotor Better for Nightlife?

Lindau
Kotor

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

Lindau is generally a quiet destination but there are options around. It's not known for its nightlife scene but there are bars where you can enjoy a relaxing night out.

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 Lindau or Kotor Better for Resorts?

Lindau
Kotor

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

Not known for its high-end resorts, Kotor offers a few options. The town has mostly boutique hotels and apartments, particularly if you want to stay in old town.

Lindau is not a resort destination.


Is Lindau or Kotor Better for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling?

Lindau
Kotor

Kotor is a coastal town with good options for its diving and snorkeling. However, Lindau 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.

Lindau is not a scuba or snorkeling destination.

Is Lindau or Kotor Better for Beaches?

Lindau
Kotor

Kotor is a coastal town with good options for the beache. However, Lindau 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.

Lindau is not a beach destination.

Is Lindau or Kotor Better for its Old Town?

Lindau
Kotor

Kotor is terrific for its old town. Also, Lindau is still popular, but not quite as popular for its historic old town charm.

Kotor has a unique history which comes to life in its historic area. 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 Lindau. The old town is located on Lindau island in Lake Constance. It has quaint buildings and many waterfront restaurants.


Is Lindau or Kotor Better for Hiking?

Lindau
Kotor

Kotor is terrific for its hiking experiences. However, Lindau is not a hiking destination.

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.

Lindau is not a hiking destination.

Is Lindau or Kotor Better for Families?

Lindau
Kotor

Lindau is well known for its family-friendly activities. Also, Kotor is still popular, but not quite as popular for its kid-friendly activities.

Lindau is a very family-friendly place to visit. Head to the waterfront where there's a playground, stand up paddleboarding, paddleboats, and more. Kids will also enjoy climbing to the top of the Old Lighthouse or exploring the Museum of Local History.

Kotor offers lots of family activities. 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 Lindau or Kotor Better for Couples?

Lindau
Kotor

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

Couples visit Lindau frequently as it offers plenty of romantic activities. With its charming old town, beautiful waterfront, great seafood restaurants, and nice hotels, couples will really enjoy a few days away at this lakefront town. It's the perfect place to have a romantic weekend.

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 Lindau or Kotor Better for Backpackers and Budget Travelers?

Lindau
Kotor

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

Kotor is a great coastal town to visit for backpackers. 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 Lindau. The town has a couple of hostels and affordable hotels that make this waterfront town accessible to backpackers and budget travelers.

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

Lindau
Kotor

You'll find somewhat comparable public transit options in both Lindau and Kotor.

Public transit is generally limited in Lindau. It's possible to reach town by bus or train and once you're in town you can walk many places.

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 Lindau or Kotor a more walkable city?

Lindau
Kotor

Kotor is terrific for its high level of walkability. Also, Lindau is still popular, but not quite as popular for its ease of walking around.

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

Lindau is a very walkable destination. The town is very walkable and there are also many walks into the countryside.


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

Should I spend more time in Kotor or Lindau?

How long in Lindau or Kotor?

It's fun to spend time in either Lindau or Kotor. In our opinion, Kotor has more to see and do, so we recommend spending more time in Kotor than Lindau. In general, 2-4 days is a good amount of time for Lindau, and 3-4 days is enough time in Kotor.

Families should spend more time in Kotor than Lindau. 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 Lindau. 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 Lindau 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 Lindau or Kotor? Ideal Length of Stay
    Lindau 2-4 
    Kotor 3-4

One day in Lindau or Kotor?

Even though Lindau 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. Since there is so much to do in the area, one day is probably not enough for all of it.

Many travelers enjoy the scuba diving and snorkeling and food when visiting the quaint small town of Kotor. 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 Lindau or Kotor?

It's hard to know how much time to spend in Lindau. 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 Lindau or Kotor?

Lindau is a fun place to experience. Lindau 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.

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 Lindau or Kotor?

Lindau 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.

Travelers enjoy the food and scuba diving and snorkeling when visiting the charming small town of Kotor. 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.


For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Germany, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Germany, The Best Luxury Tours to Montenegro, and The Best Budget Tours to Montenegro.


Which place is cheaper, Kotor or Lindau?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Lindau is €163, 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 Lindau and Kotor in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Lindau 91
    Kotor 49
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Lindau 182
    Kotor 98
Compare Hotels in Lindau and Kotor

Looking for a hotel in Lindau 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 Lindau


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: Lindau Hotel Prices and Kotor Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Lindau 40
    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: $48
  • Tivat Airport (TIV) to Kotor Cruise Port - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $33
  • Airport Transfer Tivat / Porto Montenegro to Podgorica City: $276
  • Airport Transfer Tivat to Petrovac / Sutomore / Bar: $276
  • Airport Transfer Tivat/Porto Montenegro to Portonovi /Herceg Novi: $144
  • 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 Kotor one way transfer: $146
  • Herceg Novi to Tivat one way transfer: $80
  • Kotor Cruise Port to Podgorica hotels - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $95
  • Kotor Cruise Port to Tivat Airport (TIV) - Departure Private Transfer: $17
  • Kotor Cruise Port to Tivat hotels - Arrival Private Transfer: $17

Is it cheaper to fly into Lindau or Kotor?

Prices for flights to both Kotor and Lindau 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
    Lindau 45
    Kotor 43

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Kotor

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

  • 3 Hour Kotor Food Tour - Rick Steves' Recommended: $155
  • The 10 Tastings of Kotor Private Food Tour : $176
  • Kotor private cooking class with lunch and Old town guided tour: $229
  • Kotor and Perast Private Tour with Cooking Class and Boat Ride: $265
  • Cooking class in a local home & old town walking tour: $310

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Lindau 27
    Kotor 8.32

Tours and Activities in Lindau

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

  • Lindau Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $11
  • Murder Crime Game Self-Guided Interactive Tour: $75
  • Private Guided Walking Tour: $210
  • Lindau Private Christmas Market Tour: $271
  • Lindau - Town Highlights Walking Tour: $325

Tours and Activities in Kotor

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

  • Private Walking Tour of Kotor : $17
  • Private Walking Tour in Kotor : $22
  • Old Town Walking Tour: $24
  • Kotor Old Town Walking Tour: $24
  • Panorama and Semi-Submarine Underwater Experience: $24
  • Semi-Submarine: Kotor Bay Panorama & Underwater Experience: $25
  • Tour Kotor - Perast Old Town - Island Our Lady of the Rocks - Every 2 hours: $27
  • Boat Tour to Perast Old Town & Our Lady of the Rocks: $27
  • Kotor Walking - "Group Tour": $28
  • Private Boat Tour in Montenegro: $29
  • Blue Cave and Lady of the Rocks Boat Tour: $32
  • Kotor Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour: $33

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Lindau 25
    Kotor 8.51

Sample the Local Flavors in Lindau

Also in Lindau, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Lake Constance wine tour > day tour > wine tasting at 3 winemakers: $198

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: $133
  • Wine tasting and magical tour from Kotor, Budva, Tivat (Lovcen,Skadar lake): $277
  • Skadar Lake National Park with Wine Tasting: $434


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


Which is Bigger, Lindau or Kotor?

Lindau has a larger population, and is about 5 times larger than the population of Kotor. When comparing the sizes of Lindau 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.