We are planning a day trip from Dubrovnik to Kotor/Budva (Kotor only if not enough time) returning to Dubrovnik the same day. When I plan the drive on Via Michelline the route given is inland involving 2 border crossings into Montenegro yet the coast road E-80 that goes to Cavtat south seems more direct, probably better conditions and faster. Can anyone enlighten me on:
(1) is it best to concentrate on Kotor and spend the day there or try to return to Dubrovnik via Budva?
(2) what is the best route to take (we are driving our own vehicle) - inland or the Croatian coastal road via Cavtat?
(3) what to see and do in Kotor?