That was quite a long trip from our hotel in Biograd na Moru to Budva, Montenegro. I just looked at google maps and found out that we traveled almost 450 kilometers or to be exact 458 km during that trip. We only had a short 1 hour stopover in Neum to take our lunch break. The condition of the road made that road trip more longer to travel. Unlike in many countries in western part of Europe like in Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, etc., where autobahns or highways are more develop, it is faster to travel by car of bus during a road trip.
Considering the many stops and breaks we did along the way to Budva, we arrived at our hotel there at around 8:30 PM. One of the stops we had was a 2-hour sightseeing in Dubrovnik. The passport controls in the borders of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro also took so long that time.
I did not expected that I can stepped on the land of Bosnia and Herzegovina during that trip. I considered it as the 5th country I visited during that 9-day trip in Southeast Europe, along with Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Slovenia.
Neum is the only coastal town in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It comprises 24.5 km (15 mi) of coastline, the country’s only access to the Adriatic Sea. Neum has steep hills, sandy beaches, and several large tourist hotels. Prices tend to be lower than in neighboring Croatia, making it popular with shoppers. Tourism, and the commerce it brings, is the leading contributor to the economy of the area.
Neum is 60 kilometers (37 mi) from Dubrovnik (80 km or 50 mi from the Dubrovnik Airport), 70 km (43 mi) from Mostar and Međugorje and 30 km (19 mi) from Ploče and Metković, both of which have railway stations.