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When to go
As with all Mediterranean marvels, Montenegro is best enjoyed under the summer sun in July and August,; however, it looks quite ethereal after a pre-spring shower. May and June are the best months for hiking, and the mountainous areas rarely see crowds.
PlanesMontenegro has two international airports – Podgorica and Tivat (www.montenegroairports.com) – both offering scheduled low-cost and charter flights. Podgorica is just 11km from the capital of the same name, and Tivat is the ideal choice when visiting the coast. You can also fly to Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia (www.airport-dubrovnik.hr), just 16km from the Montenegrin border. Ryanair (www.ryanair.com) flies to Podgorica, Norwegian (www.norwegian.com) to Tivat and several airlines including British Airways (www.britishairways.com) to Dubrovnik.
TrainsMontenegrin Railways (www.zcg-prevoz.me) are quaintly dilapidated and a touch unreliable. This is the way to travel if you’re looking for the long route with beautiful views, though the network of privately-run shuttle buses is steep competition and much more convenient.
AutomobilesThere are plenty of big-name car rental companies in Montenegro, so if you need to hire your own wheels you can do so with ease. If you’re driving near the coast you’ll find Dubrovnik tantalisingly close for a twin-centre stay.