11 days in Montenegro Itinerary

11 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montenegro trip planner

Make it your trip
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Ulcinj
— 2 nights
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Podgorica
— 2 nights
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Žabljak
— 3 nights
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Kotor
— 3 nights

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Ulcinj

— 2 nights
While on vacation in Ulcinj, you'll be able to experience two distinct cultures without having to put one foot out of Montenegro.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ulcinj: St. Thomas Church (in Petrovac), Bečići Beach (in Bečići) and Budva (Budva City Walls, Budva Old Town, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ada Bojana, and take a stroll through Ulcinj Old Town.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ulcinj day trip app.

Kotor to Ulcinj is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Ulcinj. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Podgorica

— 2 nights
One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
On the 14th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Monument to the Partizans and Heroes of the World War II, then snap pictures at Virpazar Stone Bridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ostrog Monastery.

Before you visit Podgorica, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Ulcinj to Podgorica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Žabljak.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Žabljak

— 3 nights
A trip to Zabljak takes you to the north of the country, a mountainous region that's as steeped in great scenery and views as it is in history and culture.
When in Žabljak, make a side trip to see Tara River Canyon in Dobrilovina, approximately Dobrilovina away. On the 16th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Bobotov Kuk. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Black Lake, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II, and take in the views from Đurđevića Tara Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Žabljak day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Podgorica to Žabljak in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Žabljak

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Kotor

— 3 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kotor is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, head outdoors with Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen, explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Kotor Old City.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotor travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Žabljak to Kotor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Montenegro travel guide

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Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.