13 days in Montenegro Itinerary

13 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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Fly to Sarajevo, Drive to Žabljak
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Žabljak
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kotor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ulcinj
— 3 nights
Drive
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Podgorica
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Žabljak: Plužine (Piva Canyon & Lake Piva) and Tara River Canyon (in Dobrilovina). On the 26th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Bobotov Kuk. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Black Lake, take in the views from Đurđevića Tara Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Žabljak online journey planner.

Berlin, Germany to Žabljak is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Žabljak

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mamula Fortress (in Herceg-Novi) and Blue Grotto (in Luštica). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, explore the galleries of Cats Museum, contemplate the long history of Kotor Old City, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kotor City Walls & Fortress.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotor road trip planning app.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Ulcinj

— 3 nights
While on vacation in Ulcinj, you'll be able to experience two distinct cultures without having to put one foot out of Montenegro.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ulcinj: Bečići Beach (in Bečići), Budva (Ballet Dancer Statue, Mogren Beach, &more) and St. Thomas Church (in Petrovac). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Long Beach, stroll through Ada Bojana, admire the striking features of Ulcinj Old Town, and don't miss a visit to Duljevo Monastery.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ulcinj trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kotor to Ulcinj in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ulcinj when traveling from Kotor in July, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Podgorica

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Podgorica side-trips: Ostrog Monastery (in Dabojevići), Lovćen National Park (in Cetinje) and Lipa Cave (in Lipa). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar, and admire the striking features of Virpazar Stone Bridge.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Podgorica trip maker.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Podgorica

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · 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.