13 days in Montenegro Itinerary

13 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montenegro route planner

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

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ostrog Monastery (in Dabojevići), Lipa Cave (in Lipa) and Virpazar (Virpazar Stone Bridge, Old Fountain in Virpazar, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Skadar, explore the striking landscape of Lovćen National Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Podgorica trip planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Podgorica is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ulcinj

— 4 nights
While on vacation in Ulcinj, you'll be able to experience two distinct cultures without having to put one foot out of Montenegro.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ulcinj: St. Thomas Church (in Petrovac), Budva (Ballet Dancer Statue, Mogren Beach, &more) and Jaz Beach (in Prijevor). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Long Beach, delve into the distant past at Ulcinj Old Town, stroll through Miločer Park, and admire the striking features of Sailors' Mosque.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ulcinj trip planner.

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Ulcinj takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daytime highs in Ulcinj are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Kotor is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, cruise along Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kotor attractions planner.

Drive from Ulcinj to Kotor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Kotor when traveling from Ulcinj in July, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Žabljak.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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.
Take a break from Žabljak with a short trip to Tara River Canyon in Dobrilovina, about 32 minutes away. On the 22nd (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Bobotov Kuk. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Žabljak trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Žabljak takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Žabljak

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.