15 days in Montenegro Itinerary

15 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montenegro vacation planner

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Podgorica
— 2 nights
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Žabljak
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ulcinj
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kotor
— 5 nights
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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.
Explore Podgorica's surroundings by going to Ostrog Monastery (in Dabojevići), Cetinje (Lovćen National Park & The building of the former Embassy of Great Britain in Montenegro) and Virpazar (Virpazar Stone Bridge, Old Fountain in Virpazar, &more). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Podgorica trip itinerary planning tool.

Manchester, UK to Podgorica is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Podgorica. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive 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 5th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Bobotov Kuk. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Žabljak visit planner.

You can drive from Podgorica to Žabljak in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Žabljak

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ulcinj: Budva (Budva City Walls, Citadel, &more), Jaz Beach (in Prijevor) and St. Thomas Church (in Petrovac). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, kick back and relax at Ada Bojana, delve into the distant past at Ulcinj Old Town, and admire the landmark architecture of Duljevo Monastery.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ulcinj online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Žabljak to Ulcinj takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotor

— 5 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: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the waterfront at Porto Montenegro, and don't miss a visit to Njegoš Mausoleum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kotor sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Ulcinj to Kotor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kotor are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

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.