15 days in Montenegro Itinerary

15 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montenegro trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Dubrovnik, Bus to Budva
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Budva
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ulcinj
— 2 nights
Drive
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Podgorica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Žabljak
— 2 nights
Drive
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Herceg-Novi
— 3 nights
Drive to Tivat Airport, Fly to George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport

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Budva

— 3 nights
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Venture out of the city with trips to Our Lady of Health (in Špiljari), Kotor (Cats Museum, Bay of Kotor, &more) and Porto Montenegro (in Tivat). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Budva Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Luke, don't miss a visit to Budva City Walls, and pause for some photo ops at Ballet Dancer Statue.

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Houston, USA to Budva is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Budva due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in October, expect Budva to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Church, then make a trip to Sailors' Mosque, and finally admire the striking features of Ulcinj Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of King Nikola's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Bar Stari Grad, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of Saint John.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ulcinj trip planner.

Getting from Budva to Ulcinj by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ulcinj are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Explore Podgorica's surroundings by going to Virpazar Stone Bridge (in Virpazar) and Ostrog Monastery (in Dabojevići). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar, take in the dramatic scenery at Montenegrin Niagara Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, and snap pictures at Millennium Bridge.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Podgorica online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ulcinj to Podgorica takes 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 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Žabljak.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Žabljak

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at RedRock Zipline, snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge, then explore the activities along Black Lake, and finally fly down the slopes at Savin Kuk Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bobotov Kuk.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Žabljak online trip planner.

Getting from Podgorica to Žabljak by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Herceg-Novi.

Things to do in Žabljak

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Herceg-Novi

— 3 nights
Herceg-Novi welcomes visitors into the Bay of Kotor and spreads before them an array of attractions kissed by almost permanent sunshine.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nikola Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks, and then don't miss a visit to Smekja Palace. On the next day, visit Herceg Novi Old Town and then deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Indigo Blue Sailing.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Herceg-Novi tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Žabljak to Herceg-Novi by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Herceg-Novi can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Herceg-Novi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · 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.