15 days in Montenegro Itinerary

15 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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15 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Budva
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Bar
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Podgorica
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Kolasin
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Zabljak
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Tivat Municipality
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
7
Kotor
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  10 h 30 min
End: Abu Dhabi

2
nights
Budva

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
On the 13th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Ballet Dancer Statue, then kick back and relax at Mogren Beach, then contemplate the long history of Citadel, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Ivan Church, don't miss a visit to Budva City Walls, and then head off the coast to Island of St. Nicholas.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Budva day trip planning app .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Budva is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in September, expect Budva to be colder, temps between 31°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bar.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach
Citadel ©
Citadel

1
night
Bar

Bar ©
Bar is a coastal town and seaport in southern Montenegro. On the 15th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of Saint John, take an in-depth tour of King Nikola's Palace, and then admire the landmark architecture of Bar Stari Grad.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bar road trip planning app .

Getting from Budva to Bar by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bar are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Bar

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bar Stari Grad
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Bar Stari Grad ©
Bar Stari Grad

4
nights
Podgorica

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Podgorica: Ostrog Monastery (in Niksic) and Lovcen National Park (in Cetinje). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Skadar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja, head outdoors with Kuce Rakica on Cijevna, and get your game on at Karting Centar.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Podgorica vacation planner.

Getting from Bar to Podgorica by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kolasin.

Things to do in Podgorica

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lovcen National Park, Ostrog Monastery
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Lovcen National Park ©
Lovcen National Park
Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar

1
night
Kolasin

Kolasin ©
Kolašin, is a town in northern Montenegro. On the 20th (Fri), make a trip to Bendovac Viewpoint and then explore the striking landscape of Biogradska Gora National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kolasin trip builder app .

Getting from Podgorica to Kolasin by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Zabljak.

Things to do in Kolasin

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Biogradska Gora
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Biogradska Gora ©
Biogradska Gora
Bendovac Viewpoint ©
Bendovac Viewpoint

2
nights
Zabljak

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Crno Lake, then get outside with Adventure Park Durmitor, then snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Stecci. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bobotov Kuk and then take in breathtaking views at Tara River Canyon.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zabljak visit website .

You can drive from Kolasin to Zabljak in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tivat Municipality.

Things to do in Zabljak

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tara River Canyon
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Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Tara River Canyon ©
Tara River Canyon

1
night
Tivat Municipality

Tivat Municipality ©
Tivat Municipality is the smallest municipality in Montenegro by area, situated in the Bay of Kotor. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through Plavi Horizonti Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Porto Montenegro, and then get outside with Mount Vrmac.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tivat Municipality online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zabljak to Tivat Municipality takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tivat Municipality are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Kotor.

Things to do in Tivat Municipality

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Mount Vrmac ©
Mount Vrmac
Porto Montenegro ©
Porto Montenegro
Plavi Horizonti Beach ©
Plavi Horizonti Beach

3
nights
Kotor

Kotor
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
On the 24th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Stari Grad Kotor, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, and then view the masterpieces at Namfleg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Health, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kotor trip planning website .

Kotor is very close to Tivat Municipality. September in Kotor sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Spiljari, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor

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