17 days in Montenegro Itinerary

17 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montenegro travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Podgorica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ulcinj
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Kotor
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Žabljak
— 4 nights
Drive to Sarajevo, Fly to Vienna

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Virpazar (Virpazar Stone Bridge & Boat Tours & Water Sports), Ostrog Monastery (in Dabojevići) and Lipa Cave (in Lipa). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar, pause for some serene contemplation at Dajbabe Monastery, take in the views from Millennium Bridge, and explore the striking landscape of Lovćen National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Podgorica travel route planner.

Vienna, Austria to Podgorica is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Budva (Ballet Dancer Statue, Mogren Beach, &more), Miločer Park (in Sveti Stefan) and Jaz Beach (in Prijevor). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, kick back and relax at Bečići Beach, admire the striking features of Duljevo Monastery, and delve into the distant past at Ulcinj Old Town.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ulcinj day trip planner.

Getting from Podgorica to Ulcinj by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. July in Ulcinj sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · 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.
Explore Kotor's surroundings by going to Herceg-Novi (Mamula Fortress, The Great Church, Savina Monastery, &more) and Blue Grotto (in Luštica). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Tryphon Cathedral, make a trip to Njegoš Mausoleum, and get to know the fascinating history of Kotor City Walls & Fortress.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kotor online road trip planner.

You can drive from Ulcinj to Kotor in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Ulcinj in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Kotor, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Žabljak.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Žabljak

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tara River Canyon (in Dobrilovina) and Plužine (Lake Piva & Piva Canyon). On the 4th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Bobotov Kuk. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II, and snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Žabljak trip maker.

You can drive from Kotor to Žabljak in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Žabljak

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
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.