17 days in Montenegro Itinerary

17 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montenegro trip itinerary builder

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Podgorica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Budva
— 5 nights
Drive
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Herceg-Novi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Žabljak
— 4 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Podgorica: Ostrog Monastery (in Dabojevići), Virpazar (Old Fountain in Virpazar & Virpazar Stone Bridge) and Komovi Mountain Range (in Andrijevica). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Skadar, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, and admire the sheer force of Montenegrin Niagara Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Podgorica online attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Podgorica. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Budva.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Budva

— 5 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 Church of St. Elijah the Prophet (in Dobrota), Kotor (Kotor Old City, St. Tryphon Cathedral, &more) and Porto Montenegro (in Tivat). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Budva Old Town, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some photo ops at Ballet Dancer Statue, and make a trip to Budva City Walls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Budva online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Podgorica to Budva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May in Budva, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Herceg-Novi.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Herceg-Novi

— 4 nights
Herceg-Novi welcomes visitors into the Bay of Kotor and spreads before them an array of attractions kissed by almost permanent sunshine.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Herceg-Novi: Perast (Island of Saint George, Our Lady of the Rocks, &more) and Indigo Blue Sailing (in Kotor). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Herceg Novi Old Town, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Naval Battles in the Adriatic, go for a walk through Promenade of Herceg Novi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Small Church of the Assumption.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Herceg-Novi trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Budva to Herceg-Novi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Herceg-Novi, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Žabljak.

Things to do in Herceg-Novi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Žabljak: Plužine (Piva Canyon & Lake Piva) and Tara River Canyon (in Dobrilovina). Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Biogradska Gora National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, fly down the slopes at Savin Kuk Ski Resort, make a trip to Mratinje Dam, and snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge.

Plan my day in Žabljak using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Herceg-Novi to Žabljak in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Žabljak

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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.