17 days in Montenegro Itinerary

17 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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17 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  25​h
1
Podgorica
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Zabljak
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Tivat Municipality
— 3 nights
Bus:  30​min
4
Herceg-Novi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bar
— 1 night
Bus:  30​min
6
Ulcinj
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Phoenix

4
nights
Podgorica

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Podgorica: Honey & Wine Farm Jablan (in Rijeka Crnojevica), The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski) (in Cetinje) and Virpazar (Skadar Lake National Park & Nature & Wildlife Tours). Spend the 28th (Thu) soaking in the spiritual atmosphere of Monastery of Ostrog. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Skadar Lake National Park, snap pictures at Millennium Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Podgorica trip itinerary maker.

Phoenix, USA to Podgorica is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Phoenix to Podgorica. In September, Podgorica is a bit cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Zabljak.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski), Nature & Wildlife Tours, Ostrog Monastery, Honey & Wine Farm Jablan
Highlights from your plan
Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja ©
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja

4
nights
Zabljak

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Step out of Zabljak to go to Kolasin and see Biogradska Gora National Park, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. On the 1st (Sun), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Tara River Canyon. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Crno Lake, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the stunning scenery at Canyon Nevidio, and take in the awesome beauty at Bobotov Kuk.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zabljak holiday planner.

You can drive from Podgorica to Zabljak in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Tivat Municipality.

Things to do in Zabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tara River Canyon, Biogradska Gora, Canyon Nevidio
Highlights from your plan
Tara River Canyon ©
Tara River Canyon
Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Black Lake ©
Black Lake

3
nights
Tivat Municipality

Tivat Municipality ©
Tivat Municipality is the smallest municipality in Montenegro by area, situated in the Bay of Kotor. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela and Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like City Walls and St. Mary's Church. Step out of Tivat Municipality to go to Cetinje and see King Nicholas Museum, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Palace Radonichichey-Milosevic, take in the waterfront at Porto Montenegro, and make a trip to Stari Grad Kotor.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tivat Municipality trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Zabljak to Tivat Municipality in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the bus ride to Herceg-Novi.

Things to do in Tivat Municipality

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kotor, King Nicholas Museum, Castle Of San Giovanni, Radoničić Milošević Palace, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Highlights from your plan
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Castle Of San Giovanni ©
Castle Of San Giovanni
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor

1
night
Herceg-Novi

Herceg-Novi ©
Herceg Novi is a coastal town in Montenegro located at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor and at the foot of Mount Orjen. On the 8th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Monastery Savina.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Herceg-Novi vacation trip planner.

Herceg-Novi is just a short distance from Tivat Municipality. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Bar.

Things to do in Herceg-Novi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bay of Kotor
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Savina Monastery ©
Savina Monastery
Clock Tower ©
Clock Tower

1
night
Bar

Bar ©
Bar is a coastal town and seaport in southern Montenegro. On the 10th (Tue), admire the striking features of Bar Stari Grad, enjoy the sand and surf at Sutomore Beach, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bar online itinerary creator.

Getting from Herceg-Novi to Bar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Bar

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sutomore Beach, Bar Stari Grad
Highlights from your plan
Sutomore Beach ©
Sutomore Beach
Bar Stari Grad ©
Bar Stari Grad

1
night
Ulcinj

Ulcinj ©
Ulcinj is a town on the southern coast of Montenegro and the capital of Ulcinj Municipality. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): examine the collection at Ulcinj Museum of Archaeology, Ethnology and Local History, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach (Velika plaza), and then delve into the distant past at The Old Town.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ulcinj vacation planner.

Ulcinj is just a stone's throw from Bar. In October, daily temperatures in Ulcinj can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach (Velika plaza) ©
Long Beach (Velika plaza)
The Old Town ©
The Old Town

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