17 days in Montenegro Itinerary

17 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montenegro holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Budva
— 8 nights
Drive
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Ulcinj
— 4 nights
Drive
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Žabljak
— 4 nights
Drive to Sarajevo, Fly to Dusseldorf

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Budva

— 8 nights
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Get outdoors at Bay of Kotor and Jaz Beach. Budva Old Town and Kotor City Walls & Fortress are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Budva side-trips: Perast (Our Lady of the Rocks & Church of Holy Mother Rozaria), Tivat (Sailboat Jadran, Magical Montenegro, &more) and Kotor (St. Nikola Church, Kotor Old City, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Citadel, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lovćen National Park, see some colorful creatures with Pro Diving Montenegro, and explore the galleries of Namfleg.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Budva trip itinerary planning site.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Budva is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In July, Budva is somewhat warmer than Dusseldorf - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Budva

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Long Beach and Ada Bojana. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba Quest Montenegro and Zenska plaza. Step out of Ulcinj with an excursion to Church Of Saint John in Bar--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Valdanos Beach, stroll through Mojito Beach, relax in the rural setting at Buzuku Montenegro Olive Oil, and explore the ancient world of Ulcinj Old Town.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ulcinj sightseeing site.

You can drive from Budva to Ulcinj in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Budva in July since evenings lows in Ulcinj dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Žabljak.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Visiting Bobotov Kuk and Rafting will get you outdoors. Take a break from Žabljak with a short trip to Tara River Canyon in Dobrilovina, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Black Lake, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II, and snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Žabljak trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ulcinj to Žabljak takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Žabljak

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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.