18 days in Montenegro Itinerary

18 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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18 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Zabljak
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Podgorica
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ulcinj
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kotor
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Brussels

4
nights
Zabljak

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Step off the beaten path and head to Bobotov Kuk and Piva Canyon. Escape the urban bustle at Tara River Canyon and Canyon Nevidio. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Crno Lake, take in the views from Đurđevića Tara Bridge, get outside with Adventure Park Durmitor, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zabljak vacation trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Zabljak is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Zabljak

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Piva Canyon, Tara River Canyon, Canyon Nevidio
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Adventure Park Durmitor ©
Adventure Park Durmitor
Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Piva Canyon ©
Piva Canyon

4
nights
Podgorica

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Do some cultural sightseeing at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja and Dajbabe Monastery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Moraca River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Podgorica: Plav Lake (in Plav) and Kolasin (Biogradska Gora National Park & Moraca Monastery). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Skadar Lake National Park and pause for some serene contemplation at St. George's Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Podgorica tour planner.

Traveling by car from Zabljak to Podgorica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Podgorica, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Podgorica

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kolasin Municipality, Plav Lake
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Biogradska Gora ©
Biogradska Gora
Moraca Monastery ©
Moraca Monastery
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja ©
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja

3
nights
Ulcinj

Ulcinj ©
Ulcinj is a town on the southern coast of Montenegro and the capital of Ulcinj Municipality. On the 16th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Church, then stroll through Beach Velika Plaza, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach (Velika plaza). On your second day here, kick back and relax at Sutomore Beach and then kick back and relax at Bar Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ulcinj trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Podgorica to Ulcinj in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bar Beach, Sutomore Beach
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Long Beach (Velika plaza) ©
Long Beach (Velika plaza)
Sutomore Beach ©
Sutomore Beach
St. Nicholas' Church ©
St. Nicholas' Church

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as Miki Travel Kotor and Church of St. Luke are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Lipa cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotor: Milocher Park (in Sveti Stefan), Plavi Horizonti Beach (in Radovici) and Budva (Island of St. Nicholas, Church of the Holy Trinity, & more). Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Lovcen National Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum, contemplate the long history of Citadel, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotor itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ulcinj to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ulcinj in August, Kotor is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Budva, Tivat Municipality, Perast, Lipa Cave, Milocher Park
Highlights from your plan
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Milocher Park ©
Milocher Park
St. Nikola Church ©
St. Nikola Church

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