18 days in Montenegro Itinerary

18 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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18 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Catania, Sicily
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Podgorica
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Zabljak
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Ulcinj
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kotor
— 6 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Shuttle + Fly:  7​h
End: Catania, Sicily

3
nights
Podgorica

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Moraca River. Take a break from the city and head to Skadar Lake National Park and Bukumirsko Lake. Change things up with a short trip to Skadar Lake National Park in Virpazar (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja and snap pictures at Millennium Bridge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Podgorica travel itinerary planner.

Catania, Italy to Podgorica is an approximately 8-hour flight. In July, daily temperatures in Podgorica can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zabljak.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bukumirsko Lake
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Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja ©
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja
St. George's Church ©
St. George's Church
Moraca River ©
Moraca River

5
nights
Zabljak

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Get outdoors at Tara River Canyon and Canyon Nevidio. Step off the beaten path and head to Bobotov Kuk and Adventure Park Durmitor. Take a break from Zabljak with a short trip to Piva Canyon in Pluzine, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Crno Lake, snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zabljak trip planner.

You can drive from Podgorica to Zabljak in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Zabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Ulcinj

Ulcinj ©
Ulcinj is a town on the southern coast of Montenegro and the capital of Ulcinj Municipality. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Old Town and St. Nicholas' Church. You'll get in some beach time at Beach Velika Plaza and Red Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ulcinj: Sutomore Beach (in Sutomore) and Bar Beach (in Bar). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach (Velika plaza).

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ulcinj travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Zabljak to Ulcinj in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Ulcinj can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sutomore, Bar 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plavi Horizonti Beach and Milocher Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Miki Travel Kotor and Church of St. Luke. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotor: Island of St. Nicholas (in Budva), Lipa cave (in Cetinje) and Monastery Savina (in Herceg-Novi). There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church, and steep yourself in history at Citadel.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kotor travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Ulcinj to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ulcinj in August since evenings lows in Kotor dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Budva, Tivat Municipality, Perast, Radoničić Milošević Palace, Castle Of San Giovanni
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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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