22 days in The Balkans Itinerary

22 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montenegro attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Tivat Airport, Drive to Petrovac
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Petrovac
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tivat Municipality
— 3 nights
Taxi
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Kotor
— 4 nights
Drive
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Perast
— 2 nights
Drive
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Budva
— 4 nights
Drive
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Žabljak
— 4 nights
Bus to Kotor, Fly to London Gatwick

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Petrovac

— 4 nights
Petrovac enjoyed a moment of worldwide fame when it was prominently billed as one of the locations used in the James Bond movie "Casino Royale." Ages before foreign investors and developers, ancient Roman built summer homes in the town's bay.
Get out of town with these interesting Petrovac side-trips: Ulcinj (Ulcinj Old Town, Long Beach, &more), Bar Stari Grad (in Bar) and Podgorica (Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, Morača River, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Perazića Do, admire the landmark architecture of St. Thomas Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at King’s Beach, and take in the waterfront at Petrovac Quay.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Petrovac road trip app.

London, UK to Petrovac is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Petrovac due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit warmer in Petrovac: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tivat Municipality.

Things to do in Petrovac

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Tivat Municipality

— 3 nights
Tivat Municipality is the smallest municipality in Montenegro by area, situated in the Bay of Kotor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tivat Municipality: Blue Grotto (in Luštica), Herceg-Novi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Savina Monastery, &more) and Lovćen National Park (in Cetinje). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Porto Montenegro, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Michael, enjoy the sand and surf at Plavi Horizonti Beach, and make a trip to Bucha Palace.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tivat Municipality trip planner.

Traveling by car from Petrovac to Tivat Municipality takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Tivat Municipality are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Tivat Municipality

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Kotor

— 4 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kotor is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nikola Church, admire the landmark architecture of Piazza of the Arms, and make a trip to Kotor City Walls & Fortress.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kotor road trip planning tool.

Kotor is just a stone's throw from Tivat Municipality. In August in Kotor, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Perast.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Perast

— 2 nights
Tourists on holiday in Perast often compare the city to Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Mother Rozaria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Martinovic Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Perast Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Island of Saint George, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anthony's Church, don't miss a visit to Smekja Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Perast day trip app.

Perast is very close to Kotor. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Budva.

Things to do in Perast

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Budva

— 4 nights
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Explore Budva's surroundings by going to Lipa Cave (in Lipa) and Cetinje (Cetinje Monastery, Njegoš Mausoleum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Budva Old Town, kick back and relax at Bečići Beach, don't miss a visit to Budva City Walls, and admire the natural beauty at Miločer Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Budva trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Perast to Budva in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Budva are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Žabljak.

Things to do in Budva

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · 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.
Take a break from Žabljak with a short trip to Tara River Canyon in Dobrilovina, about 30 minutes away. On the 3rd (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Bobotov Kuk. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Black Lake, snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge, and fly down the slopes at Savin Kuk Ski Resort.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Žabljak trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Budva to Žabljak takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Žabljak

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip