27 days in Montenegro Itinerary

27 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montenegro travel planner

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Žabljak
— 3 nights
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Kotor
— 12 nights
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Ulcinj
— 5 nights
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Podgorica
— 6 nights

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Žabljak

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Žabljak: Tara River Canyon (in Dobrilovina) and Plužine (Lake Piva & Piva Canyon). Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Biogradska Gora National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Black Lake, fly down the slopes at Savin Kuk Ski Resort, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mratinje Dam.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Žabljak tour planner.

Podgorica to Žabljak is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Žabljak

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kotor

— 12 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotor: Herceg-Novi (Promenade of Herceg Novi, Savina Winery, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, take a memorable drive along Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen, don't miss a visit to Kotor Old City, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotor route website.

You can drive from Žabljak to Kotor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Kotor, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Ulcinj

— 5 nights
While on vacation in Ulcinj, you'll be able to experience two distinct cultures without having to put one foot out of Montenegro.
Venture out of the city with trips to Budva (Budva City Walls, Citadel, &more), Miločer Park (in Sveti Stefan) and Jaz Beach (in Prijevor). The adventure continues: make a trip to Bar Stari Grad, stroll the grounds of St. Thomas Church, admire the landmark architecture of Roman Mosaics, and browse the exhibits of King Nikola's Palace.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Ulcinj road trip planning website.

You can drive from Kotor to Ulcinj in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in June, Ulcinj is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Podgorica

— 6 nights
One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Podgorica: Virpazar (Monument to the Partizans and Heroes of the World War II, Virpazar Stone Bridge, &more), Morača Monastery (in Bare) and Ostrog Monastery (in Dabojevići). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Skadar, take in the awesome beauty at Komovi Mountain Range, get engrossed in the history at King Nicholas Museum, and see the interesting displays at Cetinje Monastery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Podgorica journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Ulcinj to Podgorica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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.