37 days in Montenegro Itinerary

37 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montenegro planner

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Kotor
— 14 nights
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Ulcinj
— 5 nights
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Podgorica
— 12 nights
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Žabljak
— 5 nights
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Kotor

— 14 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: Blue Grotto (in Luštica), Plavi Horizonti Beach (in Radovići) and Herceg-Novi (Mamula Fortress, Herceg Novi Old Town, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kotor online tour planner.

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina to Kotor is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, Kotor is a bit warmer than Sarajevo - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ulcinj: Bečići Beach (in Bečići), Budva (Budva City Walls, Budva Old Town, &more) and Bar (Bar Stari Grad & Church Of Saint John). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ada Bojana, relax in the rural setting at Buzuku Montenegro Olive Oil, and wander the streets of Ulcinj Old Town.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ulcinj sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Ulcinj takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ulcinj when traveling from Kotor in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Podgorica

— 12 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Podgorica side-trips: Ostrog Monastery (in Dabojevići), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Virpazar) and Lipa Cave (in Lipa). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Skadar, browse the exhibits of Cetinje Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dajbabe Monastery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Manastir Celija Piperska.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Podgorica journey site.

Getting from Ulcinj to Podgorica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Žabljak.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Žabljak

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Žabljak side-trips: Tara River Canyon (in Dobrilovina) and Plužine (Piva Canyon & Lake Piva). On the 5th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Bobotov Kuk. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Biogradska Gora National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Žabljak travel planner.

Getting from Podgorica to Žabljak by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Žabljak

Parks · Nature

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.