7 days in Podgorica, Budva & Kotor Itinerary

7 days in Podgorica, Budva & Kotor Itinerary

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7 days in Podgorica, Budva & Kotor Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly:  9 h
1
Podgorica
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
2
Budva
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Kotor
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Beirut

1
night
Podgorica

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the views from Millennium Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar, and then head outdoors with Kuce Rakica on Cijevna.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Podgorica travel itinerary planner .

Beirut, Lebanon to Podgorica is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Budva.

Things to do in Podgorica

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Millennium Bridge ©
Millennium Bridge

2
nights
Budva

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
On the 10th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Statua Ballerina, enjoy the sand and surf at Mogren Beach, contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, then steep yourself in history at Citadel, and finally don't miss a visit to Budva City Walls. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Tunnel Between Budva and Becici, head off the coast to Island of St. Nicholas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jaz Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Budva day trip planning site .

Getting from Podgorica to Budva by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Budva

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tunnel Between Budva and Becici, Jaz Beach
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach
Citadel ©
Citadel

3
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.
Kotor is known for historic sites, nature, adventure, museums, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, make a trip to Stari Grad Kotor, admire the landmark architecture of Piazza of the arms, and appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kotor online trip planner .

Kotor is just a stone's throw from Budva. In September, daytime highs in Kotor are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Spiljari, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Porto Montenegro
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Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor

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