8 days in Dubrovnik & Montenegro Itinerary

8 days in Dubrovnik & Montenegro Itinerary

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8 days in Dubrovnik & Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Podgorica, Montenegro
Drive:  4 h
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kotor, Montenegro
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 2 nights
End: Podgorica, Montenegro

1
night
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Sveti Jakov Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then get engrossed in the history at Memorial Room of the Defenders of Dubrovnik.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planning site.

Podgorica, Montenegro to Dubrovnik is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Sveti Jakov Beach ©
Sveti Jakov Beach
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

4
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

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.
Get some cultural insight at Perast Museum and R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela. You'll get in some beach time at Milocher Park and Plavi Horizonti Beach. Explore Kotor's surroundings by going to Becici Beach (in Becici) and National Museum of Montenegro (in Cetinje). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, examine the collection at Cats Museum, step into the grandiose world of Grubonja Palace, and admire the striking features of Piazza of the Arms.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kotor tour planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Kotor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, Kotor is slightly colder at night with lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Kotor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tivat Municipality, Perast, Becici Beach, National Museum of Montenegro, Milocher Park
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Milocher Park ©
Milocher Park
Plavi Horizonti Beach ©
Plavi Horizonti Beach
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor

2
nights
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. On the 7th (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the activities along Lake Skadar, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Dajbabe Monastery and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ostrog Monastery.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Podgorica travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kotor to Podgorica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Ostrog Monastery
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Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery
Nature & Wildlife Tours
St. George's Church ©
St. George's Church

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