8 days in Montenegro Itinerary

8 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montenegro trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Budva
— 3 nights
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Žabljak
— 2 nights
Drive
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Podgorica
— 2 nights
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Budva

— 3 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 Porto Montenegro (in Tivat), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Virpazar) and Kotor (Bay of Kotor, Kotor City Walls & Fortress, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Budva Old Town, don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Health, enjoy the sand and surf at Mogren Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Budva trip planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Budva is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, expect Budva to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Žabljak.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Žabljak

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Bobotov Kuk. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Black Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Jablan Lake, then explore the activities along Valovito Lake, and finally take in the views from Đurđevića Tara Bridge.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Žabljak tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Budva to Žabljak in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Žabljak

Nature · Parks

Podgorica

— 2 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.
On the 12th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ostrog Monastery. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar, and then cast your line with Tourist Agency Outdoor & More.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Podgorica trip planner.

Drive from Žabljak to Podgorica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

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.