8 days in Montenegro Itinerary

8 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montenegro trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Tivat Airport, Drive to Herceg-Novi
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
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— 2 nights
Herceg-Novi welcomes visitors into the Bay of Kotor and spreads before them an array of attractions kissed by almost permanent sunshine.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take a stroll through Herceg Novi Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Island of Saint George, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks, and then see majestic marine mammals with Indigo Blue Sailing.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Herceg-Novi trip itinerary planning tool.

Edinburgh, UK to Herceg-Novi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Edinburgh to Herceg-Novi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in October, with highs in Herceg-Novi at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Budva.

Things to do in Herceg-Novi

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips


— 3 nights
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Step out of the city life by going to Mogren Beach and Bay of Kotor. Change things up with these side-trips from Budva: Tivat (Porto Montenegro & Magical Montenegro) and Kotor (Kotor City Walls & Fortress, Kotor Old City, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Budva Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Jaz Beach, pause for some photo ops at Ballet Dancer Statue, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Budva road trip website.

Getting from Herceg-Novi to Budva by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Budva, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Budva

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips


— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dajbabe Monastery, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the activities along Morača River. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, see what you can catch with Tourist Agency Outdoor & More, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Podgorica trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Budva to Podgorica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Podgorica

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trip

Montenegro travel guide

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.