8 days in Montenegro Itinerary

8 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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Herceg-Novi
— 1 night
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Budva
— 4 nights
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Podgorica
— 2 nights

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Herceg-Novi

— 1 night
Herceg-Novi welcomes visitors into the Bay of Kotor and spreads before them an array of attractions kissed by almost permanent sunshine.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): learn about winemaking at Savina Winery, don't miss a visit to Promenade of Herceg Novi, and then take an in-depth tour of Perast Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church and then get a new perspective on things with Indigo Blue Sailing.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Herceg-Novi trip itinerary planning website.

Podgorica to Herceg-Novi is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In May, daytime highs in Herceg-Novi are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Budva.

Things to do in Herceg-Novi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Budva

— 4 nights
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Visiting Miločer Park and Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Saint Ivan Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Budva: Our Lady of Health (in Špiljari) and Kotor (Cats Museum, Piazza of the Arms, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Layered Rocks of Rafailovići, admire the landmark architecture of Sea Gate, steep yourself in history at Kampana Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Budva day trip planner.

You can drive from Herceg-Novi to Budva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Budva

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Church, and then admire the sheer force of Montenegrin Niagara Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Morača River, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, then appreciate the history behind Monument to A.S. Pushkin and N.N. Goncharova, and finally add some adventure to your tour with Tourist Agency Outdoor & More.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Podgorica trip planner.

Traveling by car from Budva to Podgorica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Podgorica

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trip

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.