9 days in Montenegro Itinerary

9 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montenegro visit planner

Make it your trip
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Kotor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cetinje
— 1 night
Drive
3
Virpazar
— 1 night
Drive
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Ulcinj
— 2 nights
Drive
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Budva
— 2 nights
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Kotor

— 2 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

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 historical perspective at Kotor Old City and Kotor City Walls & Fortress. Appreciate the collections at Maritime Museum and Perast Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks, explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, get a taste of the local shopping with Cats of Kotor, and admire the striking features of St. Tryphon Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kotor day trip tool.

Belgrade, Serbia to Kotor is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Kotor, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Cetinje.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Cetinje

— 1 night
Culture and history come together at Cetinje, a city surrounded by mountains.
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the galleries of Cetinje Monastery, then explore the galleries of National Museum of Montenegro, and then explore the galleries of King Nicholas Museum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cetinje trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kotor to Cetinje in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Virpazar.

Things to do in Cetinje

Museums

Virpazar

— 1 night
Tiny Virpazar remains a major gateway for the nearby national park, as well as a good place for tasting local wines.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the activities along Lake Skadar.

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

You can drive from Cetinje to Virpazar in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Virpazar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Virpazar

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Ulcinj

— 2 nights
While on vacation in Ulcinj, you'll be able to experience two distinct cultures without having to put one foot out of Montenegro.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Ulcinj Museum of Archaeology, Ethnology and Local History, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ada Bojana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): browse the exhibits of King Nikola's Palace and then see some colorful creatures with Scuba Quest Montenegro.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ulcinj trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Virpazar to Ulcinj takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. August in Ulcinj sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Budva.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Budva

— 2 nights
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
On the 7th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Ballet Dancer Statue, enjoy the sand and surf at Mogren Beach, then steep yourself in history at Citadel, and finally contemplate the long history of Budva Old Town. On your second day here, take a tour by water with Pro Diving Montenegro and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jaz Beach.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Budva route planner.

You can drive from Ulcinj to Budva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Budva when traveling from Ulcinj in August, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Budva

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
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.

Bar Region travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Beaches · Wine Tours & Tastings
Bar Municipality is one of the municipalities of Montenegro. The center is Bar, MontenegroSettlements Bobovište Gorana Polje

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