38 days in Montenegro Itinerary

38 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montenegro vacation planner

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Podgorica
— 7 nights
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Kolašin
— 5 nights
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Žabljak
— 5 nights
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Plužine
— 4 nights
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Kotor
— 10 nights
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Ulcinj
— 6 nights
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Podgorica

— 7 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Podgorica side-trips: Lipa Cave (in Lipa), Cetinje (Money Museum, Lovćen National Park, &more) and Ostrog Monastery (in Dabojevići). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at Dajbabe Monastery, get your game on at Karting Centar, and explore the activities along Bukumirsko Lake.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Podgorica route planner.

Tirana, Albania to Podgorica is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Kolašin.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 17:

Kolašin

— 5 nights
In the northeastern section of the country, Kolašin remains the heart of a picturesque region shaped by the Morača River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kolašin: Berane (Kaludra Monastery & Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery), Andrijevica (Kom Vasojevicki & Komovi Mountain Range) and Plav (Plav Lake & Redžepagić Tower). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Bendovac Viewpoint, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Biogradska Gora National Park, take in breathtaking views at Mrtvica Canyon, and take in the awesome beauty at Bjelasica Mountain.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kolašin trip planner.

Getting from Podgorica to Kolašin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Žabljak.

Things to do in Kolašin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 22:

Žabljak

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Žabljak: Hussein-Pahas Mosque (in Pljevlja), Tara River Canyon (in Dobrilovina) and Canyon Nevidio (in Savnik). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Bobotov Kuk, don't miss a visit to Krnovo Wind Farm, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II, and hit the slopes at Savin Kuk Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Žabljak trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Kolašin to Žabljak takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Plužine.

Things to do in Žabljak

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 27:

Plužine

— 4 nights
Piva Lake remains a top attraction in Pluzine, located in the mountainous northern section of the country.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plužine: Nikšić (Manitovac Park, Bedem Fortress, &more) and Camp Grab (in Šćepan Polje). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Piva Canyon, admire the engineering at Mratinje Dam, explore the activities along Lake Piva, and get a new perspective on things with Waterfall Rafting Centre.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Plužine sightseeing planner.

Drive from Žabljak to Plužine in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Plužine can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Plužine

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:

Kotor

— 10 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.
Explore Kotor's surroundings by going to Herceg-Novi (Mamula Fortress, Savina Monastery, &more) and Blue Grotto (in Luštica). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral, take in the waterfront at Porto Montenegro, and make a trip to Kotor City Walls & Fortress.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kotor online day trip planner.

You can drive from Plužine to Kotor in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Plužine in December, with highs in Kotor at 17°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Kotor

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 11:

Ulcinj

— 6 nights
While on vacation in Ulcinj, you'll be able to experience two distinct cultures without having to put one foot out of Montenegro.
Explore Ulcinj's surroundings by going to Budva (Mogren Beach, Citadel, &more), Jaz Beach (in Prijevor) and Reževići Monastery (in Katun). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Miločer Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Ploče Beach, admire the striking features of Sailors' Mosque, and stroll through Long Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ulcinj vacation planner.

You can drive from Kotor to Ulcinj in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Kotor in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ulcinj: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 17:

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.