38 days in Montenegro Itinerary

38 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tirana
Drive:  3 h
1
Podgorica
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Kolasin
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Zabljak
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Pluzine
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Kotor
— 10 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Ulcinj
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Tirana

7
nights
Podgorica

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Get out of town with these interesting Podgorica side-trips: Lipa Cave (in Lipa), Cetinje (Money Museum, Lovcen National Park, &more) and Ostrog Monastery (in Dabojevici). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar, snap pictures at Millennium Bridge, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Manastir Celija Piperska.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Podgorica travel planner.

Tirana, Albania to Podgorica is an approximately 3- hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kolasin.

Things to do in Podgorica

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cetinje, Podgorica Municipality, Ostrog Monastery, Prokletije National Park
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 17:
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Lovcen National Park ©
Lovcen National Park
Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar

5
nights
Kolasin

Kolasin ©
Kolašin, is a town in northern Montenegro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kolasin: Kom Vasojevicki (in Andrijevica), Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery (in Berane) and Manastir Kaludra (in Berane Municipality). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Komovi Mountain Range, make a trip to Redzepagic Tower, explore the activities along Plav Lake, and explore the stunning scenery at Mrtvica Canyon.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kolasin trip maker website.

You can take a train from Podgorica to Kolasin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zabljak.

Things to do in Kolasin

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kolasin Municipality, Plav, Berane Municipality, Kom Vasojevicki
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 22:
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Biogradska Gora ©
Biogradska Gora
Bendovac Viewpoint ©
Bendovac Viewpoint
Plav Lake ©
Plav Lake

5
nights
Zabljak

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zabljak: Krnovo Wind Farm (in Krnovo) and Hussein-Pahas Mosque (in Pljevlja). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bobotov Kuk, take in the views from Đurđevića Tara Bridge, and hit the slopes at Savin Kuk Ski Resort.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zabljak trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Kolasin to Zabljak takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Pluzine.

Things to do in Zabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Savnik Municipality, Hussein-Pahas Mosque, Tara River Canyon
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 27:
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Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Adventure Park Durmitor ©
Adventure Park Durmitor

4
nights
Pluzine

Pluzine ©
Plužine is a town in northwestern Montenegro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pluzine: Niksic (Manitovac Park, Bedem Fortress, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Piva Canyon, explore the activities along Pivskoe Reservoir, head outdoors with Camp Grab, and admire the engineering at Mratinje Dam.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pluzine road trip planning site.

Getting from Zabljak to Pluzine by car takes about 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Pluzine are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Pluzine

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Niksic, Mratinje Dam, Krupac Lake
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:
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Piva Canyon ©
Piva Canyon
Camp Grab ©
Camp Grab
Pivskoe Reservoir ©
Pivskoe Reservoir

10
nights
Kotor

Kotor
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 (Church of the Righteous Anna, Mamula Fortress, &more), Blue Grotto (in Lustica) and Church of St. Peter and Paul (in Risan). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, don't miss a visit to Stari Grad Kotor, and appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kotor trip builder site.

Getting from Pluzine to Kotor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Pluzine in December, things will get a bit warmer in Kotor: highs are around 17°C and lows about 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

Side Trips

Perast, Herceg-Novi, Tivat Municipality, Dobrota, Spiljari
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Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
City Walls ©
City Walls

6
nights
Ulcinj

Ulcinj ©
Ulcinj is a town on the southern coast of Montenegro and the capital of Ulcinj Municipality. Explore Ulcinj's surroundings by going to The Monastery of Rezevici (in Katun), Budva (Mogren Beach, Citadel, &more) and Jaz Beach (in Prijevor). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach (Velika plaza), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sailors' Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery Praskvica, and stroll through Becici Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ulcinj trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Kotor to Ulcinj in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kotor in December: highs in Ulcinj hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Budva, The Monastery of Rezevici, Gradiste monastary, Monastery Praskvica, Becici Beach
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Citadel ©
Citadel
Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach

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