38 days in Montenegro Itinerary

38 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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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: Cetinje (Money Museum, Lovćen National Park, &more), Lipa Cave (in Lipa) 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, take in the awesome beauty at Prokletije National Park, and take in the views from Millennium Bridge.

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.
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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: Plav (Plav Lake & Redžepagić Tower), Berane (Kaludra Monastery & Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery) and Andrijevica (Kom Vasojevicki & Komovi Mountain Range). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Morača Monastery, 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.
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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: Canyon Nevidio (in Savnik), Hussein-Pahas Mosque (in Pljevlja) and Tara River Canyon (in Dobrilovina). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Bobotov Kuk, take in the views from Đurđevića Tara Bridge, 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.
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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: Grab Ethno Village and Camp (in Šćepan Polje) and Nikšić (Manitovac Park, Bedem Fortress, &more). 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.
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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, contemplate the long history of Kotor Old City, take in the waterfront at Porto Montenegro, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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 do a combination of taxi and 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.
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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 Jaz Beach (in Prijevor), Budva (Mogren Beach, Citadel, &more) and Reževići Monastery (in Katun). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Miločer Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of Saint John, admire the striking features of Sailors' Mosque, and kick back and relax at Long Beach.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ulcinj road trip app.

Drive from Kotor to Ulcinj in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Kotor, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ulcinj, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive back home.
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Montenegro travel guide

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Historic Sites · Beaches · Bodies of Water
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.
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