12 days in Montenegro Itinerary

12 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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12 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Kotor
Kotor
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
Budva
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Ulcinj
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Podgorica
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Paris

6
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela and zvonik. Get outdoors at Plavi Horizonti Beach and Bay of Kotor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotor: Lovcen National Park (in Cetinje) and Perast (St. Mark’s Church & Palace Zmajevic). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to City Walls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Blazena Ozana, step into the grandiose world of Grubonja Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Luke.

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If you are flying in from France, the closest major airports are Tivat Airport and Podgorica Airport. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Budva.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Perast, Tivat Municipality, Dobrota, Cetinje, Plavi Horizonti Beach
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Church of Blazena Ozana
Plavi Horizonti Beach
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

2
days
Budva

Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Punta Church, steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity, and finally stroll through Trsteno Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at King Nicholas Museum, steep yourself in history at Citadel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Ivan Church, and finally kick back and relax at Mogren Beach.

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Budva is just a short distance from Kotor. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

King Nicholas Museum
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Church of the Holy Trinity
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Saint Ivan Church

2
days
Ulcinj

Ulcinj or Ulqin ) is the southernmost town in Montenegro. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Church, kick back and relax at Beach Velika Plaza, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach (Velika plaza). Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Sutomore Beach and then take a stroll through The Old Town.

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Drive from Budva to Ulcinj in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Ulcinj can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sutomore Beach
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Long Beach (Velika plaza)
Sutomore Beach
The Old Town

1
day
Podgorica

Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. On the 30th (Tue), do a tasting at 13 Jul-Plantaze Vineyard, contemplate the waterfront views at Bukumirsko Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. George's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja.

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You can drive from Ulcinj to Podgorica in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Podgorica can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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St. George's Church
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja
Dajbabe Monastery

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