12 days in Montenegro Itinerary

12 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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12 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Paris
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Ulcinj
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Herceg-Novi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Budva
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
Kotor
— 3 nights
train + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
Paris

2
days
Ulcinj

Ulcinj or Ulqin ) is the southernmost town in Montenegro. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Old Town. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): deepen your knowledge of military history at Bar Stari Grad. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Bar Beach and then wander the streets of The Old Town.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Ulcinj itinerary builder.

Paris, France to Ulcinj is an approximately 10-hour flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in May, with highs in Ulcinj at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Herceg-Novi.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Sightseeing Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bar Stari Grad, Bar Beach
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The Old Town
Bar Stari Grad
Bar Beach

3
days
Herceg-Novi

Herceg Novi is a coastal town in Montenegro located at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor and at the foot of Mount Orjen. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monastery Savina and Savinska Dubrava Park. Spend the 24th (Wed) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: get outside with Promenade Pet Danica, appreciate the history behind Monument to The King Tvrtko I, stroll through Boka Park, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Herceg-Novi travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Ulcinj to Herceg-Novi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ulcinj in May since evenings lows in Herceg-Novi dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Budva.

Things to do in Herceg-Novi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Promenade Pet Danica
Monastery Savina
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
days
Budva

Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Step off the beaten path and head to Skadar Lake National Park and Podmaine Monastery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Budva: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Petrovac), King Nicholas Museum (in Cetinje) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Podgorica). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Crkva Svetog Tome, contemplate the long history of Citadel, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Punta Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Ivan Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Budva travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by bus from Herceg-Novi to Budva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Budva

Sightseeing Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Kayaking & Canoeing, Crkva Svetog Tome, King Nicholas Museum
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Crkva Svetog Tome
King Nicholas Museum
Podmaine Monastery

2
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.
On the 29th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Perast Museum, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate the long history of Grubonja Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Blazena Ozana. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Palace Zmajevic, then admire the landmark architecture of Palace Radonichichey-Milosevic, then make a trip to Mausoleum of Petar II Petrovic-Njegos, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kotor trip builder.

Kotor is very close to Budva. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Sightseeing Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Perast, Mausoleum of Petar II Petrovic-Njegos, Risan Mosaic, Radoničić Milošević Palace, Zipline
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Church of Blazena Ozana
Perast Museum

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