12 days in The Balkans Itinerary

12 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montenegro Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Kotor
— 6 nights
Drive
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Budva
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ulcinj
— 1 night
Drive
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Podgorica
— 2 nights
Fly

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Kotor

— 6 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Our Lady of the Rocks and Castle Of San Giovanni. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kotor City Walls & Fortress and Zmajević Palace. Explore Kotor's surroundings by going to Lovćen National Park (in Cetinje) and Plavi Horizonti Beach (in Radovići). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Eustachius, delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Perast Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Drago Palace.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kotor online trip maker.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Tivat Airport and Podgorica Airport / Podgorica Golubovci Airbase. In May, daytime highs in Kotor are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Budva.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 26:

Budva

— 2 nights
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Punta Church, contemplate the long history of Budva Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Trinity, and finally stroll through Trsteno Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of King Nicholas Museum, steep yourself in history at Citadel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Ivan Church, and finally stroll through Mogren Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Budva journey planner.

Budva is very close to Kotor. May in Budva sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

Ulcinj

— 1 night
While on vacation in Ulcinj, you'll be able to experience two distinct cultures without having to put one foot out of Montenegro.
On the 28th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Church and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Sutomore Beach and then wander the streets of Ulcinj Old Town.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ulcinj trip simple and quick.

Drive from Budva to Ulcinj in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Ulcinj sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

Podgorica

— 2 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.
On the 30th (Tue), learn about winemaking at 13 Jul Plantaže Vineyard, contemplate the waterfront views at Bukumirsko Lake, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Podgorica trip builder website.

You can drive from Ulcinj to Podgorica in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trip

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