12 days in Montenegro Itinerary

12 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
Fly:  11 h
1
Kotor
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
2
Rafailovici
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Sveti Stefan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Ulcinj
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Podgorica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Zabljak
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Orahovac
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  24 h 30 min
End: Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Castle Of San Giovanni as well as St John Fortress. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the striking features of City Government Building, Head underground at Blue Grotto, enjoy the sand and surf at Dobrec Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Cats Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, then go for a walk through St John Fortress, then step into the grandiose world of Castle Of San Giovanni, and finally don't miss a visit to Stari Grad Kotor.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kotor trip maker.

Ponta Delgada, Portugal to Kotor is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Kotor is 2 hours. While traveling from Ponta Delgada, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Kotor, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Rafailovici.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Blue Grotto, St. Nikola Church, Dobrec Beach, Castle Of San Giovanni
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City Walls ©
City Walls
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Castle Of San Giovanni
Castle Of San Giovanni

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nights
Rafailovici

Rafailovici ©
On the 11th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski), then Head underground at Lipa Cave, and then don't miss a visit to Njegos Mausoleum. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Nikola, admire the striking features of Duljevo Monastery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Rafailovichi.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rafailovici driving holiday planner.

Rafailovici is very close to Kotor. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sveti Stefan.

Things to do in Rafailovici

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cetinje, Sveti Nikola, Duljevo Monastery
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Lipa Cave ©
Lipa Cave
Sveti Nikola ©
Sveti Nikola

2
nights
Sveti Stefan

Sveti Stefan ©
Sveti Stefan is a small islet and 5-star hotel resort on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, approximately southeast of Budva.The resort, known commercially as Aman Sveti Stefan, includes part of the mainland, where the Villa Miločer part of the resort is located. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Petrovac Beach as well as Beach Galija. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Rezhevichi Monastery, then kick back and relax at Petrovac Beach, and then kick back and relax at Beach Galija.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sveti Stefan trip itinerary site.

Sveti Stefan is very close to Rafailovici. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Sveti Stefan

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Petrovac
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Petrovac Beach ©
Petrovac Beach
Beach Galija ©
Beach Galija

1
night
Ulcinj

Ulcinj ©
Ulcinj is a town on the southern coast of Montenegro and the capital of Ulcinj Municipality. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): kick back and relax at Long Beach (Velika plaza), then kick back and relax at Small Beach, and then take a stroll through The Old Town.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ulcinj tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Sveti Stefan to Ulcinj in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Small Beach ©
Small Beach
Long Beach (Velika plaza) ©
Long Beach (Velika plaza)
The Old Town ©
The Old Town

2
nights
Podgorica

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to Trg Republike and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ostrog Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraca River and then explore the activities along Lake Skadar.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Podgorica tour planner.

Traveling by car from Ulcinj to Podgorica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zabljak.

Things to do in Podgorica

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ostrog Monastery
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Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Moraca River ©
Moraca River

1
night
Zabljak

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the activities along Jablan Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, and then get outside with Adventure Park Durmitor.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zabljak trip planning app.

Drive from Podgorica to Zabljak in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Orahovac.

Things to do in Zabljak

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Jablan Lake ©
Jablan Lake
Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Adventure Park Durmitor ©
Adventure Park Durmitor

1
night
Orahovac

Orahovac ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Orahovac trip planner.

You can drive from Zabljak to Orahovac in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Orahovac can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orahovac

Historic Sites

Side Trip

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

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