12 days in Montenegro Itinerary

12 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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12 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Zabljak
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Niksic
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ulcinj
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kotor
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Dublin

3
nights
Zabljak

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. When in Zabljak, make a side trip to see Piva Canyon in Pluzine, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bobotov Kuk, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II, explore the stunning scenery at Tara River Canyon, and get your game on at Adventure Park Lovcen.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zabljak day trip planning app .

Dublin, Ireland to Zabljak is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Dublin to Zabljak, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Niksic.

Things to do in Zabljak

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Piva Canyon, Tara River Canyon
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Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Tara River Canyon ©
Tara River Canyon

1
night
Niksic

Niksic ©
Nikšić is the second largest city of Montenegro, with a total population of 57,278, located in the west of the country, in the centre of the spacious Nikšić field at the foot of Mount Trebjesa. On the 30th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ostrog Monastery.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Niksic trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Zabljak to Niksic in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Niksic

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ostrog Monastery
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Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery

4
nights
Ulcinj

Ulcinj ©
Ulcinj is a town on the southern coast of Montenegro and the capital of Ulcinj Municipality. Change things up with these side-trips from Ulcinj: Budva (Flea Market, Jaz Beach, & more), Podgorica (Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja & Lake Skadar) and Lovcen National Park (in Cetinje). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Long Beach (Velika plaza), pause for some serene contemplation at The Monastery of Rezevici, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gradiste monastary.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ulcinj planner .

Traveling by car from Niksic to Ulcinj takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Ulcinj sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Budva, Podgorica, Lovcen National Park, The Monastery of Rezevici, Gradiste monastary
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Lovcen National Park ©
Lovcen National Park
Jaz Beach ©
Jaz Beach

3
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.
Step out of Kotor with an excursion to Blue Grotto in Herceg-Novi--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral, and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotor trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ulcinj to Kotor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ulcinj in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Kotor, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Spiljari, Blue Grotto, Porto Montenegro, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Blue Grotto ©
Blue Grotto

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