13 days in Montenegro Itinerary

13 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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13 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Zabljak
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Podgorica
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Budva
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Kotor
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Dublin

3
nights
Zabljak

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. On the 6th (Mon), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Tara River Canyon. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Adventure Park Durmitor, take in the awesome beauty at Bobotov Kuk, snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zabljak itinerary maker.

Dublin, Ireland to Zabljak is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin to Zabljak, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Zabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Podgorica

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Skadar Lake National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Ostrog.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Podgorica trip builder.

Traveling by car from Zabljak to Podgorica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Podgorica, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Budva.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ostrog Monastery
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Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery

2
nights
Budva

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Mogren Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Trinity, then steep yourself in history at Citadel, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Jaz Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Ballet Dancer Statue, then admire the landmark architecture of The Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Budva City Walls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Budva itinerary planner.

Getting from Podgorica to Budva by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Budva can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Budva

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jaz Beach, The Old Town
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Citadel ©
Citadel
Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotor: Plavi Horizonti Beach (in Radovici) and Lovcen National Park (in Cetinje). On the 16th (Thu), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, admire the striking features of Piazza of the arms, pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and make a trip to Stari Grad Kotor.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kotor trip planner.

Kotor is just a short distance from Budva. March in Kotor sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tivat Municipality, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Castle Of San Giovanni, Lovcen National Park
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Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor

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