13 days in Montenegro Itinerary

13 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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13 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Podgorica
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Danilovgrad Municipality
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Zabljak
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Perast
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
5
Kotor
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Budva
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Newark

2
nights
Podgorica

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Venture out of the city with trips to Virpazar (Virpazar-old-bridge & Nature & Wildlife Tours). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Moraca River, snap pictures at Millennium Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manastir Celija Piperska, and pause for some serene contemplation at Dajbabe Monastery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Podgorica journey maker site .

Newark, USA to Podgorica is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Podgorica due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Danilovgrad Municipality.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Virpazar
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Dajbabe Monastery ©
Dajbabe Monastery
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Moraca River ©
Moraca River

1
night
Danilovgrad Municipality

Danilovgrad Municipality ©
Danilovgrad Municipality is one of the municipalities of Montenegro. On the 7th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ostrog Monastery.

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Danilovgrad Municipality is just a short distance from Podgorica. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Zabljak.

Things to do in Danilovgrad Municipality

Historic Sites
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Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery

2
nights
Zabljak

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. On the 8th (Sat), take in the views from Đurđevića Tara Bridge, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II, then get your game on at Adventure Park Lovcen, then head outdoors with Adventure Park Durmitor, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bobotov Kuk and then fly down the slopes at Savin Kuk Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Zabljak online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Danilovgrad Municipality to Zabljak takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Perast.

Things to do in Zabljak

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Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Đurđevića Tara Bridge ©
Đurđevića Tara Bridge

1
night
Perast

Perast ©
Perast is an old town on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Holy Mother Rozaria, head off the coast to Island of Saint George, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and finally admire the striking features of Crkva Gospe od Skrpjela.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Perast travel planner.

You can drive from Zabljak to Perast in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Perast, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Perast

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R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Island of Saint George ©
Island of Saint George
St. Nikola Church ©
St. Nikola Church

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.
On the 11th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Castle Of San Giovanni, don't miss a visit to Stari Grad Kotor, then see the interesting displays at Cats Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to City Walls. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Porto Montenegro, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nikola Church, and finally explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kotor trip itinerary app .

Kotor is just a stone's throw from Perast. In May, daytime highs in Kotor are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Budva.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto Montenegro, Castle Of San Giovanni
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
City Walls ©
City Walls
Castle Of San Giovanni ©
Castle Of San Giovanni

3
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Budva

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Jaz Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mogren Beach, then contemplate the long history of Citadel, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Statua Ballerina and then explore the striking landscape of Lovcen National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Budva online day trip planner .

Budva is very close to Kotor. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budva

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jaz Beach, Lovcen National Park
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Lovcen National Park ©
Lovcen National Park
Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach

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