17 days in Montenegro & Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

17 days in Montenegro & Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Ankara, Turkey
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
1
Zabljak, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Danilovgrad Municipality, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Ulcinj, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
End: Ankara, Turkey

3
nights
Zabljak, Montenegro

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Take a break from Zabljak with a short trip to Piva Canyon in Pluzine, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bobotov Kuk, snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge, get your game on at Adventure Park Lovcen, and get outside with Adventure Park Durmitor.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zabljak day trip planning tool.

Ankara, Turkey to Zabljak is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Danilovgrad Municipality.

Things to do in Zabljak

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Piva Canyon, Tara River Canyon
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Tara River Canyon ©
Tara River Canyon

1
night
Danilovgrad Municipality, Montenegro

Danilovgrad Municipality ©
Danilovgrad Municipality is one of the municipalities of Montenegro. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ostrog Monastery.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Danilovgrad Municipality tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Zabljak to Danilovgrad Municipality in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Danilovgrad Municipality

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery

3
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kotor side-trips: Herceg-Novi (Chimney Sweep Monument & Mamula Fortress). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, take a memorable drive along Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen, steep yourself in history at Stari Grad Kotor, and take a leisurely stroll along Porto Montenegro.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Kotor travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Danilovgrad Municipality to Kotor by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Kotor, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Herceg-Novi, Tivat Municipality, Perast, Our Lady of Health
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor

3
nights
Ulcinj, Montenegro

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: Lake Skadar (in Podgorica), Njegos Mausoleum (in Cetinje) and Budva (Statua Ballerina, Mogren Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Long Beach (Velika plaza), wander the streets of The Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gradiste monastary, and stroll through Ada Bojana.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ulcinj trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Ulcinj takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ulcinj can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Ohrid.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Budva, Gradiste monastary, Lake Skadar, Njegos Mausoleum
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar

3
nights
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

Ohrid ©
Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Ohrid is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia, contemplate the long history of Plaoshnik, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jovan Kaneo.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ohrid travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Ulcinj to Ohrid takes 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ulcinj in September; daily highs in Ohrid reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Skopje.

Things to do in Ohrid

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
Monastery Saint Naum ©
Monastery Saint Naum
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo

3
nights
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Skopje is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Matka, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Panteleimon, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain of Vodno, and snap pictures at The Stone Bridge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Skopje attractions planner.

You can drive from Ohrid to Skopje in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Skopje can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge

Similar Plans

18 days in Bulgaria & Turkey BY A USER FROM QATAR May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 18 days in Sofia, Republic of North Macedonia & Turkey BY A USER FROM QATAR May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 28 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 52 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Bulgaria & Republic of North Macedonia BY A USER FROM TURKEY August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 16 days in Greece & Republic of North Macedonia BY A USER FROM ITALY March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans