18 days in Montenegro Itinerary

18 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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18 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Kotor
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Ulcinj
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Podgorica
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Zabljak
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Fly:  10 h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

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.
Explore Kotor's surroundings by going to Herceg-Novi (Mamula Fortress, Blue Grotto, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, explore the historical opulence of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and get to know the fascinating history of City Walls.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kotor trip itinerary planning tool .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Kotor is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in August, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Kotor: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Ulcinj

Ulcinj ©
Ulcinj is a town on the southern coast of Montenegro and the capital of Ulcinj Municipality. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ulcinj: Becici Beach (in Becici), Petrovac (Gradiste monastary & The Monastery of Rezevici) and Budva (Mogren Beach, Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, & more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach (Velika plaza) and wander the streets of The Old Town.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ulcinj trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Kotor to Ulcinj in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Ulcinj. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Budva, Jaz Beach, The Monastery of Rezevici, Gradiste monastary, Becici Beach
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach
Citadel ©
Citadel

4
nights
Podgorica

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Change things up with these side-trips from Podgorica: Virpazar (Virpazar-old-bridge & Nature & Wildlife Tours), Ostrog Monastery (in Niksic) and Cetinje (Vlaska Church, Lovcen National Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Skadar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja, and take in the views from Millennium Bridge.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Podgorica tour builder .

You can drive from Ulcinj to Podgorica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Zabljak.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cetinje, Virpazar, Ostrog Monastery
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Lovcen National Park ©
Lovcen National Park
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery

4
nights
Zabljak

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Change things up with a short trip to Dobrilovina Monastery in Dobrilovina (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Bobotov Kuk, take in the views from Đurđevića Tara Bridge, have some family-friendly fun at Adventure Park Lovcen, and contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Zabljak day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Zabljak takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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