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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kotor side-trips: Herceg-Novi (Mamula Fortress, Blue Grotto, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, explore the historical opulence of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kotor tour planner .

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 difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in August, you will find days in Kotor are much hotter (38°C), and nights are a bit warmer (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Ulcinj: Petrovac (Gradiste monastary & The Monastery of Rezevici), Budva (Mogren Beach, Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, & more) and Becici Beach (in Becici). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach (Velika plaza) and take a stroll through The Old Town.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ulcinj online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Kotor to Ulcinj in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ulcinj, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Budva, The Monastery of Rezevici, Gradiste monastary, Becici Beach, Jaz 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Podgorica: Ostrog Monastery (in Niksic), Virpazar (Virpazar-old-bridge & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Cetinje (Vlaska Church, Lovcen National Park, & more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Skadar, take in the views from Millennium Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Podgorica day trip tool .

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 up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car 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. When in Zabljak, make a side trip to see Dobrilovina Monastery in Dobrilovina, approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bobotov Kuk, have some family-friendly fun at Adventure Park Lovcen, explore the stunning scenery at Tara River Canyon, and snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Zabljak using our trip planner.

You can drive from Podgorica to Zabljak in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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