18 days in Montenegro Itinerary

18 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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18 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
1
Dobrilovina
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Zabljak
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Kotor
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Ulcinj
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Podgorica
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Atlanta

1
night
Dobrilovina

Dobrilovina ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mrtvica Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Mrtvica Canyon.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dobrilovina online trip planner .

Atlanta, USA to Dobrilovina is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Dobrilovina, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Zabljak.

Things to do in Dobrilovina

Trails Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mrtvica Canyon
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Mrtvica Canyon ©
Mrtvica Canyon

3
nights
Zabljak

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Get out of town with these interesting Zabljak side-trips: Pluzine (Piva Canyon & Pivskoe Reservoir). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Crno Lake, get outside with Adventure Park Durmitor, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II, and get your game on at Adventure Park Lovcen.

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

You can drive from Dobrilovina to Zabljak in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Zabljak

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pluzine
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Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Piva Canyon ©
Piva Canyon

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.
On the 10th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, and step into the grandiose world of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotor trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zabljak to Kotor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Budva, Spiljari, Porto Montenegro, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Jaz Beach
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Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Jaz Beach ©
Jaz Beach
Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach

2
nights
Ulcinj

Ulcinj ©
Ulcinj is a town on the southern coast of Montenegro and the capital of Ulcinj Municipality. On the 12th (Fri), kick back and relax at Sutomore Beach and then stroll through Long Beach (Velika plaza). On the next day, stroll through Ada Bojana, then admire all the interesting features of Buzuku Montenegro Olive Oil, and then take a leisurely stroll along Petrovac Quay.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ulcinj trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Kotor to Ulcinj in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ulcinj when traveling from Kotor in July, with lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sutomore Beach, Petrovac Quay
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Long Beach (Velika plaza) ©
Long Beach (Velika plaza)
Ada Bojana ©
Ada Bojana
Sutomore Beach ©
Sutomore Beach

5
nights
Podgorica

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Change things up with these side-trips from Podgorica: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Virpazar), Cetinje (Lovcen National Park, Lipa Cave, & more) and Ostrog Monastery (in Niksic). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Skadar Lake National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja, and take in the views from Millennium Bridge.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Podgorica trip planner .

You can drive from Ulcinj to Podgorica in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Podgorica

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cetinje Municipality, Ostrog Monastery, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Lovcen National Park ©
Lovcen National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar

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