19 days in Montenegro Itinerary

19 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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19 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  9 h 15 min
1
Zabljak
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Pluzine
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Herceg-Novi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Virpazar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Ulcinj
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Budva
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: London

3
nights
Zabljak

Zabljak
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Savin Kuk Ski Resort and Adventure Park Durmitor. Visiting Canyon Nevidio and Black Lake will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Zminje Lake, get your game on at Adventure Park Lovcen, take in breathtaking views at Tara River Canyon, and snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zabljak trip itinerary maker website.

London, UK to Zabljak is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Zabljak. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pluzine.

Things to do in Zabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Canyon Nevidio, Tara River Canyon
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Canyon Nevidio
Canyon Nevidio
Adventure Park Durmitor ©
Adventure Park Durmitor
Savin Kuk Ski Resort ©
Savin Kuk Ski Resort

2
nights
Pluzine

Pluzine ©
Plužine is a town in northwestern Montenegro. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Mratinje Dam, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Waterfall Rafting Centre, and then take in breathtaking views at Piva Canyon. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Pivskoe Reservoir and then head outdoors with Rafing Eko Piva.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pluzine planner.

Traveling by car from Zabljak to Pluzine takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Herceg-Novi.

Things to do in Pluzine

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mratinje Dam
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Waterfall Rafting Centre ©
Waterfall Rafting Centre
Piva Canyon ©
Piva Canyon
Pivskoe Reservoir ©
Pivskoe Reservoir

3
nights
Herceg-Novi

Herceg-Novi
Herceg Novi is a coastal town in Montenegro located at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor and at the foot of Mount Orjen. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Nikola Church and Church of St. John the Baptist. Your inner history buff will appreciate R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela and Church of Our Lady of Carmel. Get out of town with these interesting Herceg-Novi side-trips: Perast (Fort sv Andrija, Martinovic Palace, &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Savina Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Chimney Sweep Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Stevuzo, and make a trip to Belavista Square.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Herceg-Novi online trip planner.

Getting from Pluzine to Herceg-Novi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Pluzine in August, expect Herceg-Novi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Virpazar.

Things to do in Herceg-Novi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Perast, Bay of Kotor
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Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
St. Nikola Church ©
St. Nikola Church
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

2
nights
Virpazar

On the 17th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Monument to the Partizans and Heroes of the World War II, explore the ancient world of Grmozhur Fortress, delve into the distant past at Fortress Besac, admire the local landmark of Old Fountain in Virpazar, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally take in the views from Virpazar-old-bridge. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Karting Centar, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar, and then learn about winemaking at Wine tasting - Winery Masanovic.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Virpazar driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Herceg-Novi to Virpazar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Herceg-Novi in August, Virpazar is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Virpazar

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Podgorica, Grmozhur Fortress
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Karting Centar ©
Karting Centar

2
nights
Ulcinj

Ulcinj ©
Ulcinj is a town on the southern coast of Montenegro and the capital of Ulcinj Municipality. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ada Bojana, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach (Velika plaza), and then relax in the rural setting at Buzuku Montenegro Olive Oil. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of The Old Town, don't miss a visit to Sailors' Mosque, then kick back and relax at Small Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Church.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ulcinj trip planner.

Drive from Virpazar to Ulcinj in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ulcinj can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Budva.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ada Bojana ©
Ada Bojana
St. Nicholas' Church ©
St. Nicholas' Church
Long Beach (Velika plaza) ©
Long Beach (Velika plaza)

6
nights
Budva

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Get some historical perspective at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva and Santa Maria in Punta Church. Attractions like Mogren Beach and Perazica Do make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Budva side-trips: Plavi Horizonti Beach (in Radovici) and Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen (in Kotor). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Layered Rocks of Rafailovici, admire the natural beauty at Milocher Park, and kick back and relax at Slovenska Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Budva trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ulcinj to Budva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Budva when traveling from Ulcinj in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budva

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sveti Stefan, Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen, Plavi Horizonti Beach, Perazica Do, Layered Rocks of Rafailovici
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Saint Ivan Church ©
Saint Ivan Church
Milocher Park ©
Milocher Park
Perazica Do ©
Perazica Do

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