35 days in Central Serbia, Montenegro & Athens Itinerary

35 days in Central Serbia, Montenegro & Athens Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kragujevac, Serbia
— 5 nights
2
Žabljak, Montenegro
— 6 nights
3
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 4 nights
4
Kotor, Montenegro
— 7 nights
5
Athens, Greece
— 11 nights

5
nights
Kragujevac, Serbia

Kragujevac ©
Kragujevac is the fourth largest city of Serbia and the administrative center of the Šumadija District in central Serbia. Get some cultural insight at Viminacium Archaeological Park and Cathedral Church of Kragujevac. Oplenac and First high school in Kragujevac (Kragujevacka gimnazija) will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Arandjelovac (Risovaca Cave & Izvor Aqua Park), Despotovac (Manasija Monastery & Resavska Cave) and Winery Aleksandrovic (in Topola). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Smederevo Fortress, see the interesting displays at Galerija Milena Pavlovic Barili, admire the striking features of Ravanica Monastery, and stroll around Ekopark Ilina Voda.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kragujevac driving holiday planning app.

Vancouver, Canada to Kragujevac is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Žabljak.

Things to do in Kragujevac

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Arandjelovac, Despotovac, Topola, Viminacium Archaeological Park, Galerija Milena Pavlovic Barili
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Oplenac ©
Oplenac
Viminacium Archaeological Park
Viminacium Archaeological Park
Smederevo Fortress ©
Smederevo Fortress

6
nights
Žabljak, Montenegro

Žabljak
A trip to Zabljak takes you to the north of the country, a mountainous region that's as steeped in great scenery and views as it is in history and culture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Black Lake and Tara River Canyon. Visiting Bobotov Kuk and Riblje Lake will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Žabljak side-trips: Plužine (Waterfall Rafting Centre, Lake Piva, &more). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge, take in breathtaking views at Canyon Nevidio, get outside with Adventure Park Durmitor, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jablan Lake.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Žabljak trip planner.

You can drive from Kragujevac to Žabljak in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Žabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Plužine, Tara River Canyon, Canyon Nevidio
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Tara River Canyon
Tara River Canyon
Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk

4
nights
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
Visiting Lake Skadar and Biogradska Gora will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Red Beach and Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ. Go for a jaunt from Podgorica to Plav to see Plav Lake about 3 hours away.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Podgorica sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Žabljak to Podgorica in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll set off for Kotor on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Biogradska Gora, Red Beach, Plav Lake
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Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Biogradska Gora ©
Biogradska Gora

7
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 outdoors at Bay of Kotor and Ploče Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Jaz Beach and Bečići Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Plavi Horizonti Beach (in Radovici), Miločer Park (in Sveti Stefan) and Budva Old Town (in Budva). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks, explore the historical opulence of Castle Of San Giovanni, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church, and step aboard Porto Montenegro.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kotor trip planner.

You can drive from Podgorica to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Kotor sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for Athens.

Things to do in Kotor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Budva, Tivat Municipality, Dobreč Beach, Our Lady of the Rocks, Ploče Beach
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Our Lady of the Rocks ©
Our Lady of the Rocks
Castle Of San Giovanni
Castle Of San Giovanni
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor

11
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Head to Taf The Art Foundation and Ermou Streetfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio) and Astir Beach (in Vouliagmeni). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Athens online tour planner.

You can fly from Kotor to Athens in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kotor in August since evenings lows in Athens dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Temple of Poseidon, Glyfada Beach, Astir Beach, River West
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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