8 days in Montenegro Itinerary

8 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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8 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
1
Zabljak
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Herceg-Novi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Budva
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Lisbon

2
nights
Zabljak

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. On the 28th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Bobotov Kuk, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II, and then snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, then head outdoors with Adventure Park Durmitor, and then explore the activities along Zminje Lake.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zabljak road trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Zabljak is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Herceg-Novi.

Things to do in Zabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Đurđevića Tara Bridge ©
Đurđevića Tara Bridge

2
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. On the 30th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and then make a trip to Smekja Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St. Jerome, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sabbas the Sanctified, then don't miss a visit to Mamula Fortress, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Herceg-Novi vacation planning app.

You can drive from Zabljak to Herceg-Novi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In Julho, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Budva.

Things to do in Herceg-Novi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Perast, Bay of Kotor
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Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Mamula Fortress ©
Mamula Fortress

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Budva

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Venture out of the city with trips to Island of Saint George (in Perast), Kotor (St. Tryphon Cathedral, Stari Grad Kotor, &more) and Castle Of San Giovanni (in Spiljari). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, look for gifts at Cats of Kotor Souvenirs and Handicraft, kick back and relax at Jaz Beach, and appreciate the history behind Statua Ballerina.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Budva day trip planner.

Getting from Herceg-Novi to Budva by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In Julho, daily temperatures in Budva can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kotor, Island of Saint George, Jaz Beach, Castle Of San Giovanni
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach
Citadel ©
Citadel

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