39 days in Montenegro Itinerary

39 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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Fly to Tivat Airport, Drive to Plužine
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Plužine
— 2 nights
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Žabljak
— 5 nights
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Podgorica
— 11 nights
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Ulcinj
— 5 nights
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Kotor
— 15 nights
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Plužine — 2 nights

Piva Lake remains a top attraction in Pluzine, located in the mountainous northern section of the country.
On the 31st (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Piva and then explore the stunning scenery at Piva Canyon. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at Mratinje Dam and then take an exciting tour along the water with a rafting tour.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Plužine road trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Plužine is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in July, with highs in Plužine at 33°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Žabljak.
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Žabljak — 5 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Žabljak to Dobrilovina to see Tara River Canyon about 30 minutes away. On the 2nd (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Bobotov Kuk. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Biogradska Gora National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Black Lake, take in the views from Đurđevića Tara Bridge, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Žabljak day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Plužine to Žabljak takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Podgorica.
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Podgorica — 11 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Podgorica: Virpazar (Virpazar Stone Bridge & Boat Tours & Water Sports), Cetinje (Lovćen National Park, The building of the former Embassy of Great Britain in Montenegro, &more) and Ostrog Monastery (in Dabojevići). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, snap pictures at Millennium Bridge, and take in the waterfront at Petrovac Quay.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Podgorica trip planner.

You can drive from Žabljak to Podgorica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ulcinj.
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Ulcinj — 5 nights

While on vacation in Ulcinj, you'll be able to experience two distinct cultures without having to put one foot out of Montenegro.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ulcinj: Bečići Beach (in Bečići), Bar Stari Grad (in Bar) and Budva (Mogren Beach, Ballet Dancer Statue, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Jaz Beach, stroll through Miločer Park, stop by Lovac Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and take a stroll through Ulcinj Old Town.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ulcinj itinerary planner.

Drive from Podgorica to Ulcinj in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Kotor.
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Kotor — 15 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kotor: Ploče Beach (in Krimovica), Blue Grotto (in Luštica) and Herceg-Novi (Mamula Fortress, Savina Monastery, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and take a memorable drive along Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kotor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ulcinj to Kotor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ulcinj in August, Kotor is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Montenegro travel guide

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Historic Sites · Beaches · Bodies of Water
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.
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