8 days in Montenegro Itinerary

8 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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Podgorica — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dajbabe Monastery and then explore the activities along Morača River. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Mareza Spring, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar, and finally ponder the design of Old Fountain in Virpazar.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Podgorica trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Podgorica is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Podgorica. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Ulcinj.
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Ulcinj — 3 nights

While on vacation in Ulcinj, you'll be able to experience two distinct cultures without having to put one foot out of Montenegro.
You'll get in some beach time at Long Beach and Small Beach. Get in touch with nature at Ada Bojana and Veliki Pijesak Beach. Step out of Ulcinj with an excursion to Bar Stari Grad in Bar--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Valdanos Beach, take a stroll through Ulcinj Old Town, look for gifts at Lovac Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and stroll through Mojito Beach.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ulcinj sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Ulcinj takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, daily temperatures in Ulcinj can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kotor.
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Kotor — 3 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.
Visit Plavi Horizonti Beach and Dobreč Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen and Our Lady of Health. Step out of Kotor with an excursion to Blue Grotto in Luštica--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the striking features of Sea Gate, look for gifts at Efesya Souvenir, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotor trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Ulcinj to Kotor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ulcinj in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kotor, with lows of 20°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Montenegro travel guide

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.