15 days in Montenegro Itinerary

15 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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15 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  18​h
1
Podgorica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Plav
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kolasin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Zabljak
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Pluzine
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kotor
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Podgorica

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Get outdoors at Lovcen National Park and Moraca River. Step out of Podgorica to go to Niksic and see Ostrog Monastery, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Skadar Lake National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dajbabe Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, and make a trip to Celija Piperska Monastery.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Podgorica sightseeing planning website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Podgorica is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Podgorica is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Plav.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ostrog Monastery, Lovcen National Park
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Lovcen National Park ©
Lovcen National Park
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Moraca River ©
Moraca River

1
night
Plav

Plav ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): head outdoors with Oko Skakavice, then explore the activities along Plav Lake, and then take in panoramic vistas at Redzepagic Tower.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Plav trip planner.

You can drive from Podgorica to Plav in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kolasin.

Things to do in Plav

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Oko Skakavice ©
Oko Skakavice
Plav Lake ©
Plav Lake

1
night
Kolasin

Kolasin ©
Kolašin, is a town in northern Montenegro. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Mrtvica Canyon, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Komovi Mountain Range, and then make a trip to Partisan memorial cemetary - Kolasin.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kolasin trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Plav to Kolasin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zabljak.

Things to do in Kolasin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mrtvica Canyon
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Mrtvica Canyon ©
Mrtvica Canyon
Partisan Memorial Cemetery
Partisan Memorial Cemetery

3
nights
Zabljak

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Get outdoors at Adventure Park Durmitor and Tara River Canyon. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Crno Lake, have some family-friendly fun at Adventure Park Lovcen, take in the views from Đurđevića Tara Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Stecci.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zabljak trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kolasin to Zabljak in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pluzine.

Things to do in Zabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tara River Canyon
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Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Tara River Canyon ©
Tara River Canyon
Black Lake ©
Black Lake

2
nights
Pluzine

Pluzine ©
Plužine is a town in northwestern Montenegro. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Waterfall Rafting Centre and then explore the stunning scenery at Piva Canyon. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Camp Grab.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pluzine using our trip planner.

You can drive from Zabljak to Pluzine in 1.5 hours. In February in Pluzine, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Pluzine

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Waterfall Rafting Centre ©
Waterfall Rafting Centre
Camp Grab ©
Camp Grab

3
nights
Kotor

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bay of Kotor and River Rafting & Tubing. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Stari Grad Kotor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Crkva Gospa od Zdravlja, take in the exciting artwork at Cats of Kotor Souvenirs and Handicraft, and admire the striking features of Crkva Gospe od Skrpjela.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Kotor trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pluzine to Kotor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Pluzine in February; daily highs in Kotor reach 16°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Perast, Mount Vrmac
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Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Vrmac ©
Mount Vrmac

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