17 days in Montenegro Itinerary

17 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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17 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Podgorica
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Zabljak
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Ulcinj
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kotor
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Podgorica

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Do some cultural sightseeing at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja and Old Fountain in Virpazar. Get outdoors at Biogradska Gora and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Podgorica's surroundings by going to Ostrog Monastery (in Dabojevici), King Nicholas Museum (in Cetinje) and Virpazar (Fishing Charters & Tours & Virpazar-old-bridge). It doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Monument to A.S. Pushkin and N.N. Goncharova.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Podgorica is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Zabljak.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Virpazar, King Nicholas Museum, Biogradska Gora, Ostrog Monastery
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King Nicholas Museum ©
King Nicholas Museum
Biogradska Gora ©
Biogradska Gora
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Zabljak

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Get outdoors at Bobotov Kuk and Black Lake. Step off the beaten path and head to Piva Canyon and Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II. There's still lots to do: stroll through Savin Kuk Ski Resort, take in breathtaking views at Tara River Canyon, and explore the activities along Zminje Lake.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zabljak trip planner .

You can drive from Podgorica to Zabljak in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Zabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tara River Canyon, Piva Canyon
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Piva Canyon ©
Piva Canyon
Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Savin Kuk Ski Resort ©
Savin Kuk Ski Resort

3
nights
Ulcinj

Ulcinj ©
Ulcinj is a town on the southern coast of Montenegro and the capital of Ulcinj Municipality. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Milocher Park and Kamenovo Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Altstadt (Old Town) Budva and Bar Stari Grad. Venture out of the city with trips to Budva (Flea Market, Citadel, & more), Church Of Saint John (in Bar) and The Monastery of Rezevici (in Katun).

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ulcinj online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Zabljak to Ulcinj takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Ulcinj are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Budva, Bar Stari Grad, Milocher Park, Church Of Saint John, The Monastery of Rezevici
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Saint Ivan Church ©
Saint Ivan Church
Milocher Park ©
Milocher Park
Bar Stari Grad ©
Bar Stari Grad

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Stari Grad Kotor and R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela. Popular historic sites such as City Walls and St. Nikola Church are in your itinerary. Take a break from Kotor with a short trip to Savina Monastery in Herceg-Novi, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Blazena Ozana, step into the grandiose world of Castle Of San Giovanni, examine the collection at Maritime Museum, and cruise along Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kotor road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Ulcinj to Kotor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kotor when traveling from Ulcinj in July, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Perast, Spiljari, Maritime Heritage Museum, Savina Monastery
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St. Nikola Church ©
St. Nikola Church
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Church of Blazena Ozana ©
Church of Blazena Ozana

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