22 days in The Balkans Itinerary

22 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montenegro itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Podgorica Airport, Drive to Bar
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Bar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Podgorica
— 6 nights
Drive
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Budva
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tivat Region
— 6 nights
Drive to Tivat Airport, Fly to Melbourne International Airport

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Bar

— 3 nights
Thanks to its industrial area and busy port, Bar remains off radar for most casual tourists.
Explore Bar's surroundings by going to Ulcinj (Sailors' Mosque, St. Nicholas' Church, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Bar Stari Grad, discover the deep blue sea with Scuba Quest Montenegro, take an in-depth tour of King Nikola's Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of Saint John.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bar day trip planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to Bar is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. In December, Bar is much colder than Melbourne - with highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Bar

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:

Podgorica

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Podgorica: Nikšić (The Cathedral Church of St Basil of Ostrog & Slano Lake), Virpazar (Monument to the Partizans and Heroes of the World War II, Tourist Agency Outdoor & More, &more) and Ostrog Monastery (in Dabojevići). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, see the interesting displays at Marko Miljanov Museum, and get outside with Tolosi Forest Jogging Track.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Podgorica online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bar to Podgorica takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Budva.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 28:

Budva

— 5 nights
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Explore Budva's surroundings by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Virpazar), Cetinje (Church of Holy Transfiguration, Ivanova Korita, &more) and Gradište Monastery (in Petrovac). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Budva Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Ploče Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stroll through Mogren Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Budva road trip site.

Drive from Podgorica to Budva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tivat Region.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:

Tivat Region

— 6 nights
Tivat Municipality is the smallest municipality in Montenegro by area, situated in the Bay of Kotor. Explore Tivat Region's surroundings by going to Njegoš Mausoleum (in Cetinje), Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen (in Kotor) and Our Lady of the Rocks (in Perast). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, visit Magical Montenegro, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tivat Region tour planner.

Tivat Region is just a stone's throw from Budva. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tivat Region

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 8: