25 days in The Balkans Itinerary

25 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Ulcinj
— 2 nights
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Bar
— 1 night
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Budva
— 4 nights
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Kotor
— 3 nights
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Herceg-Novi
— 1 night
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Tivat Region
— 1 night
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Herceg-Novi
— 1 night
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Cetinje
— 1 night
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Podgorica
— 1 night
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Nikšić
— 1 night
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Plužine
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Šavnik Municipality
— 1 night
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Žabljak
— 3 nights
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Mojkovac
— 1 night
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Berane
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Plav
— 1 night
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Kolašin
— 2 nights
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Ulcinj

— 2 nights
While on vacation in Ulcinj, you'll be able to experience two distinct cultures without having to put one foot out of Montenegro.
Valdanos Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): wander the streets of Ulcinj Old Town.

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Bologna, Italy to Ulcinj is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Ulcinj can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Bar.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

Bar

— 1 night
Thanks to its industrial area and busy port, Bar remains off radar for most casual tourists.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grmozhur Fortress, Fortress Besac and Golden Frog Boat. On the 1st (Sun), explore the ancient world of Grmozhur Fortress, delve into the distant past at Fortress Besac, and then get a new perspective on things with Golden Frog Boat.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Bar day trip planner.

Drive from Ulcinj to Bar in an hour. September in Bar sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Budva.

Things to do in Bar

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

Budva

— 4 nights
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
You've added Lučica Beach, Petrovac Quay, Perazića Do, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Layered Rocks of Rafailovići and St. Thomas Church. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Budva Old Town, kick back and relax at Mogren Beach, and make a trip to Podmaine Monastery.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Budva online tour planner.

You can drive from Bar to Budva in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bar in September since evenings lows in Budva dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Budva

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tre Sorelle Palace, Our Lady's Temple of Prčanj, Roman Mosaics Risan, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Cats Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Health, explore the historical opulence of Castle Of San Giovanni, take in panoramic vistas at Kampana Tower, then make a trip to Gurdić Gate, then examine the collection at Maritime Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Sea Gate.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kotor planner.

Kotor is very close to Budva. September in Kotor sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Herceg-Novi.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Herceg-Novi

— 1 night
Herceg-Novi welcomes visitors into the Bay of Kotor and spreads before them an array of attractions kissed by almost permanent sunshine.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Zanjic Cove. On the 9th (Mon), get outside with Zanjic Cove and then join in the after-dark buzz at Almara Beach Club.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Herceg-Novi road trip planner.

You can drive from Kotor to Herceg-Novi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Tivat Region.

Things to do in Herceg-Novi

Outdoors · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Tivat Region

— 1 night
Tivat Municipality is the smallest municipality in Montenegro by area, situated in the Bay of Kotor. Your day by day itinerary now includes Donja Lastva, Plavi Horizonti Beach and Island of Flowers. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Island of Our Lady of Mercy, head off the coast to Island of Flowers, don't miss a visit to Sailboat Jadran, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plavi Horizonti Beach, then go all around town with Donja Lastva, and finally step aboard Porto Montenegro.

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You can drive from Herceg-Novi to Tivat Region in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tivat Region are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Herceg-Novi.

Things to do in Tivat Region

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Herceg-Novi

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Savina Monastery, Kanli Kula Fortress and Herceg Novi Old Town. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stop by Herceg Novi Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Kanli Kula Fortress, appreciate the extensive heritage of Savina Monastery, then take in the pleasant sights at Promenade of Herceg Novi, then step into the grandiose world of Forte Mare, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Fortress.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Herceg-Novi online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tivat Region to Herceg-Novi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cetinje.

Things to do in Herceg-Novi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Cetinje

— 1 night
Culture and history come together at Cetinje, a city surrounded by mountains.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lipa Cave, National Museum of Montenegro, Cetinje Monastery, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Lovćen National Park and then examine the collection at Money Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Cetinje Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Court Church on Cipur, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Montenegro, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Lipa Cave.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cetinje trip maker website.

Getting from Herceg-Novi to Cetinje by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Cetinje

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes 13 Jul Plantaže Vineyard, Ribnica Bridge (Most na Ribnici) and Montenegrin Niagara Falls. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): learn about winemaking at 13 Jul Plantaže Vineyard and then take in the views from Ribnica Bridge (Most na Ribnici).

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Traveling by car from Cetinje to Podgorica takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Nikšić.

Things to do in Podgorica

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Nikšić

— 1 night
A large industrial center, Niksic offers plenty of tourist appeal as well.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Emperor's Bridge, Ostrog Monastery, Krupac Lake, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the views from Emperor's Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Church of St Basil of Ostrog, then don't miss a visit to Bedem Fortress, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Krupac Lake.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nikšić travel planner.

Drive from Podgorica to Nikšić in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Plužine.

Things to do in Nikšić

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Plužine

Piva Lake remains a top attraction in Pluzine, located in the mountainous northern section of the country.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mratinje Dam as well as Lake Piva. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see human ingenuity at work at Mratinje Dam and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Piva.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Plužine trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Nikšić to Plužine in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Šavnik Municipality.

Things to do in Plužine

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

Šavnik Municipality

— 1 night
Šavnik Municipality is one of the municipalities of Montenegro. You've now added Canyon Nevidio to your itinerary. On the 16th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Canyon Nevidio.

Plan trip to Šavnik Municipality with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Plužine to Šavnik Municipality takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Žabljak.

Things to do in Šavnik Municipality

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

Žabljak

— 3 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.
You've added Dobrilovina Monastery, RedRock Zipline, Vrazje Lake, and other attractions to your itinerary. When in Žabljak, make a side trip to see Tara River Canyon in Dobrilovina, approximately Dobrilovina away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Black Lake and snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge.

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You can drive from Šavnik Municipality to Žabljak in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Mojkovac.

Things to do in Žabljak

Nature · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Mojkovac

— 1 night
Mojkovac is a town in northern Montenegro. For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mojkovac trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Žabljak to Mojkovac takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Berane.

Things to do in Mojkovac

Nature · Parks · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Berane

On the 20th (Fri), stroll around Jasikovac, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kaludra Monastery.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Berane planning site.

Traveling by car from Mojkovac to Berane takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Plav.

Things to do in Berane

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Plav

— 1 night
If you choose to vacation in Plav, you'll reach the town by a road following the river Lim, which flows through a landscape dominated by the country's highest mountains.
Oko Skakavice has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Fri), make a trip to Redžepagić Tower and then explore the activities along Plav Lake.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Plav trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Berane to Plav by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kolašin.

Things to do in Plav

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Kolašin

— 2 nights
In the northeastern section of the country, Kolašin remains the heart of a picturesque region shaped by the Morača River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Komovi Mountain Range as well as Bendovac Viewpoint. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Morača Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Biogradska Gora National Park, then don't miss a visit to Bendovac Viewpoint, and then take in the awesome beauty at Komovi Mountain Range.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kolašin trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Plav to Kolašin takes 1.5 hours. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kolašin

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Bar Region travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Bar Municipality is one of the municipalities of Montenegro. The center is Bar, MontenegroSettlements Bobovište Gorana Polje

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Budva Region travel guide

3.9
Historic Sites · Beaches · Landmarks
With a selection of sandy beaches, a clear sea, and bustling nightlife, Budva Municipality serves as one of the main tourist hotspots of the Montenegrin coast. From the urban centers of Budva and Petrovac, to the smaller coastal resorts and picturesque inland villages, the whole area is abundant with places to see and things to do. The coastal strip, known as the Budva Riviera, includes around 20 beaches, some fully equipped with a range of amenities, others wild and secluded. At the peak of the summer season, the coast turns into major party destination, with an abundance of bars, clubs, and festivals. However, throughout the year there are places where you can taste the local wines and cuisine, explore the world of art, see historical sights, and experience traditional hospitality.

Kotor Region travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Churches
Nestled between the mountains and the sea in the heart of a scenic bay, Kotor Municipality is a jewel of the Adriatic coast. With its historical towns, abundance of monuments, and architectural masterpieces, it's a perfect vacation spot for those who want to combine sightseeing and relaxing on the beach. The centerpiece of the area is the fortified city of Kotor, a World Heritage Site. Many of its stone buildings, narrow streets, and picturesque squares date back to the Middle Ages and radiate a laid-back Mediterranean atmosphere. There is an abundance of cafes and restaurants, and street carnivals and performances are a common sight. Outside the city, you can take a tour of the bay and visit the islets and smaller towns, all of which offer their share of centuries-old churches and mansions, and breathtaking views of the sea and overhanging cliffs.

Herceg-Novi Region travel guide

4
Landmarks · Castles · Observation Decks
Herceg Novi Municipality is one of the municipalities of Montenegro. The center is Herceg Novi.Settlements Luštica

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Žabljak Region travel guide

4.3
Bodies of Water · Canyons · Bridges
Žabljak Municipality is one of the municipalities of Montenegro. The center is Žabljak.

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Plav Region travel guide

4.6
Mountains · Bodies of Water · Observation Decks

Kolašin Region travel guide

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National Parks · Landmarks · Bodies of Water
Kolašin Municipality is one of the municipalities of Montenegro. The centre is Kolašin.PopulationKolašin is administrative centre of Kolašin municipality, which in 2003 had a population of 9,949. The town of Kolašin itself has 2,989 citizens.Population of Kolašin: March 3, 1981 - 2,439March 3, 1991 - 2,807November 1, 2003 - 2,989 Ethnic groups (1991 census): Montenegrins (93.16%)Serbs (4.34%) Ethnic groups (2003 census): Montenegrins (50.65%)Serbs (44.77%)Municipal Assembly2006 election: Coalition SNP-NS - 1,936 - 11 DPS - "Democratically and European for Kolasin - Milo Đukanović" - 1,525 - 9 Coalition SNS-NSS-SRS - "Serbian List - Andrija Mandić" - 966 - 5 SDP - "Because we can do better" - 699 - 4 Movement for Changes - Nebojša Medojević - 427 - 2 Democratic Serbian Party - Dragan Vulević - 282 - 1 Alliance of Communists of Yugoslavia - Communists of Montenegro - 89 - 0

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