38 days in Montenegro Itinerary

38 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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38 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Tirana
Drive:  3​h
1
Podgorica
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kolasin
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Zabljak
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Pluzine
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kotor
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Ulcinj
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Tirana

7
nights
Podgorica

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Explore Podgorica's surroundings by going to Prokletije Mountains (in Plav), Cetinje (Money Museum, Lovcen National Park, & more) and Ostrog Monastery (in Niksic). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Skadar, make a trip to Celija Piperska Monastery, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and snap pictures at Millennium Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Podgorica online visit planner .

Tirana, Albania to Podgorica is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kolasin.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cetinje, Podgorica Municipality, Prokletije National Park, Lovcen National Park, Ostrog Monastery
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Lovcen National Park ©
Lovcen National Park
Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar

5
nights
Kolasin

Kolasin ©
Kolašin, is a town in northern Montenegro. Venture out of the city with trips to Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery (in Berane), Plav (Plav Lake & Redzepagic Tower) and Kom Vasojevicki (in Andrijevica). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Komovi Mountain Range, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Biogradska Gora National Park, take a peaceful walk through Mrtvica Canyon, and don't miss a visit to Moraca Monastery.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Kolasin travel planner .

You can take a train from Podgorica to Kolasin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zabljak.

Things to do in Kolasin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kolasin Municipality, Plav, Kom Vasojevicki, Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery, Manastir Kaludra
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Biogradska Gora ©
Biogradska Gora
Moraca Monastery ©
Moraca Monastery
Bendovac Viewpoint ©
Bendovac Viewpoint

5
nights
Zabljak

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zabljak: Hussein-Pahas Mosque (in Pljevlja) and Krnovo Wind Farm (in Krnovo). There's much more to do: get great views at Bobotov Kuk, contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, explore the stunning scenery at Tara River Canyon, and hit the slopes at Savin Kuk Ski Resort.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zabljak trip website .

Traveling by car from Kolasin to Zabljak takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Pluzine.

Things to do in Zabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Savnik Municipality, Tara River Canyon, Hussein-Pahas Mosque
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Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Tara River Canyon ©
Tara River Canyon

4
nights
Pluzine

Pluzine ©
Plužine is a town in northwestern Montenegro. Venture out of the city with trips to Niksic (Manitovac Park, Bedem Fortress, & more). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Piva Canyon, explore the landscape on two wheels at Waterfall Rafting Centre, admire the engineering at Mratinje Dam, and explore the activities along Pivskoe Reservoir.

Plan my trip to Pluzine with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Zabljak to Pluzine takes 2 hours. November in Pluzine sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Pluzine

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Niksic, Krupac Lake, Mratinje Dam
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Piva Canyon ©
Piva Canyon
Waterfall Rafting Centre ©
Waterfall Rafting Centre
Camp Grab ©
Camp Grab

10
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kotor side-trips: Herceg-Novi (Church of the Righteous Anna, Mamula Fortress, & more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, explore the historical opulence of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela.

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

You can drive from Pluzine to Kotor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Pluzine in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Kotor: highs are around 17°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Perast, Herceg-Novi, Tivat Municipality, Dobrota, Spiljari
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 11:
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Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor

6
nights
Ulcinj

Ulcinj ©
Ulcinj is a town on the southern coast of Montenegro and the capital of Ulcinj Municipality. Get out of town with these interesting Ulcinj side-trips: Monastery Praskvica (in Przno), Budva (Mogren Beach, Citadel, & more) and Petrovac (The Monastery of Rezevici & Gradiste monastary). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach (Velika plaza), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of Saint John, admire the natural beauty at Milocher Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Becici Beach.

Plan my day in Ulcinj using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Kotor to Ulcinj in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in December, expect nights in Ulcinj to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Budva, Becici Beach, Monastery Praskvica, Milocher Park, Gradiste monastary
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Citadel ©
Citadel
Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach

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