17 days in Montenegro & Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

17 days in Montenegro & Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Žabljak, Montenegro
— 3 nights
2
Danilovgrad Municipality, Montenegro
— 1 night
3
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
4
Ulcinj, Montenegro
— 3 nights
5
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
6
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights

3
nights
Žabljak, Montenegro

Žabljak ©
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.
Take a break from Žabljak with a short trip to Piva Canyon in Plužine, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bobotov Kuk, snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge, get your game on at Adventure Park Lovcen, and contemplate the waterfront views at Zminje Lake.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Žabljak day trip planning tool.

Ankara, Turkey to Žabljak is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Danilovgrad Municipality.

Things to do in Žabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tara River Canyon, Piva Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Tara River Canyon
Tara River Canyon

1
night
Danilovgrad Municipality, Montenegro

Danilovgrad Municipality
In the center of the country, right in the heart of the Zeta River valley, Danilovgrad Municipality allows you to discover Montenegro's cultural and religious heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ostrog Monastery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Danilovgrad Municipality tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Žabljak to Danilovgrad Municipality in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Danilovgrad Municipality

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ostrog Monastery
Ostrog Monastery

3
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotor: Herceg-Novi (Chimney Sweep Monument & Mamula Fortress). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, take in the waterfront at Porto Montenegro, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks, and make a trip to Our Lady of Health.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotor trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Danilovgrad Municipality to Kotor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Kotor sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Herceg-Novi, Tivat Municipality, Our Lady of Health, Our Lady of the Rocks
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Kotor Old City
Kotor Old City
Our Lady of the Rocks ©
Our Lady of the Rocks

3
nights
Ulcinj, Montenegro

Ulcinj
While on vacation in Ulcinj, you'll be able to experience two distinct cultures without having to put one foot out of Montenegro.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ulcinj: Budva (Ballet Dancer Statue, Mogren Beach, &more), Lake Skadar (in Podgorica) and Njegoš Mausoleum (in Cetinje). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Long Beach, wander the streets of Ulcinj Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gradište Monastery, and stroll through Ada Bojana.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ulcinj trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Ulcinj takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ulcinj can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Ohrid.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Budva, Lake Skadar, Gradište Monastery, Njegoš Mausoleum
Highlights from your plan
Budva Old Town
Budva Old Town
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach

3
nights
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

Ohrid ©
Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Ohrid is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Bay of the Bones Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jovan Kaneo.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ohrid trip planner.

Drive from Ulcinj to Ohrid in 5 hours. Traveling from Ulcinj in September, expect Ohrid to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Ohrid

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
Monastery Saint Naum ©
Monastery Saint Naum
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo

3
nights
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Skopje is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Matka, take in the history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, appreciate the history behind Millennium Cross, and get to know the fascinating history of Macedonia Square.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Skopje online itinerary planner.

Getting from Ohrid to Skopje by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge

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