18 days in Montenegro Itinerary

18 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Train + Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Kotor
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Ulcinj
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Podgorica
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Žabljak
— 4 nights
Bus:  10 h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Herceg-Novi (Mamula Fortress & Savina Monastery) and Blue Grotto (in Luštica). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, explore the historical opulence of Castle Of San Giovanni, and get to know the fascinating history of Kotor Old Town City Walls.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kotor trip maker tool.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Kotor is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in August, plan for warmer days in Kotor, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Herceg-Novi, Spiljari, Porto Montenegro, Blue Grotto, Our Lady of the Rocks
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Kotor Old City
Kotor Old City
Kotor Old Town City Walls ©
Kotor Old Town City Walls

4
nights
Ulcinj

Ulcinj
While on vacation in Ulcinj, you'll be able to experience two distinct cultures without having to put one foot out of Montenegro.
Explore Ulcinj's surroundings by going to Budva (Mogren Beach, Budva Old Town, &more), Gradište Monastery (in Petrovac) and Jaz Beach (in Prijevor). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Long Beach (Velika plaža), wander the streets of The Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Bečići Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Reževići Monastery.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ulcinj trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Ulcinj takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in August, Ulcinj is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Budva, Bečići Beach, Gradište Monastery, Jaz Beach, Reževići Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Budva Old Town
Budva Old Town
Long Beach (Velika plaža) ©
Long Beach (Velika plaža)
Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach

4
nights
Podgorica

Podgorica
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.
Explore Podgorica's surroundings by going to Ostrog Monastery (in Dabojevici), Virpazar (Virpazar Stone Bridge & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Cetinje (Vlaska Church, Lovćen National Park, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar, Head underground at Lipa Cave, snap pictures at Millennium Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Podgorica trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ulcinj to Podgorica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Žabljak.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cetinje, Virpazar, Ostrog Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Lovćen National Park
Lovćen National Park
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Ostrog Monastery
Ostrog Monastery

4
nights
Žabljak

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.
Go for a jaunt from Žabljak to Dobrilovina to see Dobrilovina Monastery about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bobotov Kuk, explore the activities along Valovito Lake, don't miss a visit to Stecci, and take in the views from Đurđevića Tara Bridge.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Žabljak tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Podgorica to Žabljak in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Žabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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