19 days in Montenegro Itinerary

19 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  14 h 30 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
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  23 h 15 min
End: New York City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotor: Blue Grotto (in Luštica) and Herceg-Novi (Mamula Fortress, Herceg Novi Old Town, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, contemplate the long history of Kotor Old City, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kotor Old Town City Walls, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Tryphon Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kotor trip itinerary builder app.

New York City, USA to Kotor is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect little chillier with lows of 64°F in Kotor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Herceg-Novi, Spiljari, Perast, Porto Montenegro, Blue Grotto
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ulcinj: Bečići Beach (in Bečići), Jaz Beach (in Prijevor) and Budva (Mogren Beach, Budva Old Town, &more). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach (Velika plaža) and enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Bojana.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ulcinj trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Kotor to Ulcinj in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 71°F in Ulcinj. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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), Cetinje (Vlaska Church, Lovćen National Park, &more) and Virpazar (Virpazar Stone Bridge & Nature & Wildlife Tours). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar, explore the fascinating underground world of Lipa Cave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, and snap pictures at Millennium Bridge.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Podgorica itinerary planning website.

Getting from Ulcinj to Podgorica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) 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.
Žabljak is known for nature, adventure, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Bobotov Kuk, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II, don't miss a visit to Stecci, and take in the views from Đurđevića Tara Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Žabljak trip site.

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Žabljak takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Žabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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