The 7 day Discover Montenegro Tour is a self-drive itinerary
that’s great if you want to see all Montenegro has to offer in just a week.
It’s ideal if you:
Like an active itinerary.
Want to see Montenegro’s most beautiful natural areas.
Want to spend two weeks or 10 days in Montenegro.
Want to explore Montenegro but you're not sure what sights to put on your itinerary - they're all covered here!
This tour is also good if you're travelling with kids. There's not too much driving and there are plenty of kid-friendly activities and places to stay - no matter what age your kids are.
You can do this itinerary any time of year and because you’re
booking it yourself, you can modify it however you like.
I’ve designed the Discover Montenegro Tour to fit into a
week’s stay, but you can add extra nights wherever you think you’d like to stay
a bit longer. I also recommend adding a 3-7 day coastal stay at the start or end of your
trip for chilling on the beach.
I love the Discover Montenegro itinerary because it can be as busy or relaxed as you like. You're not travelling great distances each day, so you can fit in lots of activities and sights or you can just take it easy.
That’s the advantage of booking an independent holiday… with
a little help from an expert ;)
So let’s see what the Discover Montenegro Tour itinerary has
in store for you…
Discover Montenegro Tour Map
Each of the markers on this map is a place you can stop or stay overnight. Click on a marker to see the location and whether it's an optional stop or a place to spend the night.
Herceg Novi – good choice if you’re flying into Dubrovnik.
Kotor – the must-see destination in the bay. Stay inside the old town to be in the heart of the action or in Dobrota or Muo if you want somewhere quieter, sea views but still walking distance to town. Staying here
Polar Star – top pick if you’re travelling with kids.
Day 3: Zabljak to Kolasin
Distance: 90km, 1 hr 44 mins drive.
Head out of Zabljak and drive to Kolasin via Mojkovac.
Optional stops Along the Way
Djurdjevica Tara Bridge – this was once the highest
vehicular concrete arch bridge in the world. It crosses the Tara Canyon and
will give you fantastic views of the canyon. You can stop here for a coffee, to
admire the scenery and do the zipline that crosses the canyon.
Biogradska Gora National Park – before you get to Kolasin, take the turn off to
Biogradska National Park. Like Zabljak you can walk around the lake, hire a
boat on the lake and do forest walks.
you’d like to see the capital or want somewhere more lively, stay in Podgorica.
It’s only 20 mins back to Podgorica and you’ll find nice hotels, restaurants and
nightlife. See hotel recommendations in Podgorica.
This drive will take you along the popular Budva Riviera.
Optional stops Along the Way
Petrovac – a classic Mediterranean seaside village.
Sveti Stefan – a must-see. Drive down to the hamlet, take a swim on the beach,
walk through Milocer Forest Park, there’s a great playground here for kids and
some nice restaurants.
Park in Budva town and walk around the old town. Walk from here to Mogren Beach for a swim. If you like a busy summer resort, stay in Budva itself. If you prefer somewhere quieter, choose a nice place to stay in one of the hamlets along the Riviera.
This is the end of the Discover Montenegro tour itinerary. Like I said at the beginning, ideally you'll be able to swing another 3-7 days after this to chill out on the beach here. If not, you will still have had plenty of opportunities to enjoy Montenegro's beaches and still see the stunning natural beauty the rest of the country has to offer.
That's one of the best things about Montenegro - you can experience so much diversity in such a small area!
Download The Itinerary
If you want to do this tour I highly recommend downloading and printing (or saving on your phone) the itinerary to keep with you on the road.
The itinerary outlines all of the overnight stops on the itinerary and the optional stop along the way. It doesn't include the activities or accommodation suggestions I've included on this page, so return here when you're ready to book.