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This one week Montenegro itinerary is a great itinerary if you're planning a trip to Montenegro and want to see all this incredible country has to offer.

It’s ideal if you have a week in Montenegro and:

  • Want to see Montenegro's top attractions
  • Love to discover hidden gems
  • Want to see Montenegro’s beautiful national parks
  • Are looking for a Montenegro road trip itinerary

The great thing about Montenegro is that it's very small, but also very diverse.  With this one week itinerary you'll experience a lot without travelling vast distances during your stay.

This Montenegro trip itinerary 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 Montenegro itinerary any time of year, and because you’re booking it yourself, you can modify it however you like.

I think this is the best 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.

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Table of Contents

Day 1: Arrival and Drive to Kotor Bay

Day 2: Bay of Kotor to Žabljak (Durmitor National Park)

Day 3: Žabljak to Kolašin (Biogradska Gora National Park)

Day 4: Kolašin to Virpazar (Lake Skadar National Park)

Day 5 : Virpazar to Ulcinj

Day 6: Ulcinj to the Budva Riviera

Day 7: Budva Riviera to the Bay of Kotor

Day 8: End of the Montenegro Road Trip

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Day 1: Arrival and Drive to Kotor Bay

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The Bay of Kotor is Montenegro's most popular destination. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is stunningly beautiful, picturesque and full of history and culture.

There is also plenty to see and do here. You'll find ancient towns, nightlife, fun boat trips, great restaurants, adventure sports and more.

Arrive at one of three airports:

  • Tivat
  • Dubrovnik
  • Podgorica 

Tivat is the best airport to fly into because it’s close to the Bay of Kotor and you don’t have to cross any borders.

Dubrovnik airport is the next best option because it’s just 25 minutes from the Montenegro-Croatia border and Bay of Kotor (start point).

If you fly into Podgorica Airport, I suggest you start your tour from here rather than driving down to the bay. You can overnight in Podgorica and drive to Žabljak from here on day two.

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Things to Do in the Bay of Kotor

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Kotor is the gem of Kotor Bay and the old town is a must-see. You'll find lots of things to see and do here and it's a convenient central base.

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Perast is an idyllic town near Kotor. The town was once the centre of wealth and power in the bay and the shore is lined with baroque palaces.

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Our Lady of the Rocks is one of the bay's most popular attractions. The island has beautiful church and adjoining museum where you can see local artworks and artefacts.

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Roman Mosaics in Risan are the remnants of a Roman villa built between 96 and 192 AD. The mosaic floors have been painstakingly reconstructed and this mosaic of the god Hypnos is the only one in the world.

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The Blue Cave lies on Luštica Peninsula and taking a boat tour from Kotor Bay to the cave is one of the most popular things to do in the Bay of Kotor. Tours start from 3 hours and include visits to other attractions too.

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San Giovanni Fortress lies on the hill above Kotor. You can walk up the old town wall to the fortress at the top, where you'll get incredible views of the Bay of Kotor.

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The Ladder of Kotor is a longer but easier hike above Kotor. Follow the old donkey path behind the town to avoid crowds and get magnificent views.

Where to Stay in the Bay of Kotor

You'll find lots of great accommodation options in the Bay of Kotor. The most popular towns to stay in are Kotor, Perast, Tivat and Herceg Novi.

  • Kotor is the gem of Kotor Bay and the old town is a must-see. You'll find lots of things to see and do here and it's a convenient central base
  • Perast is an idyllic town near Kotor. The town was once the centre of wealth and power in the bay and the shore is lined with baroque palaces
  • Tivat is the hub of modern Montenegro. Beside the town, ultra-luxurious Porto Montenegro marina offers upmarket boutiques and eateries. With its central location and lively atmosphere, it makes a great base
  • Herceg Novi is closest to Dubrovnik and has the best beaches in the bay. The old town is picturesque and the 7km seaside promenade is lined with beaches and restaurants

You'll find everything from cheap hostels to luxury hotels. You'll also find self-catering accommodation like apartments with shared pools and villas that can accommodate large groups and extended families.

The key is to book your accommodation as early as you can. Good accommodation, especially villas, can be in short supply in the summer months and if you leave it until the last minute you may have to settle for something less than your ideal.

Local's Tip: If you choose to stay in Kotor, the old town is idyllic. However, it can be noisy in the summer months when it's busiest and there's no parking (or cars) in the old town. You may prefer to choose accommodation nearby in Dobrota or Muo where you have parking and beaches nearby.

Top accommodation in the Bay of Kotor

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Hostel Old Town Kotor is a relaxed and fun hostel in the heart of the old town. Join their pub crawl and hang out by the only pool in the old town!

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Apartments Magic Sea View have modern apartments with sea views just 2 minutes from the beach and 1km from Kotor old town. 

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Villa Strp is in an amazing position with its own private beach. Just outside Risan in a peaceful hamlet, this is the ultimate place to kick back and relax.

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Heritage Grand Perast is a converted Baroque palace on the waterfront in the idyllic town of Perast. The seafront location and luxury services make this a top place to stay in the Bay of Kotor.

Day 2: Bay of Kotor to Žabljak

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Distance: 139km, 2 hrs 11 mins drive.

Žabljak is a popular mountain town that's busiest in winter, when people come to ski at the local ski field, Savin Kuk. It's the best place to stay to see Durmitor National Park and some of Montenegro's most majestic mountain scenery. You'll also be able to get a taste of Montenegro's hearty mountain cuisine here.

Optional Stops Along the Way

Slano Lake

Lake Slano – there’s plenty of space to pull over when you pass the lake and you’ll have a good vantage point from above to take photos.

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Ostrog Monastery is one of the holiest sites in the Balkans. A short detour from Nikšić brings you to this 17th century monastery carved into the side of a sheer cliff. 

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Canyoning through Nevidio Canyon is Montenegro's most challenging canyoning adventure and you can do this tour on your way up.

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Rafting on the Tara River is one of the best ways to see the Tara River Canyon, Europe's deepest canyon and an unspoiled wilderness area in Montenegro.

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Local's Tip: Stop at Ethno Village Nevidio for lunch.

Overlooking a small lake just outside Šavnik, this eco village has a fantastic restaurant where you can try some Montenegro specialties like kajmak cheese, priganice donuts and homemade bread.

Although the village has rustic and romantic bungalow accommodation, you don't have to stay here to dine at the restaurant.

It's well worth the short detour to eat here!

Things to Do in Žabljak

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The Black Lake lies in beneath Međed Peak in Durmitor National Park. The 4km trail around the lake is an easy walk and you can also hire boats and swim in the lake.

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The Durmitor Ring is an 85km circular drive through Durmitor National Park. On the drive you’ll see authentic mountain villages, shepherds with their flocks of sheep, herds of horses and lots of dramatic mountains.

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Via Ferrata in Durmitor is a fun and exciting way to see some of this region's incredible scenery. Using ropes and harnesses, it's so simple even kids as young as 6 can do it.

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Stećci are an interesting phenomenon that you’ll only be able to see in certain areas of the Balkans and two of the best sites to see stećci in Montenegro are in Žabljak, near Durmitor National Park.

Top Accommodation in Žabljak

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Hotel Soa is a comfortable and stylish hotel that's walking distance to both the town and the Black Lake. With a wellness centre and cosy fireplace, it's ideal for relaxing. 

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Polar Star has rooms, suites and bungalows, and this is a top pick if you’re travelling with kids. There's lots of outdoor space and a buffet restaurant with half-board stays.

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Durmitor Bungalows have budget friendly bungalows that are a unique alternative to standard hotels. Staying in one is a great Montenegrin experience and these ones are close to the town centre.

Day 3: Žabljak to Kolašin

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Distance: 90km, 1 hr 44 mins drive.

Head out of Žabljak and drive to Kolašin via Mojkovac.

Kolašin is a mountain town that's most popular in winter because it lies at the base of Montenegro's top ski field, Kolašin 1600. In summer it's a relaxed mountain getaway and the best place to stay to visit Biogradska Gora National Park.

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Đurđevića Tara Bridge crosses the Tara Canyon and will give you fantastic views of the canyon. You can stop here to admire the scenery and do the zipline that crosses the canyon.

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Dobrilovina Monastery is a 16th century monastery surrounded by lush mountains and the Tara River. The nuns welcome visitors but you must be modestly dressed ie. clothing must be loose-fitting and cover the knees and shoulders.

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Biogradska Gora National Park – before you get to Kolašin, take the turn off to Biogradska National Park. You can walk around the lake, hire a boat on the lake and do forest walks here.

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Top Accommodation in Kolašin

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Bianca Resort and Spa is a large hotel a short walk from the town centre. It has impeccable rooms as well as indoor and outdoor pools, wellness centre, hot tub and half-board options. 

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Swiss Chalet Kolasin Montenegro is a large chalet with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It's ideal for families and groups. 

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Houses Amanet are beautifully-decorated bungalows that lie by the river next to one of Kolašin's top restaurants, Konoba Amanet.

Day 4: Kolašin to Virpazar

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Distance: 101km, 1 hr 48 mins drive.

There are two routes to Virpazar in Skadar Lake National Park. You can either take the highway M9 which is 89km and takes 1 hr 20 mins or the E65 which is a little longer but more scenic. This stretch takes you down through the capital city, Podgorica, and affords you some beautiful scenery as you drive through the mountains and along the Morača Canyon.

Lake Skadar is the Balkans' biggest lake and Lake Skadar National Park is one of Europe's most important wildlife reserves. Here, you'll see an incredible array of wildlife including endangered pelicans, cormorants, turtles, lizards, ducks, frogs and more. And you can swim in the lake too!

Lake Skadar is also Montenegro's wine-making region and the centre of Montenegro's history and culture. This is where the old Montenegrin state of Zeta was ruled from, and you can experience a lot of history and culture here.

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Morača Monastery is a 13th century monastery founded during the Njemanjić Dynasty's rule. It's a beautiful monastery and has picnic tables by the canyon.

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Podgorica is Montenegro's capital city. While not a popular tourist destination, the city has a few worthwhile attractions. Click here to see the best things to see and do in Podgorica.

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Žabljak Crnojevića is the 15th century capital of Montenegro, then called Zeta. You can explore the old fortress, which is surrounded by beautiful Lake Skadar National Park.

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Rijeka Crnojevića is a small riverside town that became the capital of Zeta after Žabljak Crnojevića was taken by the Ottomans. Take the turn-off in Podgorica towards Cetinje to reach Rijeka Crnojevića. Then follow the road via Poseljani to reach Virpazar.

Local's Tip: Stop at Macalov Brijeg, a quaint little cafe overlooking the lake. Here you can try local specialties like pomegranate juice, cheeses, cured meats and small donuts called priganice.

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Pavlova Strana is one of Montenegro's most famous view points. You can find this horseshoe bend in the Crnojevića River between Podgorica and Rijeka Crnojevića.

Things to Do at Lake Skadar

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Boat cruises on Lake Skadar are a great way to see the lake abundance of wildlife and natural beauty and culture. Boat tours start from an hour and go up to 8 hours.

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Kayaking on the lake is another great way to explore this natural wonderland. Hire kayaks or take a guided tour to get up close to the lake's wildlife.

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Hiking is another way to explore the Lake Skadar National Park. You can hike over old Ottoman bridges and swim in hidden pools and waterfalls.

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Wine and Food tasting - this is Montenegro's premier wine-making region. Book a wine and food tasting to try local specialties like Vranac wine, fruit brandies, cured meats, cheeses and local produce.

Top Accommodation in Virpazar

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Vida's House is a comfortable apartment in an idyllic location overlooking the lake in the heart of Virpazar.

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Eco Resort Cermeniza is part of one of Virpazar's top wineries. The resort is nestled in a tranquil rural setting and has beautiful stone cottages surrounding a pool with an incredible view.

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Hoopoe Glamping offers a luxurious and sustainable camping experience in the national park. With lots of green space, bbq facilities and breakfast, this is an ideal place for couples and families.

Day 5: Virpazar to Ulcinj

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Distance: 50km, 1 hour drive.

This stretch will take you along the south coast of Montenegro. Along the way you'll pass Bar, a vibrant seaside town where you can see the Ottoman Turks' influence on local culture.

Ulcinj is off the beaten path for most tourists visiting Montenegro. But it’s a good destination for those looking for beach parties or a less-touristy beach stay. 

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Bar is a great place to experience Montenegro's cultural mix. You can explore the old town, try Turkish-influenced food in the restaurants and visit one of the world's oldest olive trees.

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Valdanos Cove is an idyllic cove surrounded by 85,000 olive trees. The cove was a popular Yugoslav-era resort. The resort has been abandoned for years but it's still a popular spot for more intrepid travellers to take a dip.

Things to Do in Ulcinj

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Velika Plaža (Long Beach) is Ulcinj's most popular drawcard. The 12km-long sandy beach draws holiday-makers all summer and is popular with kite surfers.

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Ulcinj Old Town was built by the Illyrians 2,500 years ago. You can visit the town museum to learn about this former slave-trading town and explore the stone alleyways. Have a drink at the former Venetian Palace (now Hotel Palata Venezia) to enjoy the view!

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Mala Plaža (Small Beach) lies beneath the old town and is a pretty, sandy cove for cooling off during Montenegro's hot summer.

Top Accommodation in Ulcinj

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Hotel Palata Venezia lies in the former palace of the Venetian administrator. It has fabulous sea views and is a short walk to the town beach.

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Countryside Villa is a luxurious villa in the country 5km from Ulcinj. With restful natural interiors and its rural location, this is a beautiful retreat to enjoy the area's natural beauty.

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The Beach House with the Magical Sunsets is the perfect place for a beach holiday. Located directly on the beach at Velika Plaža, the house is fully-equipped and comes with magical sunsets as promised!

Day 6: Ulcinj to the Budva Riviera

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Distance: 65km, 1 hr 20 mins drive.

The Budva Riviera is Montenegro's most popular beach resort. This busy town is full of beachside resorts, an old town, offers the best nightlife in Montenegro and has must-see Sveti Stefan!

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Petrovac is a classic Mediterranean seaside village. You can walk along the promenade, try fresh seafood at one of the restaurants (try Konoba Mediteraneo) and enjoy the views from the citadel.

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Sveti Stefan is a must-see in Montenegro. Drive down to the hamlet, take a swim on the pink pebble beach and take a walk through Miloćer Forest Park to Pržno for a seaside seafood meal.

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Things to Do in Budva

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Budva old town was founded by the Illyrians 2,500 years ago but was mainly developed by the Venetians. You can visit the churches, citadel and town museum which displays artefacts and traditional costume of the town.

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Mogren Beach is a few minutes' walk from Budva's bustling old town. The warm waters and golden beach surrounded by forested cliffs feel like a world away from the busyness of Budva.

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Aquapark Budva is an expansive complex of pools and waterslides. With a play area for young kids, swim-up-bar and slides ranging from mild to terrifying, it's a great place to cool off.

Top Hill is one of the biggest nightclub's in the Balkans. It fills with up to 5,000 people a night all summer and hosts international bands and djs. With a curfew of 1am at the bars in the old town, Top Hill offers dancing, vodka bars and Jacuzzi bars and VIP areas til dawn.

Top Accommodation on the Budva Riviera

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Dukley Hotel and Resort is one of Montenegro's best luxury hotels. With private beaches, an hourly water taxi to Budva old town and every whim catered to, this is one of the best places to stay in Budva.

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Hotel California by Aycon is one of Montenegro's best luxury hotels. With private beaches, an hourly water taxi to Budva old town and every whim catered to, this is one of the best places to stay in Budva.

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Fontana Seafront Residences lie on Slovenska Plaža beach in the centre of BudvaThe beach, restaurant and old town are all a short walk away. The spacious apartments are self-catering but there's also an onsite restaurant if you don't feel like cooking.

Day 7: Budva to the Bay of Kotor via Lovćen National Park

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Distance: 75km, 2 hrs drive.

This route takes you through the mountains to Montenegro’s old royal capital – Cetinje. In the small town you can visit the monastery, national museums and the former palace.

Then the route takes you to Lovćen National Park and down the serpentine road to Kotor. The serpentine road has 25 hairpin turns so it’s a slow drive, but the views are breath-taking!

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Cetinje is the old royal capital of Montenegro. In Montenegro's heyday this little town was full of diplomats and royalty. You can visit the monastery, old palaces and national museum here.

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Petar II Petrović-Njegoš mausoleum is a must-see in Lovćen National Park. Petar II Petrović Njegoš is an icon in Montenegro and Serbia and from his mausoleum you'll get views as far as Croatia and Albania.

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Ivanova Korita is a recreation site at the centre of Lovćen National Park. With barbecues, restaurant, playground, fields, walking and biking tracks, it's a great place to stretch your legs.

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Adventure Park Lovćen has tree-tops ropes courses for all age groups. There are courses for children as young as 5 through to courses that challenge adults.

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Njeguši is where Montenegro's best prosciutto (njeguški pršut) is made. Stop to see the smoke houses and try proscuitto, cheese and brandy. Visit Petar II Petrović-Njegoš’ house, which has been turned into a museum and Montenegro's oldest restaurant, Kod Pera na Bukoviću.

Things to Do in the Bay of Kotor

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Kotor is the gem of Kotor Bay and the old town is a must-see. You'll find lots of things to see and do here and it's a convenient central base.

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Perast is an idyllic town near Kotor. The town was once the centre of wealth and power in the bay and the shore is lined with baroque palaces.

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Our Lady of the Rocks is one of the bay's most popular attractions. Our Lady of the Rocks is one of the bay's most popular attractions. The island has beautiful church and adjoining museum where you can see local artworks and artefacts.

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Roman Mosaics in Risan are the remnants of a Roman villa built between 96 and 192 AD. The mosaic floors have been painstakingly reconstructed and this mosaic of the god Hypnos is the only one in the world.

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The Blue Cave lies on Luštica Peninsula and taking a boat tour from Kotor Bay to the cave is one of the most popular things to do in the Bay of Kotor. Tours start from 3 hours and include visits to other attractions too.

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San Giovanni Fortress lies on the hill above Kotor. You can walk up the old town wall to the fortress at the top, where you'll get incredible views of the Bay of Kotor.

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The Ladder of Kotor is a longer but easier hike above Kotor. Follow the old donkey path behind the town to avoid crowds and get magnificent views.

Top  Accommodation in Kotor

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Hotel Palazzo Radomiri is a seaside hotel in an old baroque palace near Kotor. The small boutique hotel has a pool and tranquil garden that's perfect for relaxing.

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Hotel Drusko is a boutique hotel in the heart of the old town. Channeling old Kotor in it's decor and ambiance, the hotel has restaurants and attractions on its doorstep.

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Muo Apartments are modern apartments with a pool in Muo. The apartments are in a peaceful hamlet 1km from Kotor and have beautiful views over the bay.

Day 8: End of the Montenegro Road Trip

This is the end of the one week Montenegro road trip itinerary. This itinerary has covered so much of Montenegro's beauty, history, culture and cuisine you'll go home knowing you didn't miss a thing!

That's one of the best things about Montenegro - you can experience so much diversity in such a small area!

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Frequently Asked Questions About a 1 Week Montenegro Itinerary

What are the must-see destinations in Montenegro for a 1-week trip?

The must-see destinations in Montenegro for a 1-week trip are the Bay of Kotor, Sveti Stefan, Lovćen National Park, Durmitor National Park, Lake Skadar National Park, Ostrog Monastery, Budva and the Tara River Canyon.

How much time should I spend in each destination?

You should plan to spend at least one night in the mountains, make it Žabljak if you only have one night because you can get to many attractions from there. You can easily spend several nights in the Bay of Kotor and/or the Budva Riviera where there’s also a lot to see and do.

How many days in Montenegro is enough?

Ideally, you need to spend at least 5 days in Montenegro. 7 days will give you enough time to see the main attractions, while 10-14 days will give you enough time to explore the top destinations and enjoy some time on the beach!

Is 7 days enough in Montenegro?

7 days is about ideal for a road trip in Montenegro. It gives you enough time to explore Kotor, Perast, Budva and Lake Skadar, Lovćen and Durmitor national parks. You can add extra days to have more time on the beach.

How to spend 7 days in Montenegro?

This is the best way to spend 7 days in Montenegro:

  1. Day 1: Kotor Bay
  2. Day 2: Kotor Bay - Durmitor National Park
  3. Day 3: Durmitor National Park - Biogradska Gora National Park
  4. Day 4: Biogradska Gora National Park - Lake Skadar National Park
  5. Day 5: Lake Skadar National Park - Ulcinj
  6. Day 6: Ulcinj - Budva
  7. Day 7: Budva - Kotor via Lovćen National Park

How long would it take to drive around Montenegro?

You can drive around Montenegro is just 1 day, however to see the destinations properly I recommend spending at least 5 days driving around Montenegro.

Is it worth hiring a car in Montenegro?

Yes, it is worth hiring a car in Montenegro. Hiring a car will allow you to fit more into your stay, give you the flexibility to explore and stop wherever you like and make your travels more comfortable. I recommend hiring a car with Localrent for the best prices and choice.

Is Montenegro right or left hand drive?

In Montenegro you drive on the right hand side of the road.

How safe is it to drive in Montenegro?

It’s safe to drive in Montenegro as long as you take it easy. If you are a confident driver you’ll have no trouble driving in Montenegro. The roads tend to be windy and often narrow (especially compared to US standards), but they are generally good roads, well sign-posted and easy to navigate.

Can Americans/US citizens drive in Montenegro?

Yes, Americans/US citizens can drive in Montenegro. You can use your American driver’s license to hire a car and drive in Montenegro. You don’t need to have an international driver’s license, any license written in the Latin/Roman alphabet is valid for use in Montenegro.

Can you get around Montenegro without a car?

Yes, you can get around Montenegro without a car. Montenegro has an intercity bus service and bus stations in each town. However, many attractions aren’t covered by these bus routes so you will need to take tours, catch taxis or find other ways to get to them.

What are the best activities to do in Montenegro?

The best activities to do in Montenegro include swimming on the beaches, kayaking, hiking, taking boat trips, canyoning, white water rafting, coasteering, food and wine tastings and exploring the old towns.

How much does it cost to travel to Montenegro for a week?

The cost to travel to Montenegro for a week depends on how you want to travel. Montenegro is a very affordable destination compared to western European countries.

You can find accommodation in hostels for as little as €25 and in luxury hotels for as much as €800 per night. Meals average around €10-20 in restaurants and car hire starts from just €16 per day.

Is it safe to travel in Montenegro?

Yes, it is safe to travel in Montenegro. Tourists are very safe in Montenegro and it’s common for locals to hitchhike here.

Is Montenegro safe for solo female travelers?

Montenegro is very safe for solo female travelers. I have never felt unsafe anywhere in Montenegro and Montenegrin men tend to be chivalrous, if anything. Of course, when in popular tourist locations like bars and nightclubs, always take the usual precautions like watching your drink and avoiding walking alone at night.

What is the weather like in Montenegro during my travel dates?

The weather in Montenegro is mild and Mediterranean on the coast and more continental as you travel inland. Summers are hot and dry throughout Montenegro. Winters on the coast are mild and wet, but on the coast they’re cold and snowy. Spring is warm from May onwards with some rain. Autumn is warm and usually cools around the end of September.

What is the best month to visit Montenegro?

September is the best month to visit Montenegro because the weather is still perfect for the beach and there are less crowds than in July and August. However, any time between April and November are good for visiting Montenegro.

What is the local cuisine like in Montenegro, and what are some must-try dishes?

The local cuisine in Montenegro depends on the geographical area. Seafood features heavily in cuisine on the coast, with traditional dishes including calamari, cuttlefish, mussels, prawns and local fish like sea bass. Inland traditional cuisine includes lamb, potatoes, beans, cornmeal and various dairy products like cheese and yogurt.

Must-try dishes include Balkan grill, sea bream, black risotto, kačmak (polenta), pies, njeguski steak, seafood stew, lamb cooked in milk and meat roasted under the sač (iron dome).

What are the best beaches in Montenegro?

The best beaches in Montenegro are Sveti Stefan, Mogren, Plavi Horizonti and Bečići.

What are the cultural and historical landmarks in Montenegro that I should visit?

The cultural and historical landmarks in Montenegro that you should visit are Ostrog Monastery, Kotor old town, Our Lady of the Rocks, Cetinje, Njeguši, Lake Skadar National Park and Petar II Petrović Njegoš Mausoleum

Is Croatia or Montenegro more beautiful?

Both Croatia and Montenegro are very beautiful countries. Montenegro has an authentic rustic charm and the advantage of a lot of diversity in a small geographical area. If you are interested in visiting both countries you can find my round-up of the best tours to Montenegro and Croatia here

Is Montenegro a party destination?

Montenegro is a great destination for nightlife. In summer you’ll find bars and clubs all along the coast, but Kotor and Budva are the top places to go out at night. Budva has one of Europe’s largest nightclubs, Tophill, that features international acts all summer.

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