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There are lots of Montenegro attractions to choose from on your visit to this little jewel of a country.
There's something for everyone and, thanks to Montenegro's compact size, you can easily get around them all in less than a week.
If you love nature, you’ll love the national parks.
If you love history and architecture the old towns and museums will be right up your alley.
And if you love keep active, you’ll want to check out some of the activity tours that visit these attractions.
Let's explore Montenegro's top attractions...
Discover the history and beauty of Montenegro's fairy tale, walled town for a glimpse into life in the Bay of Kotor through the centuries.
Discover the highlights of Kotor, along with entrance fees, opening hours and how long you'll need to see each.
St Tryphon Cathedral is one of Kotor's most popular attractions. Find out what you should see when you visit this 800 year old church.
Get the best views in Kotor by walking up Kotor's fortress walls. Warning: they don't call it a 'huff n puff' hike for nothing!
Follow the centuries-old trail that connected Kotor's ports with inland merchants. No crowds up here, just fresh air and epic views.
Explore a 2,000 year old Roman villa through its mosaic floor in the Bay of Kotor's oldest settlement.
Visit one of the Bay of Kotor's most idyllic towns, with its Baroque palaces and island churches.
Visit Our Lady of the Rocks, one of the Bay of Kotor's top attractions, without making the mistake many tourists make.
Budva is one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast. Explore the old town before cooling off on one of its beautiful beaches.
Budva is known for its stunning beaches. From pebbly to sandy, there's a beach on the Budva Riviera to suit everyone.
Sveti Stefan is a 15th century islet surrounded by pink pebble beaches. Take an island tour, cool off on the beach and wander through the forest's olive groves.
Swim in the bright blue waters of the Blue Cave. There are lots of ways to get there including boat, kayak and even coasteering tours.
Discover the unique flavour of Bar's east-meets-west culture and walk the ruins of its abandoned old town.
Off-the-beaten-path Ulcinj is rapidly becoming a very cool destination for those looking for beach parties without the crowds.
Ostrog Montenegro a unique 17th century Orthodox Christian monastery built into the side of a sheer cliff face.
Cetinje is Montenegro's old royal capital. Visit the national museum, King Nikola's Court and see the Blue Palace.
A favourite Montenegro attractions for families, take a mini train ride to the cave entrance before heading underground into the cave's 3.5km of tunnels.
A great place to stop to try Montenegro's specialities: prosciutto and cheese from Njeguši village. Visit a smokehouse and see the birthplace of Petar II Petrović Njegoš.
Bottle feed piglets, get chased by emus and give love (and carrots) to the abandoned and orphaned collection of animals that call Montenegro's only sanctuary home.
Climb to the 15th century fortress that overlooks magnificent Skadar Lake at Žabljak Crnojevića, the medieval capital of Montenegro.
Lake Skadar is the largest lake in the Balkans and it’s an important wetland for over 280 bird species, including the endangered Dalmatian Pelican. It’s one of my favourite Montenegro attractions, especially in spring when the lake is teeming with life.
The lake is stunningly beautiful and there’s plenty to see and do there. You can take boat cruises on the lake, go bird-watching, kayaking, biking, hiking and on wine and gastronomy tours. There’s also a excellent visitor’s centre with an interesting display about Montenegro’s national parks and cultural heritage.
If you’ve seen stunning pictures of views over Kotor and looking down the length of the Bay of Kotor, they were probably taken from the road to Lovćen National Park.
From Kotor there’s a serpentine road with 25 hairpin turns that leads you up towards Njeguši village and Mount Lovćen. This is where you'll get these incredible views.
You can stop in Njeguši village, the home of Montenegrin prosciutto, to try a little prosciutto, cheese, wine and rakija. You'll find signs along the road selling domaći (homemade) produce and you can visit Montenegro's oldest restaurant, Kafana Kod Pera na Bukoviću. You can also visit the birthplace of Petar Petrović Njegoš, Montenegro's revered bishop prince and poet.
Once you get to Lovćen National Park you can visit Petar Petrović Njegoš' mausoleum and have a picnic or barbecue in the mountain air at Ivanova Korita. You can even try your skills at the Adventure Park, a set of high-ropes courses that’s suitable for everyone from 5 years old. To finish, you can either return to the coast via Cetinje and Budva or back down the serpentine road.
Get panoramic views and visit the final resting place of one of Montenegro's favourite sons, Petar II Petrović Njegoš.
Durmitor National Park lies in the north west of Montenegro. It's only around two hours' drive from the coast and it's home of to some of Montenegro's most stunning and dramatic landscapes.
Durmitor is a popular destination for hiking (grab a copy of the Mountains of Montenegro if you're interested in hiking in Montenegro) and the Tara Canyon runs through the national park.
Žabljak is a mountain town in the national park that's great for a night or two while you explore the area. You can go rafting, walk the scenic trail around the Black Lake, see the stećci (medieval tombstones) by Ribljsko Jezero and try some regional specialties like kačamak, cheeses and lamb cooked in milk. Drive the Durmitor Ring to see some of the area's beautiful scenery, particularly through the Sedlo Pass.
You'll find lots of good accommodation options in Žabljak, including hotels, apartments and traditional-style bungalows.
Surrounded by dense forest, with a backdrop of Međed Peak, the Black Lake in Montenegro is a stunning place to visit and the perfect introduction to Durmitor National Park.
The Tara River Canyon is the deepest canyon in Europe and a magnificent natural area in Durmitor National Park.
Spanning the majestic Tara Canyon, the Đurđevića Tara Bridge is a marvel of engineering and has some of the best views you'll ever see!
Take a scenic drive through Durmitor National Park's stunning scenery on a circuitous route called the Durmitor Ring.
Visit the stećci, medieval tombstones that are only found in this part of the Balkans and discover a secret place to cool off in summer heat.
Biogradska Gora National Park is the smallest of Montenegro's five national parks, but it's well worth putting on your list of Montenegro attractions to visit. Biogradska Gora is one of only three virgin forests in Europe and the trees here are up to 400 years old.
The main attraction in the park is Lake Biograd. You can take a walk around the lake or row around it. You'll also find lots of walking and biking trails in the park. The Bjelasica mountain range is a great area for more serious hiking. It's also where you can experience the katuns, the traditional summer pastures with their shepherds' huts, an integral part of traditional Montenegrin culture.
Kolašin lies a short drive from Biogradska Gora and has good-quality accommodation in all price ranges, tours and some excellent restaurants where you can try traditional fare from this region.