The Best Things To Do In Montenegro

There are so many things to do in Montenegro, you'll never be bored... unless you want to be!

That's one of the things that makes Montenegro such a great place for a vacation.

Whether you're into sun-worshipping, extreme sports, history, food and wine, or just want a great family getaway... Montenegro has something for everyone.

There's a huge variety of things to do in Montenegro on your holiday...

Discover all the incredible things you can do in Montenegro. From the mountains to the sea, Montenegro has so much to offer!Get this pic at the Petar Petrovic Njegos mausoleum in Lovcen National Park
  • Enjoy a sun-filled holiday lazing on the beach or an active holiday hiking mountains
  • Go diving or explore ruins
  • Experience rustic village life or admire super yachts
  • Take a relaxing boat tour
  • Try canyoning or whitewater rafting

Here, I'll help you find the best things to do in Montenegro during your stay.

I've put together an easy-reference list of attractions, activities and tours that you can explore. You'll also be able to enquire about and book activities here.

If you're just getting started booking your trip to Montenegro, this is a great page to bookmark so you can come back later to browse and book anything you decide you want to do here.

Local's Tip: If you're interested in any tour or activity, my advice is to enquire early! Many tours, especially in less touristy destinations away from the coast, don't run every day and you'll need to enquire and book early to avoid missing out. 


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Things to do by destination

Attractions

National parks

Activity-based holidays

Guided tours

Boat tours

Water sports

Rent a boat

Biking

Hiking

ATV tours

Beaches

Bird watching

Wine and gastronomy

Horse riding

More things to do

Museums

Scenic drives


Free Montenegro vacation and holiday planning guide, written by Montenegro destination expert.

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Attractions

The Blue Cave is one of Montenegro's top attractions and things to do.The Blue Cave. Image: Deposit Photos

Montenegro is full of interesting sites to visit. And each has its own unique story. These attractions cover everything from historical sites national parks and visiting them will help you get know Montenegro's unique culture.

The old towns of Montenegro offer you a glimpse into the country's past. There are 7 to see and I've listed them in order of popularity:


National Parks of Montenegro

If you thought all the best things to do in Montenegro were on the coast, you'd be missing out on the gorgeous national parks!

No trip to Montenegro would be complete without a visit to one of the national parks. This is where you'll find the 'wild beauty' Montenegro is known for.

There are five national parks:

Walking around the Black Lake, Durmitor National Park - one of the best things to do in Montenegro.The Black Lake, Durmitor National Park. Image: Deposit Photos

Activity-based holidays

Booking a package with your activities included is a great way to see some of the best sights, without having to do all the research yourself.

Each itinerary is 'tried and tested' so you know you're getting the best. My local partners are also happy to personalise itineraries and create bespoke itineraries so you get exactly what you want. 


Activities

Guided Tours

This is one of the most popular things to do in Montenegro. You can hire a guide to show you some of Montenegro's top sights and tell you about the local history and culture.

A word of caution from someone who's been there and done that: almost every tour comes with rakija (brandy) shots... it's part of the culture! 


Boat Tours

Dolphin watching - one of many great things to do in Montenegro.

Getting out in a boat is one of our favourite things to do in Montenegro, especially between June and October, when it's hot out. Fast boat or slow boat, it doesn't matter. We love to cruise along the coast admiring the stone fishing villages and discovering hidden coves to swim.

Here are the top boat tours you can do:


Water Sports

Rafting in the Tara Canyon is one of the most popular things to do in Montenegro.Rafting in Tara Canyon. Image: WikiCommons

From April to November there are lots of things to do on Montenegro's coast, lakes and rivers. The water is so warm and clear throughout the summer; it's the perfect place to try some of these activities, even if you've never tried them before.


Rent a Boat

You can hire a boat to take you wherever you like for a day - speeding along the coast, discovering deserted beaches and exploring the coastal villages is an unforgettable experience.


Biking

You can find some great biking in Montenegro. There are biking tours with breathtaking scenery, self-guided biking tours, mountain biking trails, bike rentals and trails along old, deserted train routes. This is a great way to explore Montenegro's natural beauty.


Hiking

You might think of warm water and azure beaches when you think of Montenegro. But Montenegro was named after its mountains. The name 'Crna Gora' which is the local name for Montenegro, means 'Black Mountain' when translated. 

The striking and wild mountain ranges are just begging to be explored and hiking is one of things to do in Montenegro that can help you do just that!


ATV Tours

ATV tours, one of the many things to do in Montenegro.Image: Daliibor Sevaljic

ATV tours in Montenegro combine jaw-dropping scenery with the thrill of an off-road quad bike tour. 


Beaches

Lazing on the beach - one of the best things to do in Montenegro.Mogren Beach, Budva

Does your ideal holiday mean days full of sun, rest and relaxation? All you’ll need to bring is a few good books and Montenegro will take care of the rest.

Budva is known for it's amazing beaches. Fine, pink pebbles; soft, golden sand; azure water... tick, tick and tick! Budva has it all. 


Bird Watching

Lake Skadar is home to over 280 bird species including the endangered Dalmatian Pelican. 

You can take boat and kayak tours on the lake specifically to go bird-watching. These take you to the bird reserves around the lake and are guided by knowledgeable locals.

Bird watching - one of the many great things to do in Montenegro.Pelican on Lake Skadar. Image: Deposit Photos

Wine And Gastronomy

Personally, I think the local food is an unsung hero in Montenegro. It's fresh, it's delicious, and there's a huge variety of food from hearty mountain fare to fresh-caught seafood.

Make sure you put trying some local specialties on your list of things to do in Montenegro!

If you'd like some suggestions of what to eat and drink, I've made a list for you here.

Wine tasting - one of the best things to do in Montenegro.Wine from the renown Crmnica region

Horse Riding

Horse riding - one of the off-the-beaten-track things to do in Montenegro.

Get off the beaten track literally and figuratively with a horse riding experience in Montenegro.

Horse riding is one of the best ways to explore Montenegro's diverse beauty. You can explore places cars can't go and tourists don't go, so you'll see some of our most wild and beautiful places. 

There are horse treks available for beginners to experienced riders. 


More Things To Do In Montenegro

There are two websites where you can find lots of things to do in Montenegro:

Both offer a wide range of tours through locals partners and have online booking.


Museums

Montenegro is a treasure trove of interesting history. And the museums are fascinating places to visit. They harbour relics from prehistoric times through Illyrian, Byzantine, Venetian, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian rule. 

The National Museum is in Cetinje and all the major towns have exhibits of their own. 


Scenic Drives

Scenic drives - one of the many great things to do in Montenegro.View of the Bay of Kotor from Lovcen National Park

It's hard to miss beautiful vistas as you drive around Montenegro. I've been known to say "Slow down! I'm enjoying the scenery" as we drive around the country. 

If you're wondering where you should go to make the most of the scenery, I've put together a list of the 5 most scenic drives in Montenegro.


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