Discover and learn a lot about Montenegro in this 10 day Montenegro Itinerary! Not only you will visit amazing places but also get the chance to do unique but fun activities.
Montenegro is relatively a small country that one can explore easily from one point to another. However, it may be difficult to do if you don’t have a concrete and organized plan before you fly here. If you’re eyeing to explore this Balkan country for 10 days, then you’re on the right page. We made this Montenegro Itinerary article so that you can have an idea of how to enjoy Montenegro in 10 days.
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3 Days in the Center – Montenegro Itinerary
Let’s start your 10 days Montenegro itinerary right. To get to enjoy your first 3 days in Montenegro, we recommend you to visit the city of Cetinje, the small town of Virpazar on the Skadar lake coast, and its surrounding area. Lake Skadar is the largest lake in the Balkans, and one of the largest in all of Europe. The surrounding area offers a large number of opportunities for accommodation and vacation in nature.
Kayaking and Canoeing are just some of the best adventure activities you can do here. You will get to learn more about this unusual place with all its specifics. If, however, you don’t fancy these kinds of activities, then you can try the boat tours instead. The water area’s diverse flora and fauna and the country’s best wine offer is something you shouldn’t miss.
Furthermore, you can also try wine tasting and swimming which are common activities in the area as well.
After visiting the south side of the lake, we recommend visiting the north of the lake and the Rijeka Crnojevića town. The scenic view of Virpazar – Rijeka road will give you the opportunity to stop by and admire the view of the lake and the mountains. The most famous viewpoint in Montenegro is also there – Pavlova Strana. Traveling from the small town of Virpazar to Cetinje is around 15 minutes by car so it’s very convenient. Cetinje is the former royal capital of Montenegro. It is the cradle of Montenegrin culture and history.
In Cetinje, you can visit museums, the famous Lovcen National Park, Njegos Mausoleum, and other attractions that will let you know more about the place’s rich history. During clear days, you can see entire Montenegro from this place. If you do not like to spend too much time driving, we recommend you spend your last night in Cetinje and from there head directly to the coast. In that case, it would be amazing to go to the shore by the old Njeguši – Kotor road and get to enjoy the fantastic view of the Bay of Kotor.
Located in Virpazar, Guesthouse Aleksej offers a restaurant, a garden, and accommodation with a patio and free WiFi. All units come with a terrace with garden views, a kitchenette with a microwave and a fridge, and a shared bathroom. Guests can also enjoy a continental breakfast.
Price: Starts at $22 per night for a , taxes and charges included, free breakfast, and it offers a free cancellation.
Mid Range to Luxury
Located in Virpazar, 1.7 km from Lake Skadar, Prevalis Nature Cottage offers a restaurant, free bikes, and air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. There is a fully equipped kitchen and a private bathroom. Vegetarian and gluten-free breakfast options are available every morning at the apartment. There is also a garden with a barbecue at this property and guests can go canoeing nearby.
Price: Starts at $96 per night for a , add $3 for taxes and charges, $4 for breakfast, and it offers a free cancellation.
3 Days in the South – Montenegro Itinerary
To transfer from Podgorica to the coast, you can ride a bus or train and cab. From Cetinje, you can travel by bus or cab (no trains available). The highlight of the Montenegrin Coastline is the famous Bay of Kotor. The fortified town of Kotor is located on the Adriatic Coast of Montenegro and is also one of the most visited cities in the country. During the exploration of Kotor and its ancient walls, you won’t feel the time passing by. Once you find yourself in the bay, don’t miss out on the old town of Perast and its islet Our Lady of Rocks. Since the Montenegrin Coast only requires a short trip, you’ll still have the opportunity to visit the rest of the nearby places. Just half an hour’s drive from Kotor, there is Budva, whose old town is worth a visit.
Do you like the beach and the nightlife? Budva is the destination you should go to! This town is popular for having wonderful beaches and vibrant nightlife. It’s highly recommended that during the summer months you choose one of the beaches between Budva and Petrovac for swimming: Reževići, Drobni Pijesak, Kamenovo, Perazića Do, Lučice, etc. But other than swimming and beaches, you can also visit the Old Town, museums, monasteries and the Citadel. If you are the type who does not hold a place and loves exploring all the time, spend the last of the three “sea” nights in Ulcinj.
Ulcinj is a town located on the southern coast of Montenegro. After spending time in the Bay of Kotor, Ulcinj will give you the feeling that you have just arrived on another continent. In Ulcinj, you can visit the popular Bojana River and its great sandy beaches. Just remember that the place can be crowded during the peak summer season.
Located in Kotor, Apartments Kaludjerovic offers air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-Fi, a TV and kitchen facilities. A bus station with links to Kotor and Dubrovnik is 50 m away, while the beach is within 100 m. Tiled floors and a fridge are featured in all accommodation units. Owners can arrange meals on-site upon the previous requests.
Price: Starts at $22 per night for a , add $2 for taxes and charges, $6 for breakfast (optional), and it is non-refundable.
Located in Budva, Hotel Vissi D’Arte offers luxurious and spacious rooms with an artistic touch. Rooms and suites are equipped with modern furniture, comfortable Hästens beds, flat-screen satellite TV, and a balcony or a terrace offering a view of the Adriatic Sea. The private bathrooms come with a bath or shower, luxury toiletries, and bathrobes. Guests at Boutique Hotel Vissi d’Arte can also enjoy a daily buffet breakfast or in-room breakfast.
Price: Starts at $349 per night for a , taxes and charges included, free breakfast, and it offers a free cancellation.
3 Days in the North – Montenegro Itinerary
Durmitor National Park
On the first two nights of the last triptych of your vacation in Montenegro, you can spend them in Žabljak or Plužine. Why? Because these are the best starting points for exploring the Durmitor National Park and Piva Nature Park. We highly suggest that you spend at least a day at the Durmitor Park so you spend more time at the Black Lake and the Durmitor Ring. However, you can only visit the Durmitor Ring by car. If you don’t have a car, you can instead go to Black and Snake Lakes. After this, you can spend the next day at Plužine.
You can opt to visit Plužine, the Piva region, and the Piva lake. The Piva Nature Park and the lake are places that offer tranquility and can literally give you peace of mind. Enjoy memorable rides and walks and soak up scenes you will always remember.
Tara River Canyon, Kolašin, and Biogradska Gora
As they say, save the best for last. On your last day, spend it at the Tara River Canyon, Kolašin, and Biogradska Gora. The region is most popularly known during the winter season because of its ski resorts. Not only that but there are also mountain rivers, traditional rural architecture, and of course, kačamak – a very delicious dish. If in case, you decide to reverse the order of “mountain” days, the best option is to go to Kolašin from Podgorica by train if you do not have a car. The scenery is surreal that you will feel like in a movie while passing by an old-fashioned train through the indescribable canyon of Morača.
Located in Zabljak, Holiday Home Vile Calimero is about 3 km from Crno Jezero Lake. Featuring a terrace, the accommodation comes with a dining area and a seating area with a satellite flat-screen TV. There is also a kitchen, equipped with a dishwasher and oven. A microwave and toaster are also featured, as well as a kettle. There is a private bathroom with slippers in every unit. Guests can also engage in various activities, such as skiing and hiking.
Price: Starts at $48 per night for a , add $2 for taxes and charges, and it offers a free cancellation.
Mid Range to Luxury
Featuring garden views, Villa Lux Vasilisa provides accommodation with a patio and a kettle, around 13 km from Viewpoint Tara Canyon. The villa features 4 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a fridge, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the property.
Price: Starts at $181 per night for a , add $2 for taxes and charges, and it’s partially refundable.
When traveling to a new place or country and get to enjoy the trip, it is very important to plan accordingly to avoid stress. With this 10 day Montenegro itinerary, you’ll get the idea of how to maximize your time while exploring this marvelous country in the Balkans.
About the Writer
Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.
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