Discover and learn a lot about Montenegro in this 7 day Montenegro Itinerary! Not only you will visit amazing places but also get the chance to do unique but fun activities.
If you have decided to finally travel to the Balkans, we highly recommend you include Montenegro! It’s relatively a small country that you can literally go around if you have a car. Known as a mountainous country, Montenegro is boasting a lot of beautiful nature and activities. Get the opportunity to see a UNESCO protected zone, one of the deepest canyons in Europe, and try amazing dishes. All of that is possible! But how can you do that without a proper plan? Especially if you’re not that familiar with this Balkan country. No worries, you’re on the right page! Below is a 7 day Montenegro itinerary that could help you in your future journey to this country.
7 Day Montenegro Itinerary
Day 1 – Tivat, Kotor, and Perast
To start your tour in Montenegro, we recommend you to visit Tivat, especially if you landed at Tivat Airport. From Tivat, you can also easily go to Kotor and explore the place. Visit the Old Town and the Bay of Kotor. The town and its surround is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The old town has lots of squares to visit and cafes to stop in for a break. Not only that, but you can also admire the city walls, the famous Cathedral of St. Tripun, the Maritime Museum, the palaces of old Kotor families, etc. If you’re not yet tired, you can visit Ancient Perast. You can also take a ride around the bay and return to Tivat / Kotor by ferry from Kamenari.
Hostel Amigo offers accommodation with a garden and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests who drive. All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer, and a desk. At the hostel, the rooms are equipped with a wardrobe and a shared bathroom.
Price: Starts at $13 per night for a , add $1 for taxes and charges, and it offers a free cancellation.
Blue Kotor Bay Premium Resort is an adults-only hotel and consists of rooms and suites equipped with modern amenities and elegantly decorated in bright tones. Stylish rooms and suites come with a balcony and panoramic view of Kotor Bay. Some of the modern amenities include a kettle and a flat-screen TV. Guests can enjoy at the private beach with sunbeds and sun umbrellas, as well as use a beach concierge service upon previous request.
Price: Starts at $206 per night for a , add $4 for taxes and charges, breakfast included, and it offers a free cancellation.
Day 2 – Cetinje and Njegusi
The next day, we recommend you visit Cetinje and explore the famous Lovćen National Park. From Kotor, drive to the village of Njeguši on the most famous Montenegrin serpentines and enjoy the view. When we say Njeguši, you shouldn’t miss trying prosciutto, cheese, and mead. These foods will absolutely be one of the highlights of your day. After a short drive, you will reach the second largest peak of Lovćen and the Njegos Mausoleum. After wandering around Cetinje for a day, spend the night there to get ready for Budva the next day.
Set in Cetinje in the Cetinje County region and Lovcen National Park reachable within 21 km, Apartments Kapisoda offers accommodation with free WiFi. Offering garden or city views, each unit comes with a kitchen, a satellite flat-screen TV and Blu-ray player, desk, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. The accommodation also has a spa bath.
Price: Starts at $23 per night for a , add $2 for taxes and charges, and it’s non-refundable.
Set within Lovćen National Park, Hotel Monte Rosa enjoys a quiet setting offering views of the surrounding mountains. Each room provides a flat-screen satellite TV, minibar, and refrigerator. Featuring a shower, a private bathroom also comes with bathrobes and free toiletries. Amenities also include a desk and a safety deposit box. The property offers free parking, as well as car and bike rental service.
Price: Starts at $105 per night for a , add $2 for taxes and charges, breakfast included, and it offers a free cancellation.
Day 3 – Budva, Sveti Stefan, Petrovac, Bar, and Ulcinj
Leave Cetinje early in the morning and head to Budva. This town is located on the Adriatic Sea and is a part of the Budva Riviera. You don’t need to take so much time to tour this scenic town. In just a few hours of driving, the road will take you along the Montenegrin coast next to Sveti Stefan, Petrovac, Bar, and the southernmost Montenegrin town – Ulcinj. Don’t forget to visit the 13km Long Beach. There are also a lot of seafood restaurants in the area so you don’t have to worry if you feel hungry.
Guesthouse Liamra is an air-conditioned property located in Ulcinj. It offers units with balconies and free Wi-Fi access. All accommodation units come with a flat-screen satellite TV and a fridge. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with towels. Surrounded by a garden, Guesthouse Liamra also offers a spacious rooftop terrace that overlooks the sea, as well as a bar that provides evening entertainment.
Price: Starts at $13 per night for a , add $2 for taxes and charges, $6 for breakfast (optional), and it offers a free cancellation.
Situated in Ulcinj, 3 km from Velika Plaza Beach, Plaza Hotel&SPA features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness center, and a bar. All rooms at the hotel are fitted with a seating area. At Plaza Hotel&SPA the rooms have a desk and a flat-screen TV. An à la carte breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation. Plaza Hotel&SPA offers 5-star accommodation with a spa center and a children’s playground. It also offers a hammam, evening entertainment, and a 24-hour front desk.
Price: Starts at $145 per night for a , add $2 for taxes and charges, breakfast included, and it offers a free cancellation.
Day 4 – Virpazar and Lake Skadar
After spending the night at Ulcinj, head your way to Virpazar in the morning. This is where you will see the largest lake in the Balkans and also one of the five National Parks of Montenegro, Lake Skadar. There are plenty of activities to do here including boating, kayaking, or canoeing. You can also try wine tasting in the area before you head back to your accommodation after a fulfilling day.
Set in Virpazar, 1.8 km from Lake Skadar, Apartman Pavle Virpazar offers accommodation with a garden, free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a shared kitchen. The apartment has 1 bedroom, a TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with a fridge and an oven, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower. The apartment offers a children’s playground. If you would like to discover the area, cycling, fishing, and canoeing are possible in the surroundings and Apartman Pavle Virpazar can arrange a bicycle rental service.
Price: Starts at $24 per night for an , add $3 for taxes and charges, $4 for breakfast, and it offers a free cancellation.
With pool views, Apartments Kingfisher is situated in Virpazar and has a restaurant, room service, bar, garden, seasonal outdoor pool, and sun terrace. All units are fitted with air conditioning, and some have a flat-screen TV, washing machine, a kettle, completed with a kitchen. Guests at Apartments Kingfisher can enjoy a continental or an à la carte breakfast. Cycling can also be enjoyed nearby.
Price: Starts at $54 per night for a , add $3 for taxes and charges, $6 for breakfast, and it offers a free cancellation.
Day 5 – Kolasin, Moraca Canyon, Biogradska
On your 5th day, it’s now time to go to the northern part. The road going to Kolasin will take you through the Morača canyon. And while on a break, you can also have a lovely walk at the gorge of Mrtvica located in the middle of the road of Podgorica and Kolašin. If you still have time and energy left, visit Biogradska, one of the oldest rainforests in Europe.
Located right on the Kolašin’s Main Square, Rooms Lisičić offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and a seating area. All rooms are simply furnished. They feature a TV and a bathroom with a shower. Amenities in some rooms include a DVD and a CD player. A common furnished terrace is at guests’ disposal. A shared washing machine and clothes dryer are available. Guests can also enjoy promenades next to the Tara River. Rafting can be arranged in local agencies. Biogradska Gora National Park is 12 km from the Rooms Lisičić.
Price: Starts at $24 per night for a , taxes, and charges included, $5 for breakfast, and it offers a free cancellation.
Bianca Resort & Spa in Kolasin is surrounded by magnificent pine forests and enjoys breathtaking views of Bjelasica Mountain. All guestand public areas, some of them with a completely wooden interior, overlook the snow-capped mountain ranges and pine forests. The Resort’s architecture is based on the idea of a hunting lodge in the mountains, and it dominates Kolasin with this unique exterior. It offers an international à restaurant – Chives, while the Bianca Restaurant serves national cuisine. There is also a lobby bar, a café with sandwiches, cakes, and ice cream, a night club, and a wellness bar, as well as 24-hour room service.
Price: Starts at $137 per night for a , add $4 for taxes and charges, breakfast included, and it offers a free cancellation.
Day 6 – Tara River Canyon and Durmitor National Park
The next morning, you can head your way to Tara River Canyon, the second deepest canyon in Europe. It is located close to Kolasin. Not only that, but it is also possible to have a tour at the Durmitor National Park. This park is huge and has a lot of corners to explore, so a few hours here is obviously not enough. You can either decide to have a tour in the afternoon or dedicate your last day here. It’s all up to you.
Located in Žabljak in the Zabljak County region and Black Lake reachable within 8 km, Domaćinstvo Krstajić provides accommodation with free WiFi, BBQ facilities, a garden, and free private parking. A patio with garden views is offered in all units.
Price: Starts at $18 per night for a , add $2 for taxes and charges, and offers a free cancellation.
Offering a bar, Casa di Pino Eco Lodge provides accommodation in Žabljak. Each unit offers a fully equipped kitchenette, a flat-screen TV, a living room, and a private bathroom. Guests at the apartment can enjoy a continental breakfast and it offers a terrace. Guests can also relax in the garden. Black Lake is 2.6 km from the accommodation, while Viewpoint Tara Canyon is 6 km from the property.
Price: Starts at $101 per night for a , add $2 for taxes and charges, breakfast included, and it offers a free cancellation.
Day 7 – Podgorica
If your departure is via the Podgorica airport, it is advisable to spend your last day in this city. The last day is always the best day to relax and unwind after days of non-stop touring.
Lara, a property with a garden and a terrace, is located in Podgorica. The air-conditioned accommodation is 1.1 km from Clock Tower in Podgorica, and guests benefit from private parking available on-site and free WiFi. This apartment includes 1 bedroom, a living room and a TV, an equipped kitchen with a dining area, and 1 bathroom with a shower and a washing machine.
Price: Starts at $18 per night for a , add $2 for taxes and charges, and offers a free cancellation.
Newly renovated and upgraded in 2016, Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora is a quick walk to government offices, embassies, the city center, and its parks. Set in the heart of Podgorica, it features a rooftop bar while guests can enjoy a meal in one of the 4 on-site restaurants. Stylish and sunlit rooms offer a quiet relaxation space after a busy day. Terrace Fontana offers coffee and homemade pastries that you can enjoy. This fully renovated hotel also features a spa center.
Price: Starts at $112 per night for a King Guest Room, add $5 for taxes and charges, $12 for breakfast, and it offers a free cancellation.
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 7 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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