15 days in Montenegro & Dubrovnik Itinerary

15 days in Montenegro & Dubrovnik Itinerary

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15 days in Montenegro & Dubrovnik Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Fly:  3​h
1
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Ulcinj, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Zabljak, Montenegro
— 1 night
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Brussels, Belgium

3
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mogren Beach and Jaz Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Stari Grad Kotor and Altstadt (Old Town) Budva. When in Kotor, make a side trip to see Blue Grotto in Herceg-Novi, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, get to know the fascinating history of Trg Sv. Tripuna, pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nikola Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kotor trip planning tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Kotor is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in July: high temperatures in Kotor hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Budva, Blue Grotto, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva

2
nights
Ulcinj, Montenegro

Ulcinj ©
Ulcinj is a town on the southern coast of Montenegro and the capital of Ulcinj Municipality. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Ada Bojana and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach (Velika plaza). On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of The Old Town, then enjoy the sand and surf at Valdanos Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Bar Stari Grad.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Ulcinj journey planner .

You can drive from Kotor to Ulcinj in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ulcinj, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bar Stari Grad
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Long Beach (Velika plaza) ©
Long Beach (Velika plaza)
Ada Bojana ©
Ada Bojana
The Old Town ©
The Old Town

3
nights
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Popular historic sites such as Ostrog Monastery and Dajbabe Monastery are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lovcen National Park. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Skadar Lake National Park, pause for some photo ops at Monument to A.S. Pushkin and N.N. Goncharova, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Podgorica journey planning app .

Drive from Ulcinj to Podgorica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zabljak.

Things to do in Podgorica

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ostrog Monastery, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Lovcen National Park
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Lovcen National Park ©
Lovcen National Park
Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Zabljak, Montenegro

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Bobotov Kuk, then appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II, then contemplate the waterfront views at Crno Lake, and finally head outdoors with Adventure Park Durmitor.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zabljak trip maker .

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Zabljak takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zabljak

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Adventure Park Durmitor ©
Adventure Park Durmitor

5
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cavtat Old Town and Walls of Dubrovnik. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Speed Boats Tours. When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Sunj Beach in Lopud, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, identify plant and animal life at Trsteno Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Mercy, and steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip planner .

You can drive from Zabljak to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trsteno Arboretum, Cavtat Old Town, Sunj Beach
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Sunj Beach ©
Sunj Beach

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