Ultimate Montenegro Itinerary 2024: Bay of Kotor and Beyond

Sveti Stefan, the view from Hotel Adrovic terrace

In this article, I am sharing with you my 5 days in Montenegro itinerary. It will help you plan your trip to this small, charming country in the Balkans. You will find also the best photo spots with exact locations to take the most stunning pictures for your Instagram or family album.

What To Know About Montenegro

Montenegro is a picturesque small country located in Eastern Europe on the Balkan Peninsula, known for its stunning natural beauty, rich history, and diverse culture. Here are some key points to know about Montenegro:

Location: Montenegro is bordered by Croatia to the west, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the northwest, Serbia to the northeast, Kosovo to the east, and Albania to the southeast. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the south.

Landscape: The country is renowned for its varied landscapes, including rugged mountains, medieval villages, and a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic coastline. The Bay of Kotor, resembling a fjord, is dotted with coastal churches and fortified towns.

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Kotor Old Town at night

Historical Background: Montenegro’s history is marked by a series of battles for independence and sovereignty over the centuries. It was a part of various states and empires, including the Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Venetian Republic, and Ottoman Empire, and was a part of Yugoslavia in the 20th century.

Independence: Montenegro regained its independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro on June 3, 2006, following a referendum. It is one of the youngest countries in the world in terms of recent independence.

Culture: The culture of Montenegro is a blend of many influences throughout history, including Slavic, Ottoman, and Mediterranean. Traditional music, dance, and crafts are significant parts of Montenegrin cultural identity.

What to visit in Montenegro: With its stunning coastline, historic sites, and national parks, Montenegro is a popular tourist destination. The Adriatic Coast, Durmitor National Park, and the Bay of Kotor are some of the most visited sites.

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Stari Bar fortress

Population: Montenegro has a diverse population comprising Montenegrins, Serbs, Bosniaks, Albanians, and other ethnic groups.

What language do they speak: The official language is Montenegrin. Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian, and Croatian are also widely spoken.

What currency: The Euro (EUR) is the official currency of Montenegro, even though the country is not a member of the Eurozone.

When To Visit Montenegro

The best time to go to Montenegro largely depends on what you’re looking to do and the experiences you’re after. The country’s climate and geographical diversity allow for a wide range of activities throughout the year. Here’s a seasonal guide to help you plan your Montenegro trip and to decide when to visit:

Spring (April to June)

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Herceg Novi, the promenade

Montenegro weather in April: Spring sees a gradual increase in temperatures, with the countryside blooming and pleasant weather. 

Montenegro weather in May: It’s an excellent time for outdoor activities without the summer heat.

Activities: Hiking and exploring national parks like Durmitor and Biogradska Gora are ideal in spring. The coast is less crowded, making it a good time to explore the Adriatic coast and the Bay of Kotor.

Events: Various cultural and flower festivals take place in spring, especially in May.

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Stari Bar, inside Stari Bar fortress

Summer (July to August)

Weather: Summers are hot and sunny, especially on the coast, with temperatures often reaching above 30°C (86°F).

Activities: This is the peak tourist season, perfect for beach holidays, water sports, and cruising along the Adriatic Sea. The nightlife, especially in coastal towns like Budva and Kotor, is vibrant during these months.

Events: Summer is packed with events, including music and film festivals, and traditional celebrations like the Boka Nights.

Kotor, the view from Muo

Autumn (September to November)

Weather in Montenegro in September: Early autumn still offers warm enough weather for visiting the best beaches of Montenegro.

Weather in Montenegro in October and November: Autumn brings cooler temperatures and fewer crowds, with the landscape turning beautiful shades of orange and yellow. 

Montenegro weather in November: The average air temperature in November ranges from 17°C during the day to 9°C at night. When planning a trip to Montenegro in November, take into consideration that the weather can be quite rainy. On average, there are 12 days of rain.

Activities: It’s a great time for outdoor activities such as hiking, as well as exploring the cultural sites without the summer crowds. Wine harvests and culinary festivals are common in autumn.

Events: Various harvest festivals and cultural events occur in autumn, offering insight into Montenegro’s traditions and local life.

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Kotor cats

Winter (December to March)

Weather: Winters are mild along the coast but can be quite cold and snowy in the mountains. Coastal cities see some rain, while the northern highlands are perfect for winter sports.

Activities: Skiing and snowboarding are popular in mountain resorts like Kolašin and Žabljak. The coast is quieter but still offers beautiful landscapes and the opportunity to enjoy the historic towns without the crowds.

Events: Christmas and New Year celebrations are vibrant, especially in coastal towns, with fireworks and festivities.

Best Time To Visit Montenegro For Specific Interests

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Kotor night view from Muo

Best time to visit Montenegro for beach and sea activities: the summer months from June to August

Best time to visit Montenegro for hiking and nature: May to June and September to October

Best time to visit Montenegro for skiing and winter sports: December to March

Best time to visit Montenegro for cultural exploration and to avoid crowds: April to June and September to November

Ultimately, the best time to go to Montenegro depends on your preferences for weather, activities, and the level of tourism you’re comfortable with. Whether you’re looking for a quiet getaway in nature or a lively beach holiday, Montenegro offers something for every traveler.

Places To Visit in Montenegro Itinerary

Montenegro, with its stunning Adriatic coastline, dramatic mountain ranges, and historic towns, offers a diverse range of destinations for travelers. Here are some must-visit places that highlight the country’s natural beauty and cultural heritage:

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Kotor, the church on the way to the Kotor fortress

Kotor

  • What to See: The Old Town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a well-preserved medieval town with narrow streets, ancient churches, and impressive walls that stretch over 4 kilometers. The hike up to the Fortress of San Giovanni offers breathtaking views of the Bay of Kotor.
  • Best Time to Visit: Early spring or late autumn to avoid the summer crowds and enjoy mild weather.

Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska)

  • What to See: Often described as Europe’s southernmost fjord, the Bay of Kotor boasts stunning coastal scenery, historic towns like Perast and Herceg Novi, and the tranquil Our Lady of the Rocks islet.
  • Best Time to Visit: Spring or autumn for pleasant weather and fewer tourists.

Budva

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Budva, the streets of the Old Town
  • What to See: Budva is known for its medieval walled city, sandy beaches, and vibrant nightlife. The Budva Riviera offers some of the most beautiful beaches in Montenegro.
  • Best Time to Visit: Summer for the beaches and nightlife, though May or September are great for fewer crowds.

Sveti Stefan

  • What to See: A picturesque islet and resort, connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway. The 15th-century stone villas and beautiful beaches make it a luxury destination.
  • Best Time to Visit: Late spring to early autumn for beach access and to enjoy the resort.

Bar

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Our Lady of the Rocks
  • Highlights: Bar offers a unique mix of modern life and ancient history, with attractions like the Old Olive Tree, one of the oldest olive trees in the world, and the ruins of Stari Bar, an ancient city abandoned after an earthquake.
  • Activities: Explore the ruins of Stari Bar, visit the Old Olive Tree, enjoy the local beaches, and experience the lively port and its surroundings. The town is also known for its vibrant cultural scene and the annual Bar Chronicle, a cultural and literary event.

Durmitor National Park

  • What to See: A UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its dramatic landscapes, including the Tara River Canyon, one of the deepest river canyons in the world, and the stunning Black Lake.
  • Best Time to Visit: Summer for hiking and rafting; winter for skiing and snowboarding.
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Perast

Lovćen National Park

  • What to See: The mausoleum of Montenegrin hero Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, atop Jezerski Vrh, offers panoramic views of Montenegro. The park’s rugged landscape is ideal for hiking and exploring traditional Montenegrin villages.
  • Best Time to Visit: Spring or summer for hiking; any season for the views.

Lake Skadar

  • What to See: The largest lake in Southern Europe, on the border with Albania, is a haven for birdwatchers and nature lovers. The lake and its surrounding area are a national park, offering boat tours, kayaking, and wine tasting tours.
  • Best Time to Visit: Spring when the water lilies are in bloom and the birdlife is most abundant.
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Herceg Novi, Kanli Kula Fortress

Cetinje

  • What to See: The historic capital of Montenegro is known for its museums, monasteries, and the former Royal Palace. The town serves as a cultural and historical center, showcasing the country’s rich heritage.
  • Best Time to Visit: Year-round, but spring and autumn offer pleasant temperatures for exploring.

Ulcinj

  • What to See: Ulcinj is famous for its long sandy beaches like Velika Plaža, one of the longest in the Adriatic, and the historic Ulcinj Old Town, which reflects a mix of Ottoman and Mediterranean influences.
  • Best Time to Visit: Summer for the beaches; shoulder seasons for exploring the town with fewer crowds.
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Stari Bar view from Stari Bar fortress

Biogradska Gora National Park

  • What to See: One of the last three large virgin forests in Europe, featuring Biograd Lake, hiking trails, and diverse flora and fauna.
  • Best Time to Visit: Summer for hiking and exploring the park; winter for snowy landscapes.

Each of these destinations showcases a different facet of Montenegro’s allure, from coastal elegance and historic grandeur to wild natural beauty. Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or cultural enrichment, Montenegro delivers with its unique blend of landscapes and heritage.

Is Montenegro Worth Visiting

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Herceg Novi, Forte Mare Fortress

As a keen traveler, I’m always looking for new and exciting destinations to explore. Despite its size, Montenegro is packed with stunning natural beauty, rich history, and delicious food. If you’re planning a travel to Montenegro and have limited time, my 5 days in Montenegro itinerary is the perfect way to see the best of what the country has to offer.

How To Get To Montenegro

Flights To Montenegro

You will find two international airports in Montenegro: Tivat Airport and Podgorica Airport. Tivat Airport is located on the coast, while Podgorica Airport is inland. Both airports have regular flights from major European cities. If you are traveling from outside of Europe, you may need to transfer to another European airport first. It is very convenient to fly to Belgrade. AirSerbia has convenient flights from Belgrade to Montenegro.

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Stari Bar viaduct

Another option is to fly to Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia. How to get from Dubrovnik to Montenegro? Dubrovnik is just across the border from Montenegro and regular bus lines connect Dubrovnik with Montenegro.

You can even consider combining the 5 days in Montenegro itinerary with a visit to Croatia.

Ferry To Montenegro

Traveling to Montenegro by ferry can be a picturesque adventure. The main ports in Montenegro are Bar, Kotor, and Budva. Bar is the most significant port and offers the most extensive services, including international ferry connections. There is a connection from Italy by ferry from Bari to Montenegro. The ferry from Bari to Bar facilitates easy access between Italy and Montenegro. While specific routes may vary each year and can be seasonal, check the current schedules and availability in advance.

How To Get Around Montenegro

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Herceg Novi, Saint. Michael Archangel Church

Public transport Montenegro

Montenegro has a well-developed bus network with regular routes between major cities and towns.

Car Rental in Montenegro

Renting a car in Montenegro provides the flexibility to explore the country’s diverse attractions at your own pace, from coastal towns to national parks. Just make sure to plan, understand the rental terms, and be prepared for Montenegro’s driving conditions.

Montenegro Car Rental Requirements

  • Driving License: You must have a valid driving license from your home country. An International Driving Permit (IDP) is recommended and may be required if your license is not in English or uses a non-Latin script.
  • Age Requirements: The minimum age to rent a car in Montenegro is usually 21 years, but this can vary by rental company. Drivers under 25 may face a young driver surcharge.
  • Credit Card: A credit card in the driver’s name is typically required for a security deposit. Debit cards may not be accepted for the deposit.
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Budva, the view from Vista Vidikovac restaurant

Tips for Car Rental in Montenegro

  • Book in Advance: Especially during the peak tourist season (summer months), it’s advisable to book your rental car in advance to secure the best rates and availability.
  • Insurance: Check what insurance is included with the rental. Consider whether you need additional coverage, such as Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) or Theft Protection. Some credit cards offer rental insurance as a benefit, so it’s worth checking with your card issuer.
  • Inspect the Car: Before driving off, inspect the car for any existing damage and make sure it’s noted by the rental agency to avoid any disputes upon return.
  • Understand the Rules: Familiarize yourself with local driving laws and regulations. In Montenegro, you drive on the right-hand side of the road. Seat belts are mandatory for all passengers, and the use of mobile phones while driving is prohibited unless you have a hands-free system.

Driving in Montenegro

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Budva, the path to Mogren beach
  • Road Conditions: Roads in Montenegro can vary in quality. While major highways and coastal roads are generally in good condition, smaller mountain roads may be narrow and winding. Exercise caution and adjust your driving to the conditions.
  • Tolls: Some roads and tunnels in Montenegro require the payment of tolls. Ensure you have some local currency (Euros) to cover these costs.
  • Parking: In popular tourist areas and cities, parking can be scarce and is often subject to fees. Look for designated parking areas and be mindful of parking regulations to avoid fines.

Places for Montenegro Car Rentals

  • Airports and Cities: You can rent a car at Montenegro’s two main airports, Podgorica Airport and Tivat Airport, as well as in major cities and tourist destinations. This includes locations like Budva, Kotor, and Bar.
  • Rental Agencies: Montenegro offers a mix of international rental car agencies (such as Hertz, Avis, and Enterprise) and local firms. Compare rates and reviews to find the best deal.

Money and connectivity

The official currency of Montenegro is the Euro, although the country is not a member of the European Union. Whether you are coming to Montenegro from inside or outside the EU, you may want to consider buying an e-sim.

5 Days in Montenegro Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kotor

The image presents a serene view of Kotor Bay from the vantage point of Muo. In the foreground, there is a charming setup with a metal table and chairs, suggesting a peaceful spot for enjoying the view. The calm waters of the bay reflect the mountains that rise steeply in the background, shrouded partly in mist or low clouds, creating a dramatic backdrop. A yacht and a sailboat are anchored in the bay, adding to the idyllic maritime setting. The composition is framed by overhanging tree branches at the top, which adds a touch of greenery and a sense of being in a secluded spot. The sunlight seems to be breaking through the mist, highlighting the natural beauty of this Montenegrin landscape.
Kotor Bay view from Muo

Kotor Montenegro Weather

Kotor experiences a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Note that due to Kotor’s location at the base of mountains by the sea, the area can experience sudden changes in weather, including the occasional strong wind known as the “Bora” which can bring colder weather.

Arriving in Kotor

If you arrive in Kotor by plane, your flight to Montenegro will land at Tivat Airport, which is 10 km away from Kotor. There are no public buses so you will have to take a taxi or book a transfer. 

I had previously booked a transfer with Red Taxi. I can’t recommend their services enough. My flight was delayed, but the taxi company kept in constant contact with me and followed my flight schedule so that when I landed, the taxi was waiting at the airport. I have used their taxi services a few more times and they have always been punctual and reliable.

The image provides a picturesque view of the Kotor Old Town, characterized by its traditional Mediterranean architecture. The rooftops, clad in terracotta tiles, suggest a historical and well-preserved urban fabric, typical of old European towns. The buildings are tightly packed, with narrow streets and alleys winding between them. In the background, a large church with a prominent dome stands out, indicating a significant religious or historical landmark within the town. The backdrop of lush green mountains adds to the scenic beauty of the location. The sky is partly cloudy, and the overall ambiance is one of a serene, historical European town nestled in a mountainous landscape.
Kotor Old Town roofs

Where to stay in Kotor

Finding the perfect accommodation in Kotor depends entirely on your preferences and budget. Here are the recommended areas to stay in Kotor with their pros and cons

Kotor Old Town. This is the heart of Kotor, known for its well-preserved medieval architecture, narrow cobblestone streets, and vibrant atmosphere. 

Accommodation in Kotor Old Town consists mostly of boutique hotels, guesthouses, and private apartments. 

Pros: You’re right in the middle of history, steps away from notable attractions, restaurants, and cafes. 

Cons: The Old Town can be quite busy during the day, especially in the high season. Streets are pedestrian-only, so be prepared to walk with your luggage. The area is lively, which might not suit light sleepers.

The image presents a picturesque scene at dusk of a tranquil port town nestled at the foot of a mountain range. The sky is awash with warm hues of orange and yellow as the sun sets, casting a soft glow over the landscape. The calm waters reflect the sky's colors and the silhouettes of moored boats, ranging from small pleasure crafts to larger yachts. A promenade runs alongside the water, lined with buildings that suggest a mix of residential and commercial use, possibly including waterside restaurants or cafes. The scene is serene, with a few people visible along the waterfront, enjoying the evening ambiance. The natural and architectural beauty suggests this could be a popular destination for tourists seeking a blend of natural splendor and local culture.
Kotor port

Dobrota is a district located along the bay from Kotor, Dobrota offers a quieter, more relaxed stay with bay views and easy access to the water.

Accommodation in Kotor Dobrota is a mix of hotels, villas, and apartments, many with direct access to small beaches or private docks.

Pros: Quieter than Kotor Old Town, a great option if you are seeking tranquility close to the main attractions.

Cons: Dobrota is within walking distance or a short drive from Kotor.

Muo (Muoo) is a peaceful area on the opposite side of the bay, 

Accommodation in Kotor Muo consists of private rentals and a few boutique hotels.

Pros: This is the perfect place to have the best views of Kotor Old Town and the surrounding mountains.

The image presents a stunning aerial view of the historic Old Town of Kotor, Montenegro. It's taken from a high vantage point, possibly St. John's Fortress, based on the towering green cypress trees in the foreground. The tightly packed red-tiled roofs of the old town buildings create a rich texture, punctuated by the prominent dome of a church. Beyond the old town, the blue waters of Kotor Bay are visible, with a cruise ship docked near the port, indicating the town's appeal as a tourist destination. The surrounding landscape features mountains that rise steeply from the bay, a characteristic of the region. It's a clear day with visibility extending across the bay to the residential areas and the lush green hills in the background.
Kotor, view from St. John’s Fortress

Cons: It’s a bit further from Kotor’s Old Town, so having a car or using local taxis is recommended for convenience. If you don’t mind walking a few kilometers, the distance to Kotor Old Town is easily walkable.

Prcanj. Prcanj is a small, quiet town along the bay, famous for its clean air and therapeutic properties.

Accommodation in Kotor Prcanj is a selection of charming guesthouses, apartments, and waterfront hotels.

Pros: Perfect for a relaxing stay.

Cons: Access to Kotor by car or boat.

After checking in your chosen accommodation, spend the rest of the day exploring Kotor. Kotor Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a beautifully preserved medieval town located along Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, at the base of the Lovćen mountains. Its cobbled streets and ancient buildings are a testament to the city’s rich history. I walked through the narrow streets of the old town. There are so many interesting buildings and hidden corners to explore. I particularly enjoyed the Church of St. Luke, which has a beautiful interior and a peaceful atmosphere.

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Stari Bar, the cobbled street to the fortress

As you walk the streets, pay attention to the many Kotor cats that seem to be the true rulers of the city. Kotor Montenegro cats are the local celebrities. They are everywhere and gladly pose for pictures.

For dinner, stop at a local restaurant near the St. Tryphon Cathedral and try the traditional Montenego cuisine. The seafood is particularly good here, opt for some fresh octopus and mussels. The local wine is also worth trying – it’s delicious and very affordable.

Day 2: The most challenging day of the 5 days Montenegro itinerary

Visit St. John’s Fortress, Kotor Bay, Perast, and Our Lady of the Rocks

St. John’s Fortress

The image offers a stunning overhead view of a coastal town with terracotta roofs, nestled between a calm blue bay and the rugged slopes of verdant mountains. A curving pathway in the foreground, made of stone, suggests a hiking trail leading down to the historic town or up towards the fortress possibly located atop the mountain. Lush greenery frames the scene, and the clear waters of the bay are dotted with boats, indicating a bustling maritime locale. The mix of natural beauty and the dense, historic urban architecture creates a picturesque scene that is both tranquil and rich with cultural history.
Kotor, the path to Kotor fortress

First thing in the morning climb up to St. John’s fortress, which overlooks the bay and the town of Kotor. Note: the climb is steep. There is a small church halfway to the top.

I only made it to the church and although I did not climb to the top, the view was breathtaking. I could see the whole bay of Kotor and the surrounding mountains.

There is a tradition in Kotor. When a man wants to propose, he takes his girlfriend to the Kotor fortress. And when they reach the top, with the breathtaking view as a backdrop, he kneels and offers her a ring. It is supposed to be very romantic. In my opinion, any girl who makes it to the top of the fortress deserves a ring and much more.

In the afternoon take a boat trip around the bay of Kotor. It is one of the best things to do in Kotor. A boat ride is a great way to see some of the other towns and villages in the area, as well as the stunning coastline. The boat tours start right outside the city walls. So when you go to the pier, stop at the bridge for some great pictures of the town walls. 

Our Lady of the Rocks

The image offers a captivating view through an arched stone opening, framing a picturesque scene of the Bay of Kotor. In the distance, the small island of Our Lady of the Rocks can be seen with its prominent church and a few trees, set against the backdrop of the rugged mountains of the bay. The water is calm, reflecting the cloudy sky. In the foreground, a decorative stone balustrade leads the eye towards the island, and a couple is visible, adding a human element to the scenic landscape. The stone opening, with its textured surface and weathered edges, adds a sense of historical depth to the image.
Our Lady of the Rocks, the view to the neighboring island

We were only two passengers for this particular Our Lady of the Rocks boat trip. It was a private tour with our captain as our special tour guide.

The first stop of our boat tour was at the small island of Our Lady of the Rocks. He showed some interesting spots along Kotor Bay, told us the history of Our Lady of the Rocks island, some curious facts about the church, and what to look for while there.

The romantic town of Perast

The image features a scenic view of the coastal town of Perast in Montenegro. It is taken from a dedicated photo spot, as indicated by the decorative frame with the name "PERAST" prominently displayed. Within the frame, the historic architecture of Perast can be seen along the waterfront, with boats docked and the calm waters of the Bay of Kotor stretching into the distance. Lush mountains provide a dramatic backdrop to the serene setting. A vibrant bouquet of pink flowers in the foreground adds a touch of color to the picturesque scene. The sky is partly cloudy, suggesting a pleasant day perfect for photography and sightseeing.
Perast, a dedicated photo spot

Our boat tour continued to the charming coastal town of Perast, known for its beautiful baroque architecture and stunning views of the bay. Spent some time exploring the town and admiring its beautiful buildings and narrow streets. It is very small and easy to visit in an hour. I saw two weddings while I was there, making it yet another romantic destination in Montenegro.

All in all, the second day of the 5 days Montenegro itinerary will be a great experience. You will be able to climb the fortress of St. John (halfway), explore the stunning Bay of Kotor, visit the charming town of Perast, and admire the beauty of Our Lady of the Rocks.

Day 3: Herceg Novi and arriving in Budva

Herceg Novi

The image captures a set of old stone steps leading up to the iconic Clock Tower in Herceg Novi. The tower is a notable landmark and features a white facade with a crenellated top, resembling a small fortress or castle turret. To the left, there's a pale yellow building with closed shutters, and to the right, a building with a stone facade and a sign indicating "FOR RENT." People are seen ascending the stairs, and there's a map or information board on the left for visitors. It's a clear day with a bright blue sky, enhancing the historic and quaint charm of the scene.
Herceg Novi, the Clock Tower

On the third day of the 5 days Montenegro itinerary, take an intercity bus to the charming coastal town of Herceg Novi.

Located near the Croatian border, Herceg Novi is a great place to explore Montenegro’s history and culture.

One of the highlights of Herceg Novi is the historic old town. Start with a walking tour of the Old Town, which is filled with narrow streets, stone buildings, and charming cafes.

The Clock Tower is a popular photo spot, and the Forte Mare (Sea Fortress) and Kanli Kula Fortress offer stunning views of the Adriatic Sea.

Stop for lunch at a fish restaurant by the harbor.

Getting to Budva

In the afternoon, take an intercity bus from Herceg Novi to Budva, where you will be staying for the next couple of days.

Is Budva Worth Visiting

The image captures a vibrant beach scene at Ričardova Glava beach in Budva. The foreground features a pebbly shore with people enjoying the waterfront. The calm waters of the Adriatic Sea extend towards a historic fortress, which stands as a testament to Budva's rich history. Above the fortress, the church spire punctuates the skyline, while the mountains in the background add to the majestic landscape. It’s a sunny day with clear skies, perfect for beachgoers and sightseers alike. The fortress, with the Montenegrin flag at the top, and the old stone buildings suggest a blend of leisure and cultural heritage at this popular destination.
Budva, Ričardova Glava beach

Budva is worth visiting for a variety of reasons. It’s one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic Sea and is known for its vibrant atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and rich historical heritage. Here are some of the highlights that make Budva a worthwhile destination:

Historical and Cultural Sites: Budva Old Town is a charming old town with narrow streets, medieval walls, and ancient buildings. 

Beautiful Budva Beaches: Mogren Beach is located close to the Old Town. Mogren Beach consists of two picturesque sandy beaches connected by a tunnel in the rocks called Door in Stone. Jaz Beach is one of the longest beaches in the Budva area. Jaz Beach is popular for its music festivals and concerts during the summer. Sveti Stefan Beach: The island of Sveti Stefan itself is a luxury resort and off-limits to non-guests, the adjacent beaches offer stunning views of the iconic island-hotel.

Vibrant Nightlife: Budva is known for its lively nightlife, with numerous bars, clubs, and restaurants. The summer months are particularly lively, with open-air clubs and beach bars.

Cultural Events: Budva hosts various cultural events and festivals throughout the year, including the Budva Theatre City festival, which brings live performances and theatre shows to the streets and squares of Budva Old Town.

The image features a scenic view of Mogren Beach in Budva, Montenegro. The crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea are in the foreground, with rocky outcrops and green railings partially framing the view. The beach is nestled between rugged cliffs and lush Mediterranean vegetation, creating an intimate and secluded atmosphere. Beachgoers are visible on the sand, enjoying the sun and the sea. There are umbrellas set up, providing shade for relaxation. The setting is tranquil and picturesque, a typical sight along the Montenegrin coastline, known for its natural beauty and appealing beaches.
Budva, Mogren beach

Where to stay in Budva

When choosing where to stay in Budva, consider what type of vacation you’re looking for, your budget, and the proximity to the attractions you’re most interested in. Booking in advance is highly recommended, especially during the peak summer months, to secure the best rates and availability.

Best Area To Stay In Budva

Staying in Budva Old Town you will be within walking distance of historical sites, restaurants, and bars. It is ideal if you are interested in history, culture, and nightlife. 

Slovenska Beach area is suitable for beach lovers and families. You will find many hotels and apartments close to the beach.

Bečići is located just south of Budva. It is known for its long, sandy beach and offers a range of accommodations, from luxury resorts to private apartments, in a somewhat quieter setting than Budva itself.

The image captures a stunning night view of Budva, Montenegro, taken from a high vantage point, possibly an apartment. The Old Town is beautifully illuminated, with the St. Ivan Church tower standing out against the night sky. The calm sea reflects the city lights, adding a sparkling effect to the waterfront. The modern marina with moored boats adds a luxurious touch to the historic ambiance of the town. In the distance, the mountainous terrain is faintly visible under the night sky, with pockets of lights indicating the spread of the city or nearby villages. It's a serene and picturesque scene showcasing the blend of Budva's rich history and its modern appeal as a Mediterranean tourist destination.
Budva, night view from the accommodation

Budva offers a variety of accommodation options catering to different preferences and budgets. Whether you’re looking for luxury resorts, boutique hotels, private apartments, or budget-friendly hostels, Budva has them all. Here are some recommendations on where to stay in Budva:

Luxury and Boutique Hotels

Aman Sveti Stefan is a luxurious resort located on the iconic islet of Sveti Stefan, offering private beaches, upscale amenities, and a unique historical ambiance.

Dukley Hotel & Resort offers modern, luxury accommodations with stunning sea views, private beaches, and high-end facilities.

Mid-Range Hotels

Hotel Moskva is a centrally located hotel offering comfortable rooms, an outdoor pool, and views of the Adriatic Sea.

Hotel TQ Plaza is situated in the heart of Budva, close to the marina, offering modern accommodations with convenient access to the city’s attractions.

The image offers a breathtaking view from an apartment's terrace overlooking the coastal city of Budva, Montenegro. The terrace provides a clear sightline to the Adriatic Sea and the historic Old Town of Budva, with its red-tiled roofs and the prominent St. Ivan Church tower. The calm blue waters of the bay and the mountainous backdrop create a serene and picturesque setting. The terrace itself features a mosaic table and a cushioned chair, inviting one to sit and enjoy the scenic panorama. It's a sunny day with excellent visibility, ideal for taking in the beauty of Budva's blend of ancient architecture and natural landscapes.
Budva

Budget-Friendly Options

Freedom Hostel Budva is known for its welcoming atmosphere and excellent location.

After checking in your chosen accommodation, spend the afternoon exploring the Old Town of Budva. You will have enough time to stroll along its narrow streets, explore the ancient fortress walls, and admire its medieval architecture.

Spend a few hours wandering around, admiring the old buildings, and soaking up the atmosphere. The Church of St. John the Baptist, which dates back to the 7th century, is a particular highlight, with its rich history and stunning frescoes. Visit the Citadel and the Church of Santa Maria in Punta. Pay a visit to the Budva Archaeological Museum. It is a small but interesting museum.

Shortly before sunset, go to the famous Budva Dancing girl statue to take some pictures and watch the sun go down. It is also known as the Budva ballerina.

Day 4: Stari Bar and Sveti Stefan

The image showcases the ancient fortress walls of Stari Bar, located in Montenegro. These stone walls, which have stood for centuries, traverse the rugged hillside, following the natural contours of the landscape. In the backdrop, the rolling hills and lush greenery typical of the Montenegrin countryside are visible under a bright, clear sky. The remains of structures within the fortress area hint at the historical significance and past grandeur of this site. The flag visible in the distance suggests a lookout point or a significant landmark within the fortress. It's a sunny day with good visibility, ideal for exploring and appreciating the historical ruins and the surrounding nature.
The fortress walls of Stari Bar

How to get to Stari Bar from Budva

The 4th day of the 5 days Montenegro itinerary is dedicated to the town of Bar and Sveti Stefan island. 

The image provides a panoramic view of the iconic Sveti Stefan island in Montenegro, seen from the terrace of Hotel Adrovic. This picturesque island is connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus, leading to its fortified village with red-tiled roofs that contrast beautifully with the blue of the Adriatic Sea. The calm sea glistens under the sunlight, and a serene beach curves alongside the causeway. The surrounding landscape includes lush greenery, adding to the idyllic and luxurious setting. Sveti Stefan is renowned for its unique beauty and historical architecture, making it a jewel of the Montenegrin coast.
Sveti Stefan, the view from Hotel Adrovic terrace

In the morning take the bus from Budva to Bar. It is a picturesque bus ride along the Adriatic coast. Take a seat on the right side of the bus to have a view.

Stari Bar or the old town of Bar is about 5 km from the bus station. As there is no public transportation, taxi or walking are the only options to get from Bar to Stari Bar. Keep in mind that Stari Bar is on a hill and it is a steep walk. I opted for a taxi. There are a few of them waiting in front of the bus station. It was a fast and cheap ride.

Stari Bar, the old town of Bar, was destroyed by an earthquake in 1979. The clock tower, the customs building, the church, and the hammam have been restored and are worth a visit.

Bar was the first capital of Montenegro. Here is the place to see some Ottoman architecture along with Renaissance, Gothic, and Baroque.

The image shows the interior of a typical restaurant in Stari Bar, Montenegro. The rustic charm of the place is highlighted by the stone walls and wooden beams on the ceiling, giving it a cozy, traditional feel. The windows are painted blue, and there is a bench with striped cushions, providing a comfortable seating area. The tables are simple, with one featuring a wooden top and another painted pink. The establishment appears to be a family-run business, as indicated by the sign that mentions "Family production Bedemi." Additional signs suggest the sale of local products and label the space as "Local Room." The setting is inviting, with a casual and authentic atmosphere that seems to encourage a leisurely dining experience.
Stari Bar typical local restaurant

Just outside the fortress walls, there is a small street full of charming souvenir shops and nice restaurants.

Stop at one of the local restaurants for lunch. Expect the food to be more like Turkish food. It is delicious, fresh, and inexpensive.

Sveti Stefan Island– the most Instagrammable place in Montenegro

On your way back to Budva, get off the bus at Sveti Stefan, which is about 10 km from Budva.

The image depicts the iconic Sveti Stefan island in Montenegro, connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus. The island features a cluster of terracotta-roofed buildings and is surrounded by the clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. In the foreground, the pebble beach is visible with a few people enjoying the seaside. The calm sea reflects the blue of the sky, and a small boat is seen on the water, adding to the serene maritime setting. It's a sunny day with a clear sky, ideal for beach activities and relaxation by the sea. Sveti Stefan is renowned for its beauty and exclusivity, and the image captures its picturesque charm and tranquil ambiance.
Sveti Stefan beach

This tiny island is home to a luxury resort, but you can still enjoy the stunning views from the mainland. Go down for a walk on Sveti Stefan Beach and then return for a coffee break to Hotel Adrovic. Their terrace has the best view of Sveti Stefan.

Overall, you will have a fantastic day discovering the beauty and history of Bar and Sveti Stefana Montenegro. These two destinations are not to be missed on any Montenegro itinerary.

Day 5: Relax And Go To The Beach

On the last day of your 5 days Montenegro itinerary, explore further Budva Old Town and spend some relaxing time on the beaches.

Overall, it will be a great way to end your Montenegro itinerary. Budva has a rich history and plenty of natural beauty.

Best Montenegro Pictures: Where To Take Them

Kotor Montenegro Instagram spots

The image presents a view of the historical Old Town walls of Kotor, Montenegro. These massive stone fortifications, reflecting the area's rich history, encircle the town and extend towards the lush mountains. The waters in front of the walls are calm and a vivid green, possibly due to algae or reflections from the surrounding foliage. The photo captures a mix of natural beauty and architectural heritage, with the mountains providing a dramatic backdrop to the well-preserved medieval structures. It's a bright and clear day, which enhances the visibility of the details and colors in the scene.
Kotor Old Town walls

Muo village – Muo has the best frontal view of the old town of Kotor. The perfect spot is at 42°25’34.9″N 18°45’32.6″E. If you don’t mind a little climbing, go to 42°25’34.5″N 18°45’27.8″E. There is a parking lot in front of the apartment building with a great view.

St. John Fortress: several photo spots with stunning views along the way to the top and back.

The bridge with the view to the city walls of Kotor: 42°25’33.1″N 18°46’06.6″E

The streets of the old town of Kotor all make a great backdrop for stunning photos.

Kotor Bay Montenegro Instagram spots

The best way to see the Kotor bay is by Bay of Kotor boat tour. And the highlight is the island of Our Lady of the Rocks with the church. One of the best photo spots is the view of the neighboring island from the courtyard behind the church.

The image features a striking sculpture of a girl in a dynamic dancing pose, placed on a rocky outcrop overlooking the sea. In the background, the Old Town of Budva, Montenegro, can be seen with its ancient walls and the distinctive tower of a church. The sculpture, capturing the essence of motion, becomes a focal point against the backdrop of the setting sun, casting warm hues across the sky and sea. The historical fortress and the church tower are silhouetted in the soft light of the evening, adding to the dramatic and artistic composition of the photograph.
Budva Dancing girl

Budva Montenegro Instagram spots

The best view is from the Vista Vidikovac restaurant. Address: bb Jadranski put, Budva 85310, Montenegro. If you don’t feel like having lunch or dinner, you can just sip a drink or take some pictures from the restaurant’s parking lot.

For the best pictures of the Budva Dancing Girl statue, go there before sunset when the light is just perfect.

Sveti Stefan Montenegro Instagram spots

For the best pictures of Sveti Stefan island, go to Hotel Adrovic.

Perast Montenegro Instagram spots

There is a dedicated photo spot with a Perast postcard frame near the Town Museum.

In conclusion, Montenegro is an amazing country with a lot to offer. From its beautiful coastline to its rugged mountains, there is something for everyone.

With this 5 day Montenegro itinerary, you will visit some of the top tourist destinations in the country, as well as some lesser-known gems. I highly recommend visiting the Bay of Kotor, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most picturesque places in Montenegro.

Overall, I found Montenegro to be an affordable and accessible destination, perfect for travelers who want to experience the beauty of Europe without breaking the bank. Whether you’re interested in history, nature, or just relaxing on the beach, Montenegro has something for everyone.

The image depicts an interior view of the Budva Archaeological Museum. It features a large, ancient mosaic on the wall, with marine motifs, including fish and possibly sea monsters, which are indicative of the Roman or early Byzantine era, common in coastal Mediterranean regions. In the foreground, there's a shallow basin, perhaps part of an ancient bath or a water feature, protected by a barrier to preserve its integrity. The lighting in the room is focused on the mosaic, highlighting its historical significance and the artistry of the period. The museum setting, with its protective barriers and spotlighting, suggests a space dedicated to the preservation and display of cultural heritage.
Budva Archaeological Museum

FAQ

Is 5 days enough for Montenegro?

Five days in Montenegro can be enough for a memorable experience, with a glimpse of everything from ancient towns to breathtaking beaches and mountains.

How many days do you need in Montenegro?

Even a short 3-5 day visit to Montenegro can be rewarding due to the country’s small size and the proximity of its attractions. However, spending more time allows you to appreciate the country’s diverse beauty and cultural depth more fully.

Can you do Montenegro without a car?

Traveling in Montenegro without a car is not only doable but can also enhance your experience, allowing you to enjoy the journey itself, meet locals, and reduce your environmental footprint.

In the image, we see a section of the Stari Bar fortress ruins, located in Montenegro. The stone structure is characterized by its multiple arches and openings, which offer a glimpse into the layout of the once formidable fortress. The pavement in the foreground features a cobblestone pattern, typical of historic sites. The clear blue sky and the absence of a roof suggest that this part of the fortress is open to the elements, allowing visitors to walk through and explore the remains. The overall condition of the ruins indicates a site that is both preserved and exposed, telling a story of its historical significance and resilience over time.
Stari Bar Fortress

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16 thoughts on “Ultimate Montenegro Itinerary 2024: Bay of Kotor and Beyond”

  1. I’ve been thinking about a trip to Montenegro for some time. It looks really interesting and with real charm! I love the idea of a boat trip along the coast. You were so lucky to get an (almost) private tour!

  2. Montenegro recently creeped to the top of my bucket list, and this post just pushed it up to spot #1! I loved all of your photos with accompanying write-up. I also adored the view from the apartment your stayed at in Kotor. I checked it out on Booking.com and WOW! What a great nightly price for such a stellar view. Lovely post and pictures!

  3. Montenegro definitely seems like worth a visit. My favourite of the Instagrammable spots is that of Sveti Stefan view from Hotel Adrovic terrace.

  4. Great post, detailed info and photos!! Montenegro is one of my fave countries and we first visited it in 2007.. We were there again last fall for a long stay and I think parts of Budva and Kotor have been ruined by the cruise ships ( like Venice and Dubrovnic etc). Just too many people for such a small space. Thankfully Unesco Perast has not changed ( likely because it is too small for cruise ships). We actually ended up visiting 2 different days at Sveti Stefan island because where the sun hits it makes such a difference on the photos. That hike up to St. John Fortress is not easy, but worth it!

  5. I must confess it was a bit noisy at night as there is a busy road at the back of the appartment. But the view compensates any small inconveniences.

  6. Montenegro was the discovery of the year for me. It exceeded all my expectations. Sveti Stefan is the most popular landmark of the country so I wanted to find the exact location for the perfect photo of the island and to share it with you.

  7. Yes, there were two or three cruise ships at Kotor’s harbour on the first day of my stay there. The next day they were all gone. The town was quiet, not crowded at all and I could enjoy all its charm.

  8. Okay…you now have me considering combining this 5-day Montenegro itinerary with a visit to Croatia. Love the history, architecture, and beauty!

  9. I love Montenegro! I am totally inspired by your post. I like history, ruins, old architecture and scenic beauty. Also the cobblestone streets and steps are so lovely. That image of the lady of the rocks and island looks stunning! I am adding this to my bucket list. 🙂

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