One week in Montenegro itinerary: Our Montenegro road trip route

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Day 1: Podgorica to Lake Skadar via Cetinj – overnight in Rijeka Crnojevica
Day 2: Lake Skadar, Petrovac & Sveti Stefan – overnight in Sveti Stefan
Day 3: Sveti Stefan, Budva & Lovcen National Park – overnight in Sveti Stefan
Day 4: Sveti Stefan to Kotor – overnight in Kotor
Day 5: Kotor to Perast – overnight in Perast
Day 6: Perast & Risan – overnight in Perast
Day 7: Perast to Podgorica via Niksic & Ostrog Monastery – overnight in Podgorica

One week in Montenegro itinerary: Our Montenegro road trip route


Day 1: Podgorica to Lake Skadar via Cetinj – overnight in Rijeka Crnojevica
Day 2: Lake Skadar, Petrovac & Sveti Stefan – overnight in Sveti Stefan
Day 3: Sveti Stefan, Budva & Lovcen National Park – overnight in Sveti Stefan
Day 4: Sveti Stefan to Kotor – overnight in Kotor
Day 5: Kotor to Perast – overnight in Perast
Day 6: Perast & Risan – overnight in Perast
Day 7: Perast to Podgorica via Niksic & Ostrog Monastery – overnight in Podgorica


What would I change?
The itinerary I’m presenting here is for 7 days. However, our road trip actually lasted for 8 days. We spent our final night and an extra day in Herceg Novi, a larger city located at the very northern tip of the Bay, close to the Bosnian border.

 

Maybe it’s because it was the end of the trip – or because I had a migraine from the moment we arrived – but Herceg Novi just didn’t click with me. To get there from Perast, we had to do the longest single stint of driving for the whole trip, only to have to double back on ourselves the next morning to get to Podgorica.

 

For me, Herceg Novi is just too far out of the way to justify a visit – on this itinerary anyway.

 

Another thing our itinerary is missing is the drive from Podgorica to the coast via Lake Skadar. The land bridge over the lake (part of the E80 highway) is one of the most scenic stretches of road in the Balkans. The road runs parallel to the tracks the famous Belgrade to Bar train takes.

 

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