Arrive into Tivat and take your hire car directly from airport; a short drive along the pretty coast to the resort of Budva. Balance of day to explore old town on foot and relax at the beach.
A shortish holiday exploring Montenegro using direct flights to Tivat; split your time between the coast and the fabulous mountains and national parks.
START / FINISH - Tivat (or Podgorica)
Activity code: MOFDO2
Duration: 10 Days
A self-drive tour of Montenegro's "Highlights" in just ten days. On this holiday you can explore the Durmitor National Park and the Tara Canyon, the two lake-based National Parks - Biogradsko and Plav (Prokletije); the Adriatic coast around Budva and the spectacular scenery of the Bay of Kotor.
Your exploration begins straight away as you can get your hire car directly at the airport and then you are free to enjoy the open coast road almost immediately, either around the bay to Kotor or south to Budva. After this brief stay at the coast you can begin your adventure into the mountains of Montenegro, although we recommend a visit en route to southern Europe's largest lake, Skadar.
Whilst travelling around inland Montenegro you will encounter forests, gorges, lakes, stunning views, traditional rural landscapes, monasteries, quiet roads and a friendly and diverse people in locations such as Kolasin, Plav and Mojkovac. There's a lovely drive along the Tara river valley all the way to the Durmitor National Park where we recommend staying in the smal town of Zabljak. You have an impressive choice of things to do whilst in this northern region of the country - take a walk around the beautiful, pristine Black Lake, head to the nearby peaks or why not consider a simply incredible and unique experience at the Tara Canyon - the "hands free" zip-wire ride 130m above the gorge.
On your way back to the coast you will drive along peaceful roads up and down to Niksic which is where you could detour to visit the famous Ostrog Monastery. More choices at this stage between the Zeta Valley to Podgorica and Cetinje or the route up past Lake Slano almost into Bosnia and then down to the Bay of Kotor at Risan. Whichever way you travel we feel that the best finale to this holiday is a few nights in Kotor where you can relax, enjoy some activities and sightseeing without your car.
Flights available to book with us through a range of airlines, from various UK airports to Montenegro. If we book your flights this means that your holiday will also be fully ATOL protected.
Prices shown are a guideline "from" (in UK Pounds) and are based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. Single supplements may need to be applied to the twin/double price and discounts for children (under 12yrs) and/or a 3rd adult sharing a room are available upon request. Quoted prices for individual enquiries will depend upon your chosen accommodation, room availability and dates of travel. We always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money. Discounts will apply if there are 3 or more people in your travelling party as fixed costs such as transportation and guides will be shared equally between the group.
Based upon 2 persons travelling.
N Flynn, July 2022
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A Wareham, October, 2019
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A Holliday, UK, June 2019
P Loadman, UK, Sept 2018
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