Montenegro is perhaps best-known for its beautiful beaches. Montenegro boasts over 180 miles of coastline and over 120 distinct beaches. The historic towns, many of which have beautifully-preserved Old Towns, are charming and captivating all at once. In many of these towns, there are gorgeous examples of religious architecture, ranging from Catholic to Eastern Orthodox to Jewish to Islamic.
Montenegro is very rural in parts, and much of the area is federally protected in national parks. There are great opportunities for outdoor recreation here; Montenegro is one of the best places in Europe for a hiking vacation. These parks are great places to experience the amazing panoramic views that Montenegro is well-known for. (The towns and cities are too, of course!) No matter where you are in the country, try to get as many chances as possible to sample Montenegrin cuisine; you will be eating well if you do.
Many visitors to Montenegro go immediately to its beautiful beaches. You can enjoy a few of them by spending time in and around the cities of Kotor and Tivat, but if a complete beach holiday is what you`re after, you want to go to the Montenegro Coast further south. No trip to Montenegro is complete without visiting its beautiful capital, Podgorica.
The best times to visit Montenegro are in the shoulder seasons, which are late March to the end of June, and September to October. The weather is cooler, but still pleasant. It is possible to enjoy the beaches in the spring and early summer, and the winter ice should have fully melted in the mountain regions by early spring as well. After the summer high season ends in early September, the tourist crowds will have all but disappeared as many Montenegrins and other Europeans finish their summer holidays and return to work and school.
We recommend approximately 7-10 days based on what you want to see and do. We offer flexible vacation packages so you can select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities. We suggest a minimum of 3 nights in Podgorica, Kotor, and the Montenegro Coast, and a minimum of 2 nights in Tivat.
We recommend seeing Montenegro by car, as the rail service in Montenegro is not as advanced as it is in neighboring countries, in both national reach and in class of train cars. Montenegro has a developed road system, but only to an extent: nearly all roads are of the one and two-lane variety only. Montenegro has no highways or freeways; their first one, which will connect Belgrade with Bar, started construction in 2015 and is expected to be completed by 2030.
The currency of Montenegro is the Euro. U.S. dollars are not accepted. Please be sure to have the correct currency on hand or be prepared to exchange your dollars for euros upon arrival. Currency exchange desks can be found at many locations throughout the country.
A high number of Montenegrins speak at least conversational English, especially among the younger population. Since most visitors tend to go to Podgorica and the coastal areas, you will find more English speakers concentrated in these areas. It may be more difficult for you to communicate in English in more rural areas, however. To ask someone if they speak English in Montenegrin, say Dali pricate engleski?