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Montenegro Road Trip

Podgorica - Tara Canyon - Herceg Novi - Kotor - Budva - Bar - Ulcinj - Virpazar

Expect on your Montenegro Road Trip Itinerary

Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Landscape Landscape
Beach Beach
Comfort Comfort
Historical sites Historical sites
Road conditions Road conditions
Security Security
Urban life Urban life
ACTIVATE MAP Stages8 km609 h/stage1.8

Best months to drive Montenegro Road Trip

I II III IV V VI
VII VIII IX X XI XII

Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Montenegro Road Trip in Montenegro?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 120EUR drive & more 63EUR sleep & more 352EUR eat & more 432EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 847EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 967EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 360EUR drive & more 88EUR sleep & more 704EUR eat & more 576EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,368EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,728EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 540EUR drive & more 113EUR sleep & more 1,056EUR eat & more 864EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 2,033EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,573EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 1,800EUR drive & more 138EUR sleep & more 220EUR eat & more 432EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 790EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,590EUR
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Montenegro Road Trip Itinerary

If you are searching for an interesting tour around Montenegro, Montenegro Road Trip will surely come up to your expectations. Our excursion will be an answer to the needs of family. On your way around this trip, you will explore such places as Podgorica, Herceg Novi, and Kotor. The road plan presented in this article takes 8 days to complete, but drivers can definitely complete it in 6. Of course, if you are delighted with the allure of what Montenegro offers, you can always extend your tour. You will have almost 609km to travel, and you will spend around 1.8 hours a day on the road. Ready for the journey? Let’s get on the road!
number of days 8 number of days
route length 609 km route length
budget moderate budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the right traffic direction
accident level moderate accident level
One of the greatest values of this adventure is the fact that you can contemplate fabulous natural landscapes. The trip allows you to see a number of thrilling places without the need to stress and at a relatively reasonable price. In spite of the fact that the road trip is characterised by a lower security level in comparison to other road trips, caution is the key to staying safe while on the road. Tourists will be pleased with this trip, as it is rather pocket-friendly thanks to a minimum number of amenities. In Montenegro, you will be driving on the right. When it comes to accident level it is moderate. The period between April and October are recommended for the adventure.

START Podgorica

Distance 609 km Driving time 14.2 h Pace: slow Airports TGD
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Your journey starts at the Podgorica Airport. It is precisely the place where you can collect your rental vehicle.

1 Podgorica - Kolašin - Tara Canyon

Distance 146 km Driving time 2.8 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
dining venues scenic road stretches of winding road junction of road trips interesting  historic site accommodation options
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2 Tara Canyon - Niksic - Herceg Novi

Distance 195 km Driving time 3.7 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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3 Herceg Novi - Prčanj - Kotor

Distance 41 km Driving time 1.6 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
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4 Kotor - Luštica - Budva

Distance 63 km Driving time 1.7 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
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5 Budva - Sveti Stefan - Bar

Distance 38 km Driving time 0.8 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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6 Bar - Ulcinj

Distance 30 km Driving time 1.1 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
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7 Ulcinj - Skadar Lake - Virpazar

Distance 73 km Driving time 2.1 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
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8 Virpazar - Podgorica

Distance 23 km Driving time 0.4 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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Montenegro Road Trip Summary

We believe that the presented Montenegro Road Trip has become a superb inspiration for your future travels.
Our tour can be used as a foundation that can be recreated in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with interesting tourist attractions.
If travelling by car is your plan when moving around Montenegro, there are a number of essential road rules to follow and a bunch of things to remember to make your journey smooth and safe. These tips will also become useful for travellers who opt for car rental or hiring a camper.
When driving around Montenegro, there are a number of road rules to be mindful of. When moving around Montenegro in a car, it is best to avoid spirits at any price. Drivers ought to remember that the amount of alcohol that the driver can consume is very low and amounts to only 0‰. Exceeding the maximum permissible speed, which is 50km/h, around the city may result in speeding offence. When travelling around rural areas, you should stick to the maximum allowed speed of 80km/h. You can travel at the maximum speed of 130km/h on motorways in Montenegro. It is best to equip your car with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit and drive with your headlights on at daytime to increase the safety.
The majority of holidaymakers wonder about the costs of the whole trip. Depending on the budget option that you go for, the final cost of the whole itinerary can vary. A wide range of budget options is showed below.
We estimate that the cheapest offer when it comes to gasoline to cover the planned 9 stages across Montenegro may cost roughly 63 EUR. Travel expenses connected with economy hotels will cost up to around 352 EUR. Tourists who go for this option will spend roughly 432 EUR on restaurants and food. The cheapest car rental option will also cost around 120 EUR. Thus, you can expect the travel expenses to be about 847 EUR without car rental and 967 EUR with vehicle hire.
Tourists who are interested in greater comfort and the standard option will pay roughly 88 EUR for the fuel needed to cover the tour. Cost amounting to 704 EUR can be expected by all drivers who are considering standard accommodation. Travellers can expect that the standard option in terms of food and restaurants will cost roughly 576 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the tour in a standard hire car can expect a cost of around 360 EUR. The whole estimated cost of the itinerary is 1,728 EUR with a rental vehicle and 1,368 EUR without a rental car.
Travellers who are searching for the highest level of convenience will be pleased with the premium option. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay more or less 2,573 EUR for the whole itinerary, whereas those who are not interested in vehicle hire will spend about 2,033 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a premium rental car can expect a cost of more or less 540 EUR. When it comes to the top standard option of the itinerary, you should expect the average cost of more or less 113 EUR when it comes to gasoline. Drivers who opt for top services in all aspects of their tour should expect to pay approximately 864 EUR for food and restaurants and around 1,056 EUR for hotels.
Our trip will also be perfect for all camper enthusiasts, as it can be easily adjusted to their expectations. When it comes to this travel means, you should expect the costs of approximately 1,800 EUR. Travellers will spend approximately 138 EUR on fuel allowing to cover all stages of the trip. Drivers who are interested in camper rental should expect to pay more or less 220 EUR for overnight stays and about 432 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The Road Trip Costs section shows all the mentioned details in a straightforward way.
The period between April and October is great to explore the part of Montenegro mentioned in our adventure idea. There are numerous interesting road trips and scenic drives that are available on our website if you’d like to see other of our road trip opportunities. We hope that the broad spectrum of trips will definitely live up to the expectations of the most demanding holidaymakers.

Facts for safer driving in Montenegro

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0
max speed urban max speed urban 50 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 80 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 130 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls no
seat belts seat belts yes

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