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Jadranska Magistrala Road Trip

Herceg Novi - Kotor - Budva - Petrovac - Ulcinj

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Historical sites Historical sites
Landscape Landscape
Security Security
Beach Beach
Urban life Urban life
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Jadranska Magistrala Road Trip ACTIVATE MAP Stages4 km138 h/stage0.9

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Jadranska Magistrala 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 54EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 154EUR eat & more 216EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 383EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 437EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 162EUR drive & more 25EUR sleep & more 319EUR eat & more 324EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 668EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 830EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 243EUR drive & more 38EUR sleep & more 473EUR eat & more 432EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 943EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,186EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 675EUR drive & more 38EUR sleep & more 165EUR eat & more 216EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 419EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,094EUR
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Jadranska Magistrala Road Trip Itinerary

The Jadranska Magistrala Road Trip is an unforgettable journey through the stunning Montenegrin coastline. Starting in the city of Herceg Novi and ending in Ulcinj, this route takes you through some of the most picturesque towns and attractions Montenegro has to offer. Along the way, you will pass through Kotor, Budva, and Petrovac, as well as many other towns, each offering its own unique charm and history. The total distance of the trip is 138 km, and it is recommended to take three days to fully enjoy the journey. The best time of year to take the trip is during the summer months, when the weather is perfect for exploring the historical sites, landscapes, and beaches that this road trip has to offer. The roads are in good condition, however, some parts of the route are slightly curvy. The Jadranska Magistrala Road Trip is an experience that will leave you with lifelong memories. It is suitable for all levels of drivers, and can be done on a moderate budget. So, pack your bags and take the journey of a lifetime!
number of days 3 number of days
route length 138 km route length
budget fair budget
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accident level moderate accident level

START Herceg Novi

Distance 138 km Driving time 3.5 h Pace: slow 31.7 kWh Airports TGD , TIV
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Herceg Novi is a charming coastal town in Montenegro and a great starting point for the “Jadranska Magistrala Road Trip”. Located on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, it is a perfect spot to relax and soak up the sun. Here, travelers can take in the beauty of the old town with its winding streets, intricate towers, and colorful buildings. For travelers looking to explore Herceg Novi, there are plenty of sights to be seen. The Square of Weapons is a highlight and features an 18th century clock tower and impressive stone archway. The Church of St. Archangel Michael is an impressive 17th century church and the Kanli Kula Fortress is a must-see. To get a real sense of the town’s history, travelers can visit the Maritime Museum and learn about the town’s seafaring past. The closest international airport to Herceg Novi is Tivat Airport (TIV). From here, travelers can rent a car to explore the town and surrounding area. The roads are well maintained and the scenery is stunning, making it a great way to start the “Jadranska Magistrala Road Trip”. Whether travelers are looking for a relaxing beach holiday or an exciting road trip, Herceg Novi is the perfect destination. With its beautiful views, fascinating history, and close proximity to the airport, Herceg Novi is the perfect starting point for the “Jadranska Magistrala Road Trip”.

1 Herceg Novi - Kotor

Distance 43 km Driving time 1.1 h Pace: slow 9.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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The road trip from Herceg Novi to Kotor is a 43 km journey that will take you less than an hour. As you drive, take in the stunning views of the Adriatic Sea and the winding roads that lead you to Perast. Perast is a small town located on the Bay of Kotor, known for its Venetian-style architecture and beautiful churches. Take a stroll through the cobblestone streets and admire the Baroque buildings. Continue your journey to Kotor, a fortified city situated at the foot of Mount Lovcen. The city's old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, filled with medieval churches, palaces, and squares. Be sure to take a walk up the city walls for a breathtaking view of the bay and the surrounding mountains. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, check the Itinerary of this stage. Enjoy the journey!

2 Kotor - Budva

Distance 23 km Driving time 0.6 h Pace: modest 6.0 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on a captivating road trip from Kotor to Budva! This 23km journey will take you less than an hour. Start your journey from Kotor, a picturesque town located in the Bay of Kotor. Admire the beautiful Venetian architecture and explore the ancient fortifications. Don't forget to visit the beautiful Kotor Cathedral of St. Tryphon, a masterpiece of the Montenegrin Romanesque style. Continue your journey to Budva, a beautiful town with a long and rich history. Spend some time exploring the old town, which is surrounded by medieval walls, and admire its many churches, monuments, and squares. Don't forget to visit the Citadel, a fortress built in the 9th century. This is just one of the stages of a larger tour, and more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route is available in the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your journey!

3 Budva - Petrovac

Distance 21 km Driving time 0.6 h Pace: slow 4.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on a thrilling road trip from Budva to Petrovac! This 21km drive will take you less than an hour, but you will be mesmerized by the winding roads and the breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea. Start your journey in Budva, a coastal town known for its old town and beaches. Then, make your way to Sveti Stefan, a picturesque island-town with a unique architecture. Finally, make your way to Petrovac, a charming fishing village with a stunning beach. Don't forget to take your time to admire the scenic road and take some amazing pictures! During the drive, you will pass some winding sections, so be sure to stay alert. Make sure to check out the Itinerary of this stage for more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route. Enjoy your journey!

4 Petrovac - Ulcinj

Distance 51 km Driving time 1.3 h Pace: modest 13.2 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on a 51 km journey from Petrovac to Ulcinj, Montenegro and explore the most interesting places along the way. The drive will take less than two hours, but with winding roads in some sections, it is worth taking your time, as you will be rewarded with stunning views and a chance to take in the beauty of the area. Start with a visit to Stari Bar, an old city located on the top of a hill, and explore its historical sites, including the remains of a fortress and a mosque. Then, make your way to Ulcinj, a coastal town with a beautiful beach and a lively promenade. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check the "Itinerary" of this stage. So, take a deep breath and enjoy the ride!

  Ulcinj

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Ulcinj, Montenegro is the perfect ending point for the Jadranska Magistrala Road Trip. This picturesque town is located on the southernmost end of Montenegro and is home to some of the country's most breathtaking sights. The old town of Ulcinj is a must-see for travelers. This walled city is home to a variety of historic sites, including the old citadel, a centuries-old fortress situated atop a hill overlooking the Adriatic Sea. The city also boasts a number of mosques, churches, and other religious sites, as well as a vibrant nightlife scene. The Ada Bojana beach is another popular attraction in Ulcinj. This beach is located on the delta of the Bojana River and is a great spot for swimming, sunbathing, and other beach activities. The nearby Long Beach is also a great spot for swimming and sunbathing, and is the perfect spot to watch the sunset. Ulcinj is also home to a number of natural attractions, including the Old Olive Tree, the largest olive tree in Montenegro. The tree is estimated to be over 2000 years old and is a popular spot for taking photographs. Other natural attractions include the nearby Ada Ciganlija lake, a popular spot for fishing and kayaking, and the nearby Skadar Lake National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For travelers arriving by air, the closest international airport is Podgorica Airport (TGD), located approximately 40 miles from Ulcinj. From there, travelers can rent a car and continue on the Jadranska Magistrala Road Trip to Ulcinj. With its stunning natural beauty, historic sites, and vibrant nightlife, Ulcinj is an ideal destination for travelers looking for a memorable ending to the Jadranska Magistrala Road Trip.

Jadranska Magistrala Road Trip at a glance

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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