This beautiful part of the world offering some wonderful places to visit. It’s calling out for you to do a Montenegro self-drive holiday. With a coastline of over 290km boasting 117 beaches and a mountainous region with stunning vistas, what more could you want?
With its Mediterranean climate offering hot summers and mild Springs and Autumns, it is open to visiting for most of the year. The temperature in the winter months drop to mid-Forties and rain is a regular occurrence.
In this blog we look at the various options for you to consider for the perfect Montenegro self-drive holiday.
Choose as many stops as you feel works for you, two or 3 stops over a 10 day period works well. A popular choice with our clients. Read on to find out our top destinations in Montenegro for you to consider in your self-drive holiday.
Best way to get to Montenegro
From the UK you can Fly into Dubrovnik in neighboring Croatia from most main airports. The main airports in Montenegro are Tivat and Podgorica however flights are not as regular as those to Dubrovnik.
Who flies to Dubrovnik from the UK?
Choose from airlines such as easyJet, BA, Flybe and Tui for regular flights to Dubrovnik
Who flies to Tivat from the Uk?
Choose from easyJet or Montenegro airlines for flights to Tivat from the UK
Who flies to Podgorica from the UK?
Currently, Ryan Air or Tui fly to Podgorica airport from the UK
Car hire in Montenegro
Car hire is available at all the airports. Make sure if renting from Dubrovnik that you check with the car rental supplier does not charge any extra for cross border travel into Montenegro.
Where to drive in Montenegro
Dormitory National Park
Drive-up the Panoramic road to Durmitor National Park part of the Dinaric Alps with the highest peak reaching 2523 meters. Take in the breathtaking mountainous landscapes. Think Rockies or Yosemite! Perfect for hiking, walking, biking, rafting and swimming. Must-see sights include Tara Canyon, Black Lake where you can walk round in about 1 and a half hours. Avoid the day-trippers with an early visit.
Budva Riviera located on the Adriatic Sea and known for its sandy beaches and nightlife. Visit the Old Town of Budva for the lively bars and music scene situated within the stone walls and narrow streets of this medieval old town. If you love to dance the night away, make sure you visit the famous open-air night club that holds 5000people
Beaches in Budva to visit are Jaz beach, Milocer Beach, Mogen Beach. If you have time include a visit to Sveti Nikola Island a small island known to the locals as “Hawaii”
Sveti Stefan is a lovely island with many old stories to tell which has now been converted into a 5-star luxury hotel. Known as Aman Sveti Stefan comprising of 50 rooms, cottages, and suites. Villa Milocer also now forms part of this luxury hotel which was once the summer residence of Queen Marina Karadjordjevic and the former leader of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito.
If you can’t afford to stay at this luxury property, pay the 100 euro day fee and Relax on the beach soaking up the rays during the day. As the day comes to an end enjoy watching the sunset behind the mountains. Half of the beach is public and free to use if you don’t fancy the 100 euro fee.
Kotor and it’s fortified walls of the old city offers a maze of small streets filled with bars restaurants and boutiques. Hike up to the fortress for Panoramic views. A popular stopping point for cruise ships so visit early morning or late afternoon.
Tivat is the upmarket classy area of Montenegro. Think luxury yachts, high-end apartments, and restaurants that urge you to dress up for the evening. It’s the place to people watch both during the day on the small beaches and at night. You could easily be fooled into thinking you were in Monaco.
Drive to the borders of Montenegro
Head north to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina and visit the area of Piva and the Piva river. Stunning scenery and water that is so clear you can see through the river bed. Stop off at Pluzine and enjoy the sunsets over the lakes and the remoteness of the area.
Skadar lake on the border with Albania, another stunning scenic area of Montenegro. The largest lake in Southern Europe and named after the city of Shkoder in northern Albania. One-third of the lake is owned by Albania, which is the nose part of this dolphin-shaped lake. Take time to explore the beautiful villages surrounding the lake.
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