Montenegro fly drive holiday

“Self-drive through the national parks and past the rivers and lakes of Montenegro on a round-trip from Croatia's coastal city of Dubrovnik.”


Biogradsko Gora National Park | Lake Skadar National Park | Lake Plav | Dubrovnik | Bay of Kotor | Durmitor National Park | Budva | Tara Canyon | Zabljak | Sveti Stefan | Lovcen National Park |

Description of Montenegro fly drive holiday

Take a couple of weeks to discover the delights of Montenegro and youll quickly begin to understand why this beautiful Balkan country is so highly regarded.

Self drive Montenegro holidays really allow you to unlock the landscapes along the Adriatic and further inland where vast lakes and dense pine forests contribute to some superb hiking trails within national parks, such as, Durmitor, Biogradsko, and Plav (Prokletije).

As this particular fly drive Montenegro itinerary has been designed as a circuit its incredibly convenient for those flying to Dubrovnik with the Bay of Kotor, Durmitor National Park, Budva and the Tara Canyon all included within the route, which can be navigated in either direction. Direct flights from UK to Montenegro also available, details on request.

Overnight stays take place in smaller, independent hotels and B&Bs with many of the properties run by local families who will be more than happy to chat about the area and provide some invaluable recommendations for places to see and things to do.

All fly drive Montenegro vehicles are of a good standard and the final documents package will include: route and parking instructions as well as recommended sightseeing options and optional activities that well be able to book for you through our local activity operator.
Below is a quick check list of whats included on this self drive Montenegro holiday:
- 11 nights B&B accommodation within Montenegro
- 3 nights B&B accommodation in Dubrovnik
- 12 days fully-inclusive car hire (Group B with a/c)
- Contacts and local info documents
- All taxes and 24hr back up services

Please note: if youre flying from the UK, well be happy to handle booking procedures with the airline and from the airport of your choice.

Day-by-day experiences

Day 1:Touch down at Dubrovnik airport and pick up your hire car drive across the border into Bosnia & Herzegovina and head to the southern city of Trebinje and your first night away from home.
Day 2-4:Today you'll be driving east and across the border into Montenegro next stop is Montenegro's second largest city, Niksic, where you'll be invited to rest, sightsee and stretch your legs before continuing the drive north to the small town of Zabljak, situated within the beautiful Durmitor National Park the next three days will be spent making the most of Durmitor National Park which is an absolute haven for hikers and those who love life outdoors three nights spent in Zabljak.
Day 5&6:Bid a fond farewell to the peaks, valleys and rivers of Durmitor National Park as you drive east through rural Montenegro en-route to the glacial Lake Plav which is situated close to Prokletije National Park there are several monasteries to take in along the way including Dobrilovina and Djurdjevi Stupovi which will help to break up the journey and give drivers a chance to enjoy the exquisite mountain scenery for themselves the route along the River Tara is incredibly scenic with the Tara Canyon adding to the undulating landscapes, close to the borders with Albania and Kosovo the next two nights will be taken in local accommodation in the Lake Plav area.
Day 7:Bid farewell to the glacial peaks and troughs around Lake Plav as you drive to the northern town of Kolasin in Montenegro via the beautiful natural landscapes of Biogradsko Gora National Park overnight stay in local accommodation in Kolasin.
Day 8:Drive from Kolasin to the Adriatic coast from where the town of Budva provides your B&B accommodation for the next two nights alternatively, you could spend one night in the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica, and then the next night in Budva.
Day 9:If you're heading to Budva from Podgorica then a visit to Lake Skadar National Park is always a great idea today you're invited to make the most of the coast as you stay in and around Budva with the beaches of Sveti Stefan and Petrovac always proving popular overnight stay in Budva.
Day 10&11:As Budva bids you a bon voyage you'll make the short drive to the coastal town of Kotor with a choice of routes via Cetinje and Lovcen National Park or through the Tivat tunnel offering a couple of variations to suit your own itinerary two nights spent at B&B accommodation in Kotor.
Day 12:Spend your morning enjoying the coastline in and around the Bay of Kotor as well as the old town area in the afternoon you'll make the drive back over the border into Croatia by way of Perast, Risan and Hercog Novi (as well as Cavtat, if time permits) before reaching your final destination, the red tiled coastal city of Dubrovnik three nights B&B accommodation in Dubrovnik.
Day 13&14:Local sightseeing on foot, by bus or cable car; optional excursions by boat.
Day 15:Depart Dubrovnik and transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight home.

If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. The Travel Team.

01273 823 700

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Montenegro fly drive holiday


We have chosen to include places to stay where there is greater opportunity for you to interact with the local people, to practice the local language and to minimise your carbon footprint. The small hotels we offer use predominantly local produce in the preparation of meals, reducing the foodmiles and carbon footprint associated with larger hotels.

We have chosen to include places to stay where public transport is readily available so that the car is not used within towns or national parks. By including the opportunity to visit the National Parks on this holiday you choose to contribute to the excellent record of conservation in recent years through the entrance fees.

As a company we employ responsible policies such as recycling paper, ink cartridges, glass and cardboard; we minimise the use of electricity and conducting the vast majority of our correspondence and promotion via the internet and email, minimizing the amount of paper used for our activities. We also compost waste in our company garden.


Accommodation on this holiday is in primarily, family run, small hotels. The food served in the hotels is sourced locally and a large number of dishes on the menus are home made. We encourage you to employ local guides in places where their expertise and local knowledge will enhance your experience and understanding of the historical context and on the environmental impact of your visit. In Dubrovnik in particular you will see and read about the impact of the war on this UNESCO protected location; the cost of rebuilding and repairing the historic centre has been enormous and every contribution made by visitors helps greatly.

As well as supporting the local community and economy directly, our holidays also encourage support indirectly. As this is a self-drive holiday, visitors can access towns and villages which are off the beaten track, thereby supporting smaller local economies outside of Dubrovnik etc. Greater interaction with local people and local tourist service providers leads to greater understanding and respect which, almost always leads to better tourist and local relations.

3 Reviews of Montenegro fly drive holiday

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The zip wire over Tara Canyon.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Temperature varies by nearly 20 degrees from coast to mountains so have plenty of layers.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The locals are very friendly and need the tourism.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Brilliant if you want a quiet and relaxing holiday with walking driving and beautiful scenery.

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Driving the p16 road in Montenegro, the P1 was also good and worth a visit.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Expect poor service from the bus and train stations, they are not overly customer focused.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent trip

Reviewed on 17 Jun 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Loved that every day was different, a great contrast of locations & hotels, mountain & lakes, bridges & canyons, beaches & restaurants

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Our best decision was to swap Budva for Ulcinj

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely as at hotels and restaurants local food and wines were always a great option.
Conservation of National Parks well supported with reasonable entry fees.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

All we hoped for and more

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