Montenegro travel guide

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You're Going to Love Montenegro

Montenegro is a small country that is full of mountain scenery, sandy beaches, churches, monasteries and fortresses, as well as forests and national parks.

What to do in Montenegro

1. Visit Budva

With stretches of beach, including Jaz, the most famous beach, and a pedestrianized Old Town surrounded by city walls, Budva is a popular destination to explore.

2. Go Outdoors

Durmitor National Park offers activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking and rafting. Here you can also see the Tara River Canyon which, at 51 mi long and 4,300 ft deep, is a spectacular sight.

3. Explore Kotor

This fortified town with its abundance of churches, museums and Venetian-style architecture has a lot to offer its visitors.

4. Enjoy the Local Cuisine

Try the fresh carp and trout from Lake Skadar and River Tara or take the opportunity to sample the local smoked hams and cheeses from the towns, such as Njeguši, in the interior.

5. Taste Some Montenegrin Wine

The Plantaže Winery, famous for its vranac wine, is situated next to Lake Skadar and offers various tours and wine tasting events for visitors to their wine cellars.

When to visit Montenegro

The best times to visit Montenegro are from May to June and September to October when temperatures can average around 69°F. Coastal temperatures in summer can average 81°F in July and August with cooler weather in the mountains.

How to Get to Montenegro

Entry Requirements

Nationals from US, Canada, Australia, Britain and EU countries are not required to have a visa to enter Montenegro but are required to hold passports that are valid for the duration of the stay. Stays of up to 90 days do not require a visa.


There are regular flights from the main European cities to Podgorica Airport, 7.5 mi from the capital city, and the national carrier Montenegro Airlines has its hub here. It is possible to get a minibus or taxi from the airport to the center of Podgorica.


Montenegro Railways operates daily services between Serbia and Montenegro, starting at Belgrade and stopping at Podgorica before reaching Bar. Montenegro is also a member of the Eurail pass travel option.


It is possible to enter Montenegro from neighboring countries by car provided your car has all the relevant insurance.


There are good bus connections between Montenegro and the neighboring countries, as well as further west into Europe. Coach services, such as Eurolines and GetByBus, run services to Montenegro.


Montenegro can be reached by ferry from Bari and Ancona in Italy. These services dock at Bar while cruise trips in the Asiatic make stops at Kotor.

Popular airports in Montenegro

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Where to stay in Montenegro

The most popular locations for visitors to stay are on the coast in Kotor and Budva where there is a selection of boutique hotels and hostels, and around the country's national parks and eco-villages, which offer accommodation in wooden cabins.

Where to stay in popular areas of Montenegro

Most booked hotels in Montenegro

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How to Get Around Montenegro

Public Transportation

There are local bus systems that serve Podgorica and Budva with tickets costing around €0.80 ($0.90), though taxis may be a more reliable, albeit a little more expensive option, as the fares are based on distance.


There is a limited train network within Montenegro with a line that runs from Bar in the south to Podgorica and on into Serbia. There is another line that links Podgorica to Nikšić in the northwest.


The local bus network around Montenegro is reasonably priced and efficient and is one of the easiest ways to see the country. Tickets can be bought at the station or on the bus and should cost around €15 ($17) for any journey within the country.


Cars can be rented from international companies, such as Sixt, Europcar and Avis – which will be located at the airport and in bigger cities. There are local car rental companies, such as Meridian Rentacar and In Montenegro, which may offer cheaper alternatives.

The Cost of Living in Montenegro

Montenegro uses the Euro as its currency. ATMs are available throughout the country and while major credit cards are accepted in the larger hotels, they may not be accepted in smaller restaurants and shops. When buying groceries, expect to pay just over €2 ($2.20) for a dozen eggs and a 0.2 gallon of milk. Eating out is reasonably priced, with prices of around €5.50 ($6) per person for a meal in a slightly cheaper restaurant.

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