Is Montenegro still a hidden gem of Europe? Packed with natural beauty and biodiversity, Montenegro is a country with some of the most stunning landscapes, immense cultural & historical heritage, and summers to remember! From coast to the summits of its dramatic mountains, Kotor to Durmitor National Park, here’s the top 6 must-see places when planning a trip to Montenegro:

    • Kotor
    • Budva
    • Durmitor National Park
    • Perast
    • Biogradska Gora
    • Ulcinj


    Kotor is a place for all seasons with every month offering something that will leave in awe even the most experiential travellers. From its winter to summer carnival, Boka Bay’s night – probably even bigger celebration than New Year (at least here), medieval walls and fortifications, to its fjord like cliffs, and much more, Old Town Kotor as well as the entire Bay of Kotor should be on everyones itinerary when visiting Montenegro.

    Once here, make sure to Conquer the Walls of Kotor and enjoy the view from the top as the Bay of Kotor stretches in all its beauty, in front of you. Roam and ‘get lost’ in its winding alleyways of book a Kotor walk tour if you fancy being transported in time and learn about Kotor’s rich culture & heritage. If you have time to spare or using Kotor as a base to explore further, bring some sunscreen an go for a Kotor Cruise, a boat tour around Boka Bay, and stop for a swim in Blue Cave. For all the foodies out there, trying seafood here is a must and for those a bit more ‘picky’ ones, enjoy the charms of sunny terrace at Resto Bar Taraca, with wide variety of vegan & vegetarian food options. The only place in Kotor that offers it (to our knowledge).


    Budva is a popular destination in Montenegro and Queen of Montenegrin tourism. Known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife & one of the most charming Old Town’s out there, Budva should be on everyone’s bucket-list of things to do in Montenegro. From budget friendly places to those which will empty your pockets faster than you can say Budva, this is a place where summer really comes to life. Party, eat Mediterranean, relax, paraglide or take a boat ride, and do not miss exploring the Old Town. There’s something for everyone here. So, rent-a-car, take a bus or do it as a day-trip. Either way, we are inviting you to scratch off another place from your Montenegro bucket-list experiences!

    Durmitor National Park

    Outdoor Montenegro adventure? Yes please! Durmitor National Park is home to some of the most stunning landscapes in the country, including deep canyons, soaring peaks, and crystal-clear glacial lakes. Durmitor is a hikers dream with 48 peaks over 2000 meters (6561 feet) and a network of hiking trails that wind through the breathtaking scenery. Fancy hiking? Visit our Montenegro Hiking page & let’s put some mileage on those legs. For more of Durmitor adventure, look no further than Tara River Canyon. The longest river in Montenegro, Tara is a home to the deepest canyon in Europe – a perfect place to go Rafting in Montenegro. Hike around the Black Lake, explore all of the 18 glacial lakes of Durmitor National Park, summit its peaks, cycle or go on a 4×4, go Rafting or Zip-Line at Tara River Bridge, this unpoluted piece of heaven is waiting to be explored. Are you ready to remove yet another place from your Montenegro bucket-list?


    Perast is a must-visit place in Boka Bay as well as one of the most beautiful and best places to see in Montenegro. Located in the Bay of Kotor, Perast is set to steal your heart the moment you visit. Enjoy walking along the Adriatic sea of the Bay, visit the local museum of Perast, try some local specialties or enjoy the boat ride to Our Lady of the Rock island – the only man made island on this side of the Adriatic coast. Whichever you decide, we are confident that this little jewel will leave you packed with memories.

    If boat ride is too short, check out the Kotor Cruise and explore the highlights of Boka Bay & crystal clear waters of Blue Cave.

    Biogradska Gora National Park

    Step inside one of the last remaining primeval forests in Europe. Welcome to National Park Biogradska Gora. From its ancient trees, beautiful Biogradsko Lake and nature worth exploring, this truly unique & breathtaking place is definitely the one to cross off your list of bucket-list experiences in Montenegro.

    How does walking around the thick forest surrounding the Biogradsko Lake sound? Or paddling away on its emerald waters? Horseback riding? There are so many activities to choose from and this National Park as a whole, is definitely worth spending a few days at! If you are not a fan of too much planning and have some time to spend in Montenegro let us do it for you or, join our Best of Montenegro in 7 Days all-inclusive tour and experience Montenegro with us.


    Nestled along the Adriatic Sea, Ulcinj is a charming town in southern Montenegro. It is well-known for its stunning sandy beach, the longest on the entire Adriatic coast.

    Visitors flock to Ulcinj to soak up the sun and engage in multiple water sports, such as kiteboarding and windsurfing. But Ulcinj has much more to offer than just its beautiful beach. You can wander through the winding streets of The Old Town of Ulcinj, a historic district filled with narrow streets and charming houses and you can check out the local shops and restaurants or visit the Ulcinj Museum to learn more about the town’s rich history.

    Of course, no mention of Ulcinj would be complete without Ada Bojana – a river, flowing into the Adriatic forming a delta which created a river-island of Ada Bojana.

    Final Thoughts

    It is incredible to many, how such a small Mediterranean country can pack up so much within its borders. Whether you want to hike the highest Mausoleum in the world and gaze upon its beauty, go from Kotor on a boat tour around Boka Bay, go rafting, skiing, paragliding – in Montenegro you will find and definitely leave a piece of your existence.

    Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore all that this incredible country has to offer. You’ll be glad you took the time to discover the natural gems of Montenegro. And remember, your Montenegro bucket-list starts with one scrach off.

    Thank you and see you in Montenegro!