5-Day Montenegro Road Trip from Podgorica to Bar and surrounding area

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Duration
5 days & 4 nights
Available
Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
4 nights included
Car rental
5 days included
Flights
Optional
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Description

Escape the ordinary with this exciting 5-day road trip through Montenegro that promises to leave you speechless. With this exciting adventure, you will have the chance to explore the diverse landscapes and local cultures of Podgorica, Rakića Kuće, Tuzi Municipality, Stari Bar, Tomba, Bar, Brca, Šušanj, and Virpazar. Pack your bags, hit the road, and prepare for an unforgettable journey where every moment becomes a lasting story.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Montenegro takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 3 nights in Podgorica and 1 night in Bar. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Montenegro. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Podgorica, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Montenegro on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Montenegro. Fortress Old Bar and Vodopad Nijagara are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Podgorica, Rakića Kuće, Tuzi Municipality, Stari Bar, Tomba, Bar, Brca, Šušanj, and Virpazar, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Montenegro. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Montenegro.

Throughout your road trip in Montenegro, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Montenegro.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Montenegro fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Montenegro today!

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Included

Hotel, 4 nights
Rental car, 5 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Bar - city in MontenegroBar / 1 night
Podgorica milenium bridge in Montenegro.Podgorica / 3 nights

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Attractions

Fortress Old Bar, Stari Bar-dio, Stari Bar, Bar Municipality, MontenegroFortress Old Bar
Vodopad Nijagara, Tuzi, Tuzi Municipality, MontenegroVodopad Nijagara
King Nikola's Palace, Topolica, Bar, Bar Municipality, MontenegroKing Nikola's Palace
Photo of the 2,000 year old olive tree, Stara Maslina near to Stari Bar, Montenegro.Stara Maslina
Christ's Resurrection church in Podgorica,MontenegroOrthodox Temple of Christ's Resurrection
Independence Square, Podgorica, Podgorica Capital City, MontenegroIndependence Square
Photo of illuminated Millennium bridge in the city center, under colorful sunset sky, Podgorica, Montenegro, at night.Millennium Bridge
Photo of fortress in the Stari Grad Bar or Bar Old Town, a small town in Montenegro.Old Town Bar
Old Ribnica River Bridge, Podgorica, Podgorica Capital City, MontenegroOld Ribnica River Bridge
Gorica Park, Podgorica, Podgorica Capital City, MontenegroGorica Park
Photo of Male Dajbabe Monastery was founded in 1897. View of the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin, Podgorica, Montenegro.Dajbabe Monastery
Red Beach, Žukotrlica, Bar, Bar Municipality, MontenegroRed Beach
Плажа Жукотрлица, Žukotrlica, Bar, Bar Municipality, MontenegroПлажа Жукотрлица
Sipcanik, Tuzi, Tuzi Municipality, MontenegroSipcanik
Kayak rentals Ivan
Lighthouse

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Economy
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Car

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Small car

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small car
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People
Large bags
Medium car

Medium car

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Medium
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Large bags
Premium car

Premium car

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premium car
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Day 1

Day 1 – Podgorica - arrival day

  • Podgorica - Arrival day
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  • Old Ribnica River Bridge
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Your road trip adventure in Montenegro begins as soon as you reach Podgorica and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Podgorica for 2 nights and explore the best things to see and do, sample the local cuisine, and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

Podgorica is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Podgorica. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in Montenegro. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the city.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Podgorica. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Don't forget to book a table at Konoba 'Lanterna' Podgorica, a well-known eatery in Podgorica. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 920 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Pod Volat while exploring Podgorica. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 2,054 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Masala Art, a popular restaurant in Podgorica. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.9 out of 5-star rating from 288 discerning diners.

An excellent example is Ethno Jazz Club "Sejdefa", which has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 146 customers.

Another of the best bars you should consider going to is Kokotov rep. This bar offers a selection of great meals and is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 115 customers.

Locals also enjoy Street bar, and you might too. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 123 customers, an after-dinner drink at Street bar is the perfect way to end this day.

Raise a toast to the start of your 5-day road trip in Montenegro!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Podgorica

  • Podgorica
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Drive 17 km, 1 hour 16 min

  • Dajbabe Monastery
  • Orthodox Temple of Christ's Resurrection
  • Millennium Bridge
  • Gorica Park
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Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Podgorica has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Podgorica by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

You can learn more about Podgorica today by going on a tour. Podgorica offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Podgorica's best restaurants.

Don't miss out on experiencing Porto, a renowned dining spot in Podgorica. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 288 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Chi Le Ma while immersing yourself in Podgorica. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 423 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Vuk, a beloved dining establishment within Podgorica. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 314 satisfied customers.

If you’re up for getting a drink after dinner, PUB WWW is a great place to go. Around 110 customers have rated this popular bar an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Alpe Bar has an atmosphere and drink selection that guests especially enjoy. Alpe Bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 114 reviews and is considered one of the best you can experience in the city.

Another top-rated alternative for a celebratory drink is Hotel Hemera. If this is where the night will take you, you’re in for a fun time in Podgorica. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 375 customers.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Montenegro!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Rakića Kuće, Tuzi Municipality, Stari Bar, Tomba, and Bar

  • Bar
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Drive 76 km, 1 hour 44 min

  • Sipcanik
  • Vodopad Nijagara
  • Stara Maslina
  • Old Town Bar
  • Fortress Old Bar
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On day 3 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Montenegro, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 5 destinations, Rakića Kuće, Tuzi Municipality, Stari Bar, Tomba, and Bar. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Bar, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Tuzi Municipality and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 16 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Tuzi Municipality beckons with new experiences!

Rakića Kuće’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Tuzi Municipality behind. This drive usually takes around 8 min. Rakića Kuće welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Make Vodopad Nijagara one of your first sightseeing stops in Rakića Kuće. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,515 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Bar, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the town.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Bar's best restaurants.

Reserve your spot at Caffe Pizzeria Perbacco, a popular local restaurant in Bar. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 618 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Le Petit Chateau Restoran during your stay in Bar. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 547 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Kraljevska Plaža, a popular local gem in Bar. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 458 satisfied guests.

When you’ve finished your meal and an after-dinner drink sounds enticing, visit Nice Vice, one of the best bars in the town. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 273 customers, and is the perfect complement to your refreshing weekend getaway experience in Montenegro.

If you would like to try another place, YOUR TIME is another great option that serves a variety of drinks. Considered one of the most popular bars in Bar, this bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 210 customers.

KARUBA PIZZA & PUB is also a great bar where you can have nice chats with locals and fellow travelers in the area. KARUBA PIZZA & PUB has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 83 customers.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Montenegro.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Bar, Brca, Šušanj, Virpazar, and Podgorica

  • Bar
  • Podgorica
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Drive 57 km, 1 hour 43 min

  • King Nikola's Palace
  • Lighthouse
  • Плажа Жукотрлица
  • Red Beach
  • Kayak rentals Ivan
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 4 of your road trip in Montenegro, where you’ll be making 5 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Bar, Brca, Šušanj, Virpazar, and Podgorica. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Podgorica. Podgorica will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Drop by the renowned King Nikola's Palace. This popular museum has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,908 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Red Lighthouse. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 39 visitors, this sightseeing destination deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

After soaking in Bar’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Šušanj. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 11 min. When you arrive in Šušanj, it's time to take a break from the road.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Плажа Жукотрлица. This extraordinary sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 394 visitors.

Set your GPS to Brca and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 2 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Brca beckons with new experiences!

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Red Beach. This extraordinary natural feature has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 497 visitors.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Podgorica. Podgorica offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Podgorica. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Garden while you’re in Podgorica. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 294 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Podgorica is Sicilia Stari Aerodrom. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 258 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

While in Podgorica, enjoy PROTOKOL gastro bar / Podgorica’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 208 satisfied guests.

An excellent example is Welder Pub, which has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 189 customers.

Another of the best bars you should consider going to is München Bierhaus | Pub München. This bar offers a selection of great meals and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 202 customers.

Locals also enjoy Restoran bar Desetka Podgorica, and you might too. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 135 customers, an after-dinner drink at Restoran bar Desetka Podgorica is the perfect way to end this day.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Montenegro!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Podgorica - departure day

  • Podgorica - Departure day
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  • Independence Square
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Day 5 of your road trip in Montenegro is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Podgorica before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

As you approach the end of your journey in Montenegro, take a moment for some retail therapy in Podgorica’s celebrated shopping district. Thanks to your stay’s premier location, you can easily visit the city’s commercial hubs and wander through its diverse range of local shops without rushing.

Whether you’re on a hunt for an ideal present to give to your friends or family, or looking for a personal memento to remind you of Montenegro, a variety of items are waiting for you.

Before you conclude your road trip in Montenegro, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Podgorica.

You’ll then say farewell to Podgorica. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Montenegro!

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