There are so many things to do in Montenegro on your holiday, you’ll never be bored.
That’s one of the things that makes Montenegro such a great place for a vacation. Whether you’re into sun-worshipping, extreme sports, history, food and wine, or just want a great family getaway… Montenegro has something for everyone.
There’s a huge variety of things to do in Montenegro on your holiday. Here are some ideas:
- Enjoy a sun-filled holiday lazing on the beach or an active holiday hiking mountains.
- Go diving or explore ruins.
- Experience rustic village life or admire super yachts.
- Take a relaxing boat tour
- Try canyoning or whitewater rafting
Here, I’ll help you find the best things to do in Montenegro during your stay.
I’ve put together an easy-reference list of attractions, activities and tours that you can explore for your stay. If you’re just getting started booking your trip to Montenegro, this is a great page to bookmark so you can come back later to browse and book anything you decide you want to do here. I constantly update this page with new tours as they become available.
Find Things To Do By Destination
- Things To Do In Kotor Bay
- Things To Do At Lake Skadar
- Things To Do In Podgorica
- Things To Do In Bar
- Things To Do In Ulcinj
Montenegro is full of interesting sites to visit. And each has its own unique story. These attractions cover everything from historical sites national parks and visiting them will help you get know Montenegro’s unique culture.
The old towns of Montenegro offer you a glimpse into the country’s past.
There are 7 to see and I’ve listed them in order of popularity:
National Parks Of Montenegro
If you thought all the best things to do in Montenegro were on the coast, you’d be missing out on the gorgeous national parks!
No trip to Montenegro would be complete without a visit to one of the national parks. This is where you’ll find the ‘wild beauty’ Montenegro is known for.
There are five national parks:
Holidays And Breaks
Booking a package with your activities included is a great way to see some of the best sights, without having to do all the research yourself.
Each itinerary is ‘tried and tested’ so you know you’re getting the best. My local partners are also happy to personalise itineraries and create bespoke itineraries so you get exactly what you want.
- Kotor: 1 Hour Essential Walking Tour
- Kotor: 90 Minute Guided Walking Tour
- Kotor: 1.5 Hour Private Walking Tour
- Kotor: 2 Hour Historical Walking Tour
- Kotor: Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour
- More Things To Do From Kotor
- From Kotor: Best of Montenegro Full-Day Trip
- From Kotor: Essential Montenegro Perast and Kotor Tour
- From Kotor: Day Trip to Perast and Njegusi Village
- From Kotor: Day Trip of Old Montenegro
- From Kotor: Ostrog and Rijeka Crnojevic Private Tour
- From Kotor: Day Trip to Lovcen and Skadar Lake
- Private Guided Tours
- Albania Day Trip from Budva, Becici, Petrovac or Bar
- Private Albania Day Tour from Budva, Becici, Petrovac or Bar
Getting out in a boat is one of our favourite things to do in Montenegro.
Fast boat or slow boat, it doesn’t matter. We love to cruise along the coast admiring the stone fishing villages and discovering hidden coves to swim.
- All Boat Tours
- From Kotor: Perast and Our Lady of the Rocks Boat Tour
- From Kotor: Our Lady of the Rocks and the Blue Cave Boat Tour
- From Kotor: Boka Bay Day Cruise
- From Kotor: Kids’ Favourite Semi Submarine Boat Tour
- From Tivat: Rose and Zanjice Beach Water Taxi
- Dolphin Watching Tours
From April to November there are lots of things to do in Montenegro’s seas and lakes. You can take boat trips, go kayaking, diving and stand up paddling.
The water is so warm and clear throughout the summer, that it’s the perfect place to try some of these activities, even if you’ve never tried them before.
- The Blue Cave Kayak and Snorkeling Adventure from Kotor
- Stand Up Paddling
- Stand Up Paddle Board Rental in Kotor
- Stand Up Paddling in Kotor Bay from Tivat or Kotor
- Kotor Riviera Stand Up Paddling and Bike Adventure
Rent A Boat
Renting a skippered or bareback (unskippered) boat is one of the most popular activities on my website.
You can hire a boat to take you wherever you like for a day – speeding along the coast, discovering deserted beaches and exploring the coastal villages is an unforgettable experience.
Try your hand at sailing with a sailing experience or sailing lessons.
The group sailing experiences are ideal for families and groups wanting to explore the coast.
You can also book group or private sailing lessons with an experienced instructor.
Rafting in the Tara Canyon is a favourite past time of both locals and tourists.
The scenery is stunning, the water refreshing and most of all, it’s fun!
Because the rapids change during the rafting season, it’s suitable for everyone from 8 years old which makes it a great family activity. We can’t wait to take our little guy with us!
- Rafting in Montenegro
- Full Day Tara River Whitewater Rafting Tour from Kotor
- Tara River Whitewater Rafting Tour from Budva, Becici, Petrovac or Bar
- Private Tara River Whitewater Rafting Tour from Budva, Becici, Petrovac or Bar
Are you looking for a thrill? A challenge? Do you want to do something off the beaten track?
Yes? Then canyoning is for you.
You’ll swim, jump, slide, hike and abseil your way through Montenegro’s hidden crevices. Once you go in, there’s only one way out!
You can find some great biking in Montenegro. There are biking tours with breathtaking scenery, self-guided biking tours, mountain biking trails, bike rentals and trails along old, deserted train routes. This is a great way to explore Montenegro’s natural beauty.
- Biking in Montenegro
- Lake Skadar Biking Trails
- Vrmac Ridge Mountain Bike Tour
- Epic 25 Turns Bike Descent to Kotor
- Cycling the Ladder of Kotor
- Self-Guided Bay of Kotor Bike Tour
- Electric Bike Guided Tour of the Bay of Kotor
- Kotor Riviera Stand-Up-Paddling and Bike Adventure
- Podgorica and Lake Skadar Self-Guided Cycling Tour
- Bar Cycling Tour: The Ladder of Old Town of Bar
- Lake Skadar Self-Guided Cycling and Slow Food Tasting Tour from Podgorica
You might think of warm water and azure beaches when you think of Montenegro. But Montenegro was named after its mountains. The name ‘Crna Gora’ which is the local name for Montenegro, means ‘Black Mountain’ when translated.
The striking and wild mountain ranges are just begging to be explored and hiking is one of things to do in Montenegro that can help you do just that!
Sun, Beaches And Complete Relaxation
Does your ideal holiday mean days full of sun, rest and relaxation? All you’ll need to bring is a few good books and Montenegro will take care of the rest.
Budva is known for it’s amazing beaches. Fine, pink pebbles; soft, golden sand; azure water… tick, tick and tick! Budva has it all.
Montenegro is a treasure trove of interesting history. And the museums are fascinating places to visit. They harbour relics from prehistoric times through Illyrian, Byzantine, Venetian, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian rule.
The National Museum is in Cetinje and all the major towns have exhibits of their own.
Wine And Gastronomy
Personally, I think the local food is an unsung hero in Montenegro. It’s fresh, it’s delicious, and there’s a huge variety of food from hearty mountain fare to fresh-caught seafood.
Make sure you put trying some local specialties on your list of things to do in Montenegro!
If you’d like some suggestions of what to eat and drink, I’ve made a list for you here.
Lake Skadar is home to over 280 bird species including the endangered Dalmatian Pelican.
You can take boat and kayak tours on the lake specifically to go bird-watching. These take you to the bird reserves around the lake and are guided by knowledgeable locals.
It’s hard to miss beautiful vistas as you drive around Montenegro. I’ve been known to say “Slow down! I’m enjoying the scenery” as we drive around the country.
If you’re wondering where you should go to make the most of the scenery, I’ve put together a list of the 5 most scenic drives in Montenegro.
Horse riding is one of the best ways to explore Montenegro’s diverse beauty. You can explore places cars can’t go and tourists don’t go, so you’ll see some of our most wild and beautiful places.
There are horse treks available for beginners to experienced riders.