35 days in Central Serbia, Montenegro & Athens Itinerary

35 days in Central Serbia, Montenegro & Athens Itinerary

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35 days in Central Serbia, Montenegro & Athens Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
1
Kragujevac, Serbia
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Zabljak, Montenegro
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kotor, Montenegro
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Athens, Greece
— 11 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

5
nights
Kragujevac, Serbia

Kragujevac ©
Kragujevac is the fourth largest city of Serbia and the administrative center of the Šumadija District in central Serbia. Take a break from the city and head to Resavska Cave and Risovaca Cave. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shopping mall Kragujevac Plaza and Oplenac. Venture out of the city with trips to Winery Aleksandrovic (in Topola), Ravanica Monastery (in Cuprija), Smederevo Fortress (in Smederevo), Galerija Milena Pavlovic Barili (in Pozarevac), Manasija Monastery (in Despotovac) and Izvor Aqua Park (in Arandjelovac). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Viminacium, stroll through Ekopark Ilina Voda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church of Kragujevac, and admire the landmark architecture of First high school in Kragujevac (Kragujevacka gimnazija).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kragujevac itinerary builder.

Vancouver, Canada to Kragujevac is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Kragujevac due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zabljak.

Things to do in Kragujevac

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Topola, Arandjelovac, Despotovac, Ravanica Monastery, Galerija Milena Pavlovic Barili
Highlights from your plan
Resavska Cave ©
Resavska Cave
Smederevo Fortress ©
Smederevo Fortress
Oplenac ©
Oplenac

6
nights
Zabljak, Montenegro

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Step out of the city life by going to Tara River Canyon and Canyon Nevidio. Explore hidden gems such as Crno Lake and Đurđevića Tara Bridge. Explore Zabljak's surroundings by going to Pluzine (Waterfall Rafting Centre, Pivskoe Reservoir, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Bobotov Kuk, head outdoors with Adventure Park Durmitor, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jablan Lake.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zabljak trip generator.

You can drive from Kragujevac to Zabljak in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Zabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pluzine, Canyon Nevidio, Tara River Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Tara River Canyon ©
Tara River Canyon
Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk

4
nights
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Get in touch with nature at Red Beach and Skadar Lake National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plav Lake and Biogradska Gora National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Virpazar (Kayaking & Canoeing & Skadar Lake National Park). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Podgorica sightseeing planner.

Drive from Zabljak to Podgorica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Podgorica, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Biogradska Gora National Park, Red Beach, Plav Lake
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Biogradska Gora National Park ©
Biogradska Gora National Park
Plav Lake ©
Plav Lake

7
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
City Walls and Altstadt (Old Town) Budva will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Milocher Park and R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela. Venture out of the city with trips to Herceg-Novi (Blue Grotto & Dobrec Beach), Budva (Santa Maria in Punta Church & Ploce Beach), Becici Beach (in Becici) and Plavi Horizonti Beach (in Radovici). On the 21st (Mon), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Citadel, explore the historical opulence of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni, delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kotor sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Podgorica in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kotor, with lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for Athens.

Things to do in Kotor

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Budva, Tivat Municipality, Herceg-Novi, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Milocher Park
Highlights from your plan
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
River Rafting & Tubing

11
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Do your shopping at Monastiraki and TECHNOHOROS ART GALLERY ΑΙΘΟΥΣΑ ΤΕΧΝΗΣ. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of Poseidon and Acropolis of Athens. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Vouliagmeni to see Astir Beach about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, get to know the fascinating history of Plaka District, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Athens vacation builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kotor to Athens in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kotor to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Kotor in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Athens. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glyfada Beach, Temple of Poseidon, Astir Beach, River West Shopping Center
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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