Best time to visit Montenegro

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Best time of year to visit Montenegro

Late spring and early autumn is the shoulder season in the сountry and it is the best time to visit Montenegro. Being quite crowded, May through July is a perfect period for beach holidays and for birdwatching and exploring National Parks like Prokletije or Durmitor. The water is warm until October, so early autumn is also an excellent season to swim along the coast, but beware of frequent downpours. Remember that early autumn is also a season for lots of fruits like figs and quince. November through April in Montenegro are totally ski months with high hotel rates in Kolašin and Žabljak. Most hotels by the seashore are closed during that time.

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Durmitor National Park

Durmitor National Park

May–September • activity

It is perhaps the most beautiful place in all of Montenegro

Prokletije National Park

Prokletije National Park

May–September • nature

Mountain biking, hiking, fishing—try all these activities in Prokletije National Park!

Beach Season

Beach Season

May–early October • activity

Sunny Montenegrin beaches welcome you and your family! A perfect destination to relax and to forget any problems

Visiting Villages

Visiting Villages

June–August • activity

Amazing nature, delicious home-made food, and a real Montenegrin hospitality—that’s what mountain ethnic villages are about!

Flamingoes in Ulcinj

Flamingoes in Ulcinj

April–early June • nature

Salinas near Ulcinj became the home for hundreds of flamingos. Come and see for yourself!

Hiking

Hiking

April–October • activity

Beautiful Balkan landscapes are waiting for you! Accept the challenge and participate in a one-week hiking tour along the coast or choose your own route.

The Train from Bar to Belgrade

The Train from Bar to Belgrade

May–September • activity

Buy a ticket for the most picturesque railway route of the Balkans and you won't forget this trip!

Biking

Biking

June–August • activity

Biking is a perfect way to enjoy beautiful views of mountains, lakes, and the sea

Snorkeling

Snorkeling

June–August • activity

Meet unu​sual sea inhabitants at the bottom of the Adriatic Sea during the summertime

Kayaking

Kayaking

June–August • activity

Dreaming about an adventure? Try kayaking along the Adriatic coast or on the land waters is an experience not to forget.

Cijevna River and Waterfall

Cijevna River and Waterfall

March–October • nature

It isn't necessary to visit Canada if you want to see the Niagara Falls; Montenegro has its own

Fishing

Fishing

May–September • activity

Fishing in rapid mountain rivers or ​the crystal clear Adriatic Sea—you decide what's best!

Mussels Season

Mussels Season

June–August • food

Mussels and wine—what can be better? Mussels and wine in Montenegro! Visit special sea farms which are open for tourists from June to A​ugust

Seafood Season

Seafood Season

June–September • food

During summertime, ​Montenegrin restaurants serve fresh fish from the Adriatic sea

Diving

Diving

June–August • activity

Discover underwater caves, ship wrecks, and creepy creatures of the Adriatic. Diving in Montenegro is definitely worth a try​

Sailing

Sailing

June–August • activity

Sailing along the coast of Montenegro is a great idea for the holidays! Warm weather, pleasant water, and beautiful harbours

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

April–early June • activity

Famous curly dalmatian pelicans, ibises, grebes, egrets—all of them at Skadar Lake Park. If you are keen on birdwatching, don’t miss this place

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Bokeljska Noc or Boka Night in Kotor

Bokeljska Noc or Boka Night in Kotor

August 18, 2019 • event

A big sea festival in Kotor will make your night in the city unforgettable. A huge parade of colorful boats makes for a great impression

Mimosa Festival in Herceg Novi

Mimosa Festival in Herceg Novi

February 01–February 28 | February 02 • event

Enjoy beautiful mimosa blossoms in Herceg Novi! Every February Montenegro celebrates this event with big carnivals and bright flower exhibitions

Rafting

Rafting

September–October • activity

Autumn rafting in Montenegro is a good idea for those who prefer quieter waters

Kasaronja or Water Caltrop

Kasaronja or Water Caltrop

October • food

Have you ever try a water caltrop? Did you even know that such a fruit exists? Come to Montenegro and try it!

Pomegranate

Pomegranate

October–early December • food

It is not similar to any other fruit; it is unique and tasty. Visit Montenegro to see how it grows and to pick it right from the trees!

Wine Season

Wine Season

October • food

Montenegrin weather conditions make for some of the best wines in the Balkans

Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and Snowboarding

December–mid-April • activity

Montenegro ski resorts are cheap and not overcrowded and the views are truly amazing!

Cornelian Cherries or Drenjine

Cornelian Cherries or Drenjine

September • food

Have you ever heard about a berry which looks like a red olive and has a special taste like…like none other?

Persimmon

Persimmon

October–November • food

Montenegrin gardens in autumn are paradise for those who are crazy about fruit. Just come and taste!

Rastan

Rastan

December–March • food

Taste winter Montenegrin meals made with rastan leaves

Olive Harvest

Olive Harvest

September • food

Sunny Montenegrin olive plantations welcome you!

Quince

Quince

September–October • food

One more unusual fruit you can find in Montenegro is quince. Though it seems really weird, the flavour of quince is delicious!

Podgorica Marathon

Podgorica Marathon

October 28, 2018 • event

The marathon in Podgorica welcomes you every October. Even if you are not strong runner, just try, taking part is more important than winning

Figs

Figs

late August–September • food

Besides being tasty, figs are really healthy! Montenegrin people know the best time to eat this fruit

Wild Flowers

Wild Flowers

April–May • nature

In spring Montenegrin hillsides turn into flamboyant flower carpets

Grape Syrup

Grape Syrup

October • food

This refreshing sweet beverage made with grape syrup is one more thing you should try in Montenegro