13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Bohinjsko Jezero
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 day
Drive
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Kobarid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ptuj
— 3 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Lafayette

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Bohinjsko Jezero — 1 day

The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bohinjsko Jezero attractions planner.

Lafayette, USA to Bohinjsko Jezero is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Lafayette to Bohinjsko Jezero is 7 hours. Traveling from Lafayette in April, things will get colder in Bohinjsko Jezero: highs are around 57°F and lows about 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kobarid.
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Kobarid — 2 nights

At the very heart of picturesque Soca Valley, Kobarid delivers some of the most stunning views of Slovenia's highest peaks, as well as a chance to enjoy some exciting alpine rivers.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall, and then see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary of the Assumption church, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in the history at Ravelnik Open Air Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kobarid journey builder tool.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Kobarid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in April, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Piran.
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Piran — 2 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, then make a trip to Tartini Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, and then make a trip to Walls of Piran.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Piran trip app.

You can drive from Kobarid to Piran in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kobarid in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Piran: highs are around 65°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana — 4 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Franciscan Church of the Annunciation and Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bled Island and Predjama Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Bled Castle (in Bled), Postojna (Tourist Information Centre - Galerija & Postojna Cave) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, examine the collection at House of Illusions, take in the views from Triple Bridge, and wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Piran to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Piran in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ljubljana, with lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ptuj.
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Ptuj — 3 nights

A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at Rogatec Open Air Museum, then see the interesting displays at Slovenska Bistrica Castle, then make a trip to Church of St. George, and finally examine the collection at Ptuj Castle. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museum of Recent History Celje, then explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle, and then see the interesting displays at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ptuj planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Ptuj takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Ptuj, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.
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