13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Ljubljana
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Ptuj
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Škofja Loka
— 1 night
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Kranj
— 1 day
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Radovljica
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Lesce
— 1 night
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Zgornje Gorje
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Kranjska Gora
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Kanal
— 1 night
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Nova Gorica
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Vipava
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Strunjan
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Izola
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Škocjan
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Predjama
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Postojna
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Ljubljana

— 1 night
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and then stroll through Bled Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Dragon Bridge, then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, then snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana vacation maker site.

Bologna, Italy to Ljubljana is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bologna in August: high temperatures in Ljubljana hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ptuj.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

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Ptuj

A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Orpheus Monument.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ptuj attractions planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Ptuj by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Škofja Loka.
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Škofja Loka

— 1 night
Skofja Loka works great as a starting point for explorations into the Julian Alps, very near the country's capital Ljubljana.
To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Škofja Loka sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Ptuj to Škofja Loka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Škofja Loka sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to Kranj.

Things to do in Škofja Loka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Kranj

— 1 day
The capital of Slovenia's Alps, Kranj allows you to stand with one foot in the nature and another in a town that's both a cultural center and a base for outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): ponder the design of Plečnik's Arcade & Fountain, don't miss a visit to Tunnels Under Old Kranj, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Kancijan Church.

Start your trip to Kranj by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Kranj is just a stone's throw from Škofja Loka. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Radovljica.

Things to do in Kranj

Historic Sites
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Radovljica

Radovljica is a medieval town right at the footsteps of the Julian Alps.
For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Radovljica travel route builder tool.

Radovljica is just a stone's throw from Kranj. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to Lesce.

Things to do in Radovljica

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Lesce

— 1 night
Featuring picturesque old streets embellished with Gothic and Baroque churches, Lesce remains a perfect example of a quaint little town in Central Europe.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lesce trip itinerary app.

Lesce is just a short distance from Radovljica. In August, daytime highs in Lesce are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will leave for Zgornje Gorje on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Lesce

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
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Zgornje Gorje

— 1 day
Nestled in a green valley and surrounded by rolling hills, Zgornje Gorje is dominated by the spire of the parish church in the center of the village.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Kmetija Pr' Kolenc, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, then Head underground at Pokljuka Gorge, and finally admire the sheer force of Iglica Waterfall.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zgornje Gorje trip itinerary builder.

Zgornje Gorje is very close to Lesce. August in Zgornje Gorje sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Zgornje Gorje

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Kranjska Gora

A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kranjska Gora itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Zgornje Gorje to Kranjska Gora takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Kranjska Gora are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You will leave for Kanal on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
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Kanal

— 1 night
Kanal, frequently referred to as Kanal ob Soči, is a settlement mostly on the left bank of the Soča River in the Slovene Littoral, the traditional region in southwestern Slovenia. To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanal driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kranjska Gora to Kanal in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kranjska Gora in August, with highs in Kanal at 34°C and lows at 20°C. You'll set off for Nova Gorica on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Kanal

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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Nova Gorica

— 1 day
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): snap pictures at Solkan Bridge, then make a trip to Sveta Gora (Holy Mountain), and then make a trip to Stazione Transalpina.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nova Gorica day trip planning app.

Nova Gorica is very close to Kanal. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Vipava.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Historic Sites
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Vipava

Vipava sits in a green landscape where picturesque and unspoiled nature delivers exciting opportunities to get active in the outdoors throughout the year.
To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vipava visit planning tool.

Vipava is just a short distance from Nova Gorica. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vipava when traveling from Nova Gorica in August, with lows around 24°C. You'll set off for Strunjan on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Vipava

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Strunjan

— 1 night
Strunjan provides easy access to the nearby nature reserve, the longest section of unspoiled coastline in the Gulf of Trieste.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Strunjan day trip planning app.

You can drive from Vipava to Strunjan in an hour. Traveling from Vipava in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Strunjan, with lows around 20°C. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to Izola.

Things to do in Strunjan

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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Izola

— 1 day
Located on the Adriatic coast, the old fishing town of Izola draws travelers with the enticing atmosphere of its Mediterranean streets.
On the 13th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Maurus, and then stroll through Svetilnik Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Izola day trip planning website.

Izola is very close to Strunjan. In August, daytime highs in Izola are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Škocjan.

Things to do in Izola

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Škocjan

Most people visit Skocjan to tour the famed caves, one of Slovenia's top attractions.
To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Škocjan online journey planner.

Getting from Izola to Škocjan by car takes about an hour. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to Predjama.

Things to do in Škocjan

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games
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Predjama

— 1 night
Predjama is a small settlement in the Municipality of Postojna in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.LandmarksCastlePredjama Castle, a Renaissance castle and a major tourist attraction in Slovenia, is located at the mouth of a cave just above the settlement.ChurchOur Lady of Sorows Church in the settlement is a chapel of ease of the Parish of Studeno. For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Predjama online route planner.

You can drive from Škocjan to Predjama in an hour. You'll set off for Postojna on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Predjama

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Trails
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Postojna

— 6 nights
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Postojna: Lake Bloke (in Nova Vas), Cross Cave (in Grahovo) and Snežnik Castle (in Stari Trg pri Lozu). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, don't miss a visit to Museo Militare Di Pivka, contemplate the waterfront views at Cerknica Lake, and view the masterpieces at Tourist Information Centre - Galerija.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Postojna trip builder tool.

Postojna is just a stone's throw from Predjama. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Postojna

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.