13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kostanjevica na Krki
— 1 night
Drive
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Laško
— 1 night
Drive
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Maribor
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nova Gorica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portorož
— 1 night
Drive
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Postojna
— 1 night
Drive

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Ljubljana

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Ljubljana Old Town and Metelkova are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Ljubljana Castle and Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Spend the 9th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Galerija Hest, hunt for treasures at Ljubljana Central Market, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, and walk around Tivoli Park.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ljubljana road trip website.

Milan, Italy to Ljubljana is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Milan in August, expect Ljubljana to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Kostanjevica na Krki.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Kostanjevica na Krki

— 1 night
History buffs will likely spend much of their Kostanjevica na Krki vacation exploring the local museum, a former monastery and one of the country's finest medieval monuments.
On the 12th (Thu), examine the collection at Pleterje Open-Air Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Raka Castle, then Head underground at Kostanjevica Cave, and finally browse the exhibits of Božidar Jakac Art Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kostanjevica na Krki day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Kostanjevica na Krki takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Laško.

Things to do in Kostanjevica na Krki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

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Laško

— 1 night
Nestled on the banks of the Savinja River, Lasko is both a spa town and home to the country's largest and most famous brewery.
On the 13th (Fri), examine the collection at Museum of Recent History Celje, see the interesting displays at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan, then stop by Syncerus, and finally step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Laško journey planning tool.

Drive from Kostanjevica na Krki to Laško in 1.5 hours. In August in Laško, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Maribor.

Things to do in Laško

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Maribor

— 1 night
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
On the 14th (Sat), examine the collection at Museum of National Liberation, look for gifts at Vino Valdhuber, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with UGM I Maribor Art Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Maribor online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Laško to Maribor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Maribor sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Maribor

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

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Bled

— 3 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bled Castle and Bled Island. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Triglav National Park and Straža Bled. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, duck into Galerija Mikame, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bled trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Bled takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Bled sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Nova Gorica

— 2 nights
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the views from Solkan Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bathing Place Lajšt, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lojze Spacal Gallery. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall, then admire the verdant scenery at Soča Valley, and then examine the collection at Kobarid Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nova Gorica tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bled to Nova Gorica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bled in August, expect Nova Gorica to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Portorož.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Portorož

— 1 night
A resort town on the country's scenic Adriatic coastline, Portoroz offers many spas with all kinds of therapeutic treatments, many based on the brine and mud from the area's salt pans.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Duka Gallery, shop like a local with Nika's Tiny House, learn more about the world around you at Mediadom Pyrhani, then view the masterpieces at Loza Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Manzioli Square, and finally kick back and relax at Strunjan Nature Reserve.

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Traveling by car from Nova Gorica to Portorož takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Portorož, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Portorož

Beaches · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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Postojna

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, Head underground at Škocjan Caves, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Postojna online route planner.

Drive from Portorož to Postojna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Portorož in August: high temperatures in Postojna hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Postojna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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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.