13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  32​h
1
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Bovec
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Piran
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Maribor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

1
day
Bohinjsko Jezero

Bohinjsko Jezero ©
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): appreciate the history behind Monument To Four Courageous Men, take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Korita, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, and finally hit the slopes at Vogel Ski Center.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bohinjsko Jezero online trip itinerary builder .

Sydney, Australia to Bohinjsko Jezero is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Bohinjsko Jezero, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Church of St John the Baptist, Mostnica Korita
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Vogel Ski Center ©
Vogel Ski Center
Church of St John the Baptist ©
Church of St John the Baptist
Mostnica Korita ©
Mostnica Korita

2
nights
Bovec

Bovec ©
Bovec is a town in the Littoral region in northwestern Slovenia, close to border with Italy. On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Outdoor Museum Kolovrat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary of the Assumption church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty River Brewing.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bovec road trip planner .

Getting from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bovec can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Piran.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kobarid, Outdoor Museum Kolovrat, Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps, Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery, Tolmin Gorge
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Kozjak Waterfalls ©
Kozjak Waterfalls
Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps ©
Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps
Tolmin Gorge ©
Tolmin Gorge

3
nights
Piran

Piran ©
Get some historical perspective at Church of St. George and Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Svetilnik Beach and Histria Botanica. Step out of Piran to go to Hrastovlje and see Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, which is approximately 40 minutes away.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Piran day trip planning website .

Getting from Bovec to Piran by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Bovec in April, expect Piran to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Piran

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Koper, Strunjan, Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, Portoroz Beach, Svetilnik Beach
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Svetilnik Beach ©
Svetilnik Beach
Nature Park Strunjan ©
Nature Park Strunjan
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George

2
nights
Maribor

Maribor is the second-largest city in Slovenia with about 95,500 inhabitants in 2016. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zicka Kartuzija, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sv. Roka, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Lent - the Oldest Part of the City of Maribor, then do a tasting at Ramsak Winery, then learn about winemaking at Dveri Pax Winery, and finally do a tasting at Vino Gaube.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Maribor route maker site .

Traveling by car from Piran to Maribor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Piran in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Maribor. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Maribor

Wineries Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Church of Sv. Roka, Celje Castle, Spas & Wellness, Vino Gaube, Zicka Kartuzija
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Spas & Wellness
Celje Castle ©
Celje Castle
Zicka Kartuzija ©
Zicka Kartuzija

3
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja), then get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall (Magistrat), then get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrezje, and finally sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Petric Winery, then learn about winemaking at Vino Zorz, and then do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ljubljana attractions planner.

You can drive from Maribor to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vipava, Lepa Vida Boutique Winery
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Vino Zorz ©
Vino Zorz

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