14 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Piran
— 1 night
— 5 nights
— 2 nights
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Bus to Trieste, Fly to San Francisco


Piran — 1 night

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Piran Minorite Monastery, learn more about the world around you at Mediadom Pyrhani, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Francis of Assisi, then admire the striking features of Benečanka Venetian House, then stop by GourmIstra, and finally see the interesting displays at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve, examine the collection at Koper Regional Museum, then admire the striking features of Piazza Tito, then ponder the design of Da Ponte Fountain, and finally contemplate the long history of Muda Gate.

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San Francisco, USA to Piran is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Piran due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Piran reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Ljubljana.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches
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Ljubljana — 5 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Ljubljana Central Market and Beer Tastings & Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Infocenter Triglavska Roža Bled (in Bled) and Old Town Centre of Radovljica (in Radovljica). Dedicate the 18th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Contemporary History, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, and sample the tasty concoctions at Union Experience.

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Getting from Piran to Ljubljana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Piran in October, things will get little chillier in Ljubljana: highs are around 60°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Maribor.
Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife
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Maribor — 2 nights

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Grajski Trg square, examine the collection at Ptuj Castle, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Vine House. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Valvasorjev Square, explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arch-parochial Church of St. Martin, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can take a shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.
Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Nature
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Bohinjsko Jezero — 1 night

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 22nd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Gorge, then catch a ride on Vogel, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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You can drive from Maribor to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Maribor in October: highs in Bohinjsko Jezero hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bovec.
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Bovec — 2 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit, contemplate the long history of Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary of the Assumption church, then take in the history at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty River Brewing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ajdovska Deklica, then identify plant and animal life at Planica Valley, and then cruise along Mangart Saddle.

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You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
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Slovenia travel guide

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.