14 days in Slovenia Itinerary

14 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia planner

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Fly
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Ljubljana
— 4 nights
Shuttle
2
Maribor
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Kojsko
— 1 night
Drive
4
Nova Gorica
— 1 night
Drive
5
Idrija
— 1 night
Drive
6
Škofja Loka
— 1 night
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Brussels

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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.
Family-friendly places like Ljubljana Old Town and Ljubljana Castle will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Castle Komenda (in Polzela), The Grom Motorcycle Museum (in Vransko) and Savinjska (in Nazarje). Spend the 12th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, and stroll around Tivoli Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Ljubljana holiday planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Ljubljana is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Brussels, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ljubljana, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Maribor

— 5 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Bring the kids along to Celje Castle and Beškovnik's Granary. Get some historical perspective at Plague Column and Franciscan Church. Get out of town with these interesting Maribor side-trips: Celje (Prince's Palace & The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan), Vitanje (Brodej Ethnological Museum & Skaza Violin Studio) and Ptuj (Orpheus Monument & Ptuj Castle). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Old Vine House, explore the world behind art at Jewish Tower, and explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site.

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

Getting from Ljubljana to Maribor by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Maribor are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kojsko.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Kojsko

— 1 night
Bring your camera for your holiday in Kojsko, sitting pretty on a hillside.
On the 18th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Gonjače Viewing Tower, get engrossed in the history at Vipolže Villa, and then examine the collection at Dobrovo Castle.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kojsko, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Kojsko takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Maribor in August since evenings lows in Kojsko dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Kojsko

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Nova Gorica

— 1 night
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
On the 19th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Branik Castle, head outdoors with Magma X, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sveta Gora (Holy Mountain).

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nova Gorica trip itinerary planning tool.

Nova Gorica is very close to Kojsko. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Idrija.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Idrija

— 1 night
While on holiday in Idrija, you'll be able to see a World Heritage Site featuring one of the largest mercury mines in the entire world.
On the 20th (Fri), examine the collection at Hg Smeltery, browse the exhibits of Gewerkenegg Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Idrija online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nova Gorica to Idrija takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nova Gorica in August, things will get little chillier in Idrija: highs are around 31°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Škofja Loka.

Things to do in Idrija

Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
On the 21st (Sat), browse the exhibits of Škofja Loka Castle, pause for some photo ops at Marian and Holy Trinity Columns, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Primoz Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Škofja Loka day trip planner.

You can drive from Idrija to Škofja Loka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Škofja Loka can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Škofja Loka

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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.