16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Bled
— 2 nights
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Ajdovščina
— 1 night
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Koper
— 2 nights
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Postojna
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana
— 4 nights
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Celje
— 2 nights
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Maribor
— 2 nights
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Bled — 2 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bled Castle and Church of St John the Baptist. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tasting Bled and Brdo Castle. There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, head off the coast to Bled Island, take some stellar pictures from Ojstrica, and take an in-depth tour of Khislstein Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bled travel planner.

Erfurt, Germany to Bled is an approximately 8-hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ajdovščina.
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Ajdovščina — 1 night

Ajdovščina is a small town with a population of about 6,700, located in the Vipava Valley, during Italian rule (1918–1943, nominally lasted to 1947), the style of the town does not resemble that of a typical Italian town. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): go deep underground at Idrija Kamšt, then steep yourself in history at Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, and then stroll through Natural Bathing Place Lajšt.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ajdovščina attractions site.

Getting from Bled to Ajdovščina by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bled in September, with highs in Ajdovščina at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Koper.
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Koper — 2 nights

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
On the 10th (Sat), stroll through Svetilnik Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, then explore the historical opulence of Socerb Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran, then get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Koper road trip website.

Getting from Ajdovščina to Koper by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Koper can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Postojna.
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Postojna — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): Head underground at Postojna Cave, then explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Grad Prem, take an in-depth tour of Snežnik Castle, and then examine the collection at Hunting Collection and Dormouse Museum.

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Traveling by car from Koper to Postojna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Koper in September; daily highs in Postojna reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.
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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.
Škofja Loka Castle and National Museum of Contemporary History will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cankarjevo Nabrežje and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Museum of Post and Telecommunications (in Polhov Gradec) and The Church Of Mary Immaculate (in Škofja Loka). Dedicate the 17th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, stop by Metelkova, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, and steep yourself in history at Plečnik's House.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Postojna to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Celje.
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Celje — 2 nights

An old city with a modern vibe, Celje features a castle and historical town center, surrounded by a green landscpe tailor-made for an exciting and active holiday.
On the 18th (Sun), examine the collection at Celje Regional Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Virgin Mary's Assumption Church, then walk around City Park, and finally examine the collection at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. George, then awaken your taste buds at Zlati Grič Wine Cellar, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Celje trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Celje in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Maribor.
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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 (Tue): don't miss a visit to Main Square, pause for some photo ops at Plague Column, then indulge your taste buds at Big Guy's Wine Tour, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lent.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Maribor trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Celje to Maribor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Maribor, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for home on the 21st (Wed).
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Slovenia travel guide

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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.
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