16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Bovec
— 3 nights
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Lipica
— 2 nights
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Piran
— 2 nights
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Postojna
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana
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Brežice
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Maribor
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Bled
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Bovec — 3 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Bring the kids along to Zipline and Soča Valley. Take a break from Bovec with a short trip to Tolmin Gorge in Tolmin, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall, explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary of the Assumption church.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bovec journey website.

Lauscha, Germany to Bovec is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also drive. In August, daily temperatures in Bovec can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lipica.
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Lipica — 2 nights

Known for its Lipizzaner horses, Lipica is nevertheless more than just a horse lover's heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Avgust Cernigoj Gallery and then visit the horses at Lipica Stud Farm. On your second day here, Head underground at Divača Cave.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lipica travel route planner.

Drive from Bovec to Lipica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bovec in August, with highs in Lipica at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Piran.
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Piran — 2 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Bring the kids along to Tartini Square and Portorož Beach. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium Piran.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Piran trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Lipica to Piran by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August in Piran, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Postojna.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): Head underground at Postojna Cave and then explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle.

To see ratings and tourist information, use the Postojna tour planner.

Getting from Piran to Postojna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Piran in August: high temperatures in Postojna hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Postojna to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel to Brežice.
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Brežice — 2 nights

A small town near the Croat border, Brezice experienced a tumultuous history typical for diverse border settlements.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jelenov Greben Homestead as well as Thermal Park Aquluna. On the 14th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Jelenov Greben Homestead, make a splash at Thermal Park Aquluna, stop by Olimje Chocolate Shop, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olimje Monastery, and finally look and learn at Planetarium in Sfericni Kino Astroport 360. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Brežice Castle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Na Jasi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Novo Mesto Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Otočec Castle Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brežice travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Brežice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Brežice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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.
Witch House - Land of Fairy Tales and Imagination has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Witch House - Land of Fairy Tales and Imagination. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): make a trip to Main Square.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Maribor trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Brežice to Maribor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall and then explore the activities along Lake Bohinj. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, explore the striking landscape at Vintgar Gorge, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bled online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Maribor to Bled in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will leave for home on the 20th (Sun).
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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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