18 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Ljubljana
— 7 nights
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Ajdovščina
— 3 nights
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Lipica
— 2 nights
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Ankaran
— 2 nights
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Portorož
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana — 7 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Mark's Church in Vrba (in Žirovnica), Bohinjsko Jezero (Lake Bohinj & Vogel) and Bled (Climbing Tours, Spa Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Ljubljana Castle, cast your line with Fishing Guides Slovenia, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, and stop by Metelkova.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana holiday planning app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Ljubljana. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ajdovščina.
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Ajdovščina — 3 nights

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ajdovščina: Žiri (Monument to Maksim Sedej in Ziri & St. Ana's Church on Ledinica) and Idrija (Idrija Kamšt, Idrija War Museum, &more). There's much more to do: do a tasting at The Wine House Rondic, step into the grandiose world of Štanjel Castle, stop by Darovi Vipavske, and get a taste of the local shopping with Lojze Spacal Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ajdovščina trip maker website.

Getting from Ljubljana to Ajdovščina by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in December, expect Ajdovščina to be somewhat warmer, temps between 13°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive 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 9th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Avgust Cernigoj Gallery, try to win big at Grand Casino Lipica, and then tee off at Golf Klub Lipica. Keep things going the next day: trot along with Lipica Stud Farm, examine the collection at Lipizzan Museum Lipikum, then step into the grandiose world of Socerb Castle, then browse the exhibits of Military Museum Tabor, and finally Head underground at Divača Cave.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lipica trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ajdovščina to Lipica takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Lipica are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Ankaran.
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Ankaran — 2 nights

Ankaran is a town in the Municipality of Ankaran, located near the border with Italy, in the Littoral region of Slovenia. On the 11th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, then explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, and then make a trip to Museo Militare Di Pivka. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Škocjan Caves, do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, and then step into the grandiose world of Rihemberk Castle.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ankaran driving holiday planning site.

Ankaran is just a short distance from Lipica. In December in Ankaran, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Portorož.
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Portorož — 3 nights

A resort town on the country's scenic Adriatic coastline, Portoroz offers many spas with all kinds of therapeutic treatments, many based on the brine and mud from the area's salt pans.
Step out of Portorož with an excursion to Reservoir Dogs brewery in Nova Gorica--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: experience rural life at Fonda Fish Farm, admire the striking features of Benečanka Venetian House, get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum, and stroll around Forma Viva.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Portorož online holiday planner.

Portorož is just a stone's throw from Ankaran. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.
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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.
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