18 days in Slovenia Itinerary

18 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Bled
— 4 nights
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Ptuj
— 2 nights
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Podčetrtek
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana
— 1 night
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Postojna
— 3 nights
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Piran
— 3 nights
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Nova Gorica
— 1 night
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Bled

— 4 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Velika Planina as well as Museum of Apiculture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Bohinj and Viševnik. Escape the urban bustle at Vintgar Gorge and Lake Jasna. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bled: Kranjska Gora (Ajdovska Deklica, Zelenci Nature Reserve, &more) and Savica Waterfall (in Bohinjsko Jezero). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, take some stellar pictures from Ojstrica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Oswald, and Head underground at Pokljuka Gorge.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Bled journey website.

Cherbourg-Octeville, France to Bled is an approximately 15.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Cherbourg-Octeville, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bled, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. You'll set off for Ptuj on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Ptuj

— 2 nights
A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
On the 29th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Ptuj Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Plečnik's Church, see the interesting displays at Krapje Beekeeping Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist’s Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ormoz Castle.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ptuj travel route planner.

You can drive from Bled to Ptuj in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for Podčetrtek.

Things to do in Ptuj

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Podčetrtek

— 3 nights
For most visitors on holiday in Podcetrtek, thermal waters remain the big draw.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Celje Castle and Church of Sv. Roka. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan and Olimje Monastery. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Jelenov Greben Homestead, try out the rides at Thermal Park Aquluna, and get in on the family fun at Witch House - Land of Fairy Tales and Imagination.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Podčetrtek travel route builder site.

Drive from Ptuj to Podčetrtek in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Podčetrtek, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Podčetrtek

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Ljubljana

— 1 night
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 3rd (Tue), examine the collection at National Museum of Contemporary History, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, take in the views from Triple Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Podčetrtek to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Postojna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

Postojna

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cross Cave and Planina Cave. Museum-lovers will get to explore Karst Museum and Tourist Information Centre - Galerija. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, make a trip to Lake Petelinje, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Postojna route website.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Postojna 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. You'll set off for Piran on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Postojna

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

Piran

— 3 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Let the collections at Magical World of Shells Museum and Nika's Tiny House capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. George's Church and Mediadom Pyrhani. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Bernardine, walk around Strunjan Nature Reserve, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Piran Minorite Monastery.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Piran road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Postojna to Piran takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Piran when traveling from Postojna in August, with lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Nova Gorica

— 1 night
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
On the 10th (Tue), head outdoors with Magma X and then explore the historical opulence of Branik Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nova Gorica journey builder app.

Getting from Piran to Nova Gorica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will leave for home on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

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.