19 days in Slovenia Itinerary

19 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Zagreb, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 1 night
Drive
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Celje
— 1 night
Drive
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Maribor
— 1 night
Drive
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Ptuj
— 1 night
Drive
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Kranj
— 1 night
Drive
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Radovljica
— 1 night
Taxi
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Bled
— 2 nights
Drive
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Srednja vas v Bohinju
— 1 night
Drive
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Kranjska Gora
— 1 night
Drive
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Bovec
— 3 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 2 nights
Drive
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Škocjan
— 1 night
Drive
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Postojna
— 2 nights
Fly

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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 15th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Velika Planina and then ponder the world of politics at Town Hall. On the next day, take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and finally snap pictures at Triple Bridge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana vacation maker tool.

Madrid, Spain to Ljubljana is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, expect Ljubljana to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Celje.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Celje

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Žiče Charterhouse, then pause for some photo ops at Tito Statue, then explore the historical opulence of Castle Komenda, and finally explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Celje route planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Celje in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Celje sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Celje

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Maribor

— 1 night
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 18th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Slovenska Bistrica Castle, then explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, and then see the interesting displays at Old Vine House.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Maribor itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Celje to Maribor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Maribor are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Ptuj.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Ptuj

— 1 night
A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Terme Ptuj, then don't miss a visit to Prešernova Street, then examine the collection at Ptuj Castle, and finally pause for some photo ops at Orpheus Monument.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ptuj trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Ptuj takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ptuj can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kranj.

Things to do in Ptuj

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

Kranj

— 1 night
The capital of Slovenia's Alps, Kranj allows you to stand with one foot in the nature and another in a town that's both a cultural center and a base for outdoor activities.
On the 20th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Špital and the Špital Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, step into the grandiose world of Škofja Loka Castle, then take in the awesome beauty at Šmarjetna Mountain, and finally admire the sheer force of Šum Waterfall.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kranj online journey planner.

You can drive from Ptuj to Kranj in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kranj can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Radovljica.

Things to do in Kranj

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Radovljica

— 1 night
Radovljica is a medieval town right at the footsteps of the Julian Alps.
On the 21st (Sat), examine the collection at Železniki Museum, then steep yourself in history at Kropa's Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Town Centre of Radovljica.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Radovljica trip maker app.

Radovljica is very close to Kranj. In August, daily temperatures in Radovljica can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Radovljica

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Bled

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Parish Church, and finally trek along Vintgar Gorge. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Mala Osojnica, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then get great views at Straža Bled.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bled trip builder website.

Bled is just a short distance from Radovljica. August in Bled sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Srednja vas v Bohinju.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Srednja vas v Bohinju

— 1 night
On the 24th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Gorge, explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vogel, and finally admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Srednja vas v Bohinju travel website.

Srednja vas v Bohinju is just a stone's throw from Bled. In August in Srednja vas v Bohinju, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Srednja vas v Bohinju

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

Kranjska Gora

— 1 night
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): appreciate the views at Zgornjesavska Valley, then look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, then don't miss a visit to The Russian Chapel, and finally explore the activities along Lake Jasna.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kranjska Gora sightseeing website.

You can drive from Srednja vas v Bohinju to Kranjska Gora in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

Bovec

— 3 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Boka Waterfall. Step out of the city life by going to Kozjak Waterfall and Virje Waterfall. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, appreciate the views at Soča Valley, and don't miss a visit to Italian Charnel House.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bovec sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kranjska Gora to Bovec by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. August in Bovec sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Bovec

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

Piran

— 2 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Izolana - House of the Sea, admire the striking features of Praetorian Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, and finally admire the majestic nature at Debeli Rtič Landscape Park. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Strunjan Nature Reserve, then kick back and relax at Portorož Beach, then learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church.

Plan trip to Piran with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Bovec to Piran in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bovec in August, things will get a bit warmer in Piran: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Škocjan.

Things to do in Piran

Beaches · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Škocjan

— 1 night
Most people visit Skocjan to tour the famed caves, one of Slovenia's top attractions.
On the 31st (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Škocjan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Piran to Škocjan in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Postojna.

Things to do in Škocjan

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, and then admire the verdant scenery at Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Guštarna and then contemplate the long history of Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Postojna online itinerary planner.

Postojna is very close to Škocjan. In August in Postojna, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Postojna

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

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.