22 days in Slovenia & Trieste Itinerary

22 days in Slovenia & Trieste Itinerary

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22 days in Slovenia & Trieste Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Drive:  1 h
1
Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Mojstrana, Slovenia
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
3
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Trieste, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Kobarid, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Trieste, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Tolmin, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Štanjel, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  33 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
nights
Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

Kranjska Gora ©
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Jasna as well as Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps and then explore the activities along Lake Jasna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, examine the collection at Liznjekova house, then fly down the slopes at Planica Nordic Centre, and finally admire the sheer force of The Martuljek waterfalls.

Discover how to plan a Kranjska Gora trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Ljubljana to Kranjska Gora is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in April, expect nights in Kranjska Gora to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are little chillier, around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Mojstrana.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

The Martuljek waterfalls
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Planica Nordic Centre ©
Planica Nordic Centre
The Martuljek waterfalls ©
The Martuljek waterfalls
Liznjekova house ©
Liznjekova house

few
hours
Mojstrana, Slovenia

Mojstrana ©
Take a trip to Mojstrana to use the town as a convenient base for explorations into the Julian Alps.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wasserfall Pericnik.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mojstrana trip itinerary planning website .

Mojstrana is just a short distance from Kranjska Gora. In April, daytime highs in Mojstrana are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Mojstrana

Parks Nature Museums
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Peričnik Waterfall ©
Peričnik Waterfall
Slovenian Alpine Museum ©
Slovenian Alpine Museum

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
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 Lake Bled, Bled Castle and Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar). On the 25th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Pokljuka Gorge, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled, and then look for gifts at Zakladi Slovenije. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bled online tour itinerary planner .

Bled is just a stone's throw from Mojstrana. In April, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Museum of hostages/ Muzej talcev, Vintgar Gorge, Pokljuka Gorge
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Pokljuka Gorge ©
Pokljuka Gorge
Museum of hostages/ Muzej talcev ©
Museum of hostages/ Muzej talcev
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

3
nights
Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia

Bohinjsko Jezero ©
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
You've added Waterfall Savica, Lake Bohinj, Vogel Ski Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Savica, pause for some photo ops at Monument To Four Courageous Men, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Mostnica Gorge, then fly down the slopes at Vogel Ski Center, then explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, and finally contemplate the long history of Franja Hospital.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bohinjsko Jezero trip planner.

Drive from Bled to Bohinjsko Jezero in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Bohinjsko Jezero sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 30th (Tue), you'll travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery, Church of St John the Baptist, Franja Partisan Hospital, Bohinj Bowling
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Church of St John the Baptist ©
Church of St John the Baptist
Franja Partisan Hospital ©
Franja Partisan Hospital
Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery ©

3
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Escape the urban bustle at Landscape park Logar Valley and Krizna Jama Cave. Explore hidden gems such as Sneznik Castle Museum and Celje Castle. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Galerija Fotografija, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Contemporary History (Muzej Novejse Zgodovine Slovenije), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrezje.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ljubljana tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Bohinjsko Jezero to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Trieste.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Krizna Jama Cave, Celje Castle, Sneznik Castle Museum, Landscape park Logar Valley
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
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Sneznik Castle Museum ©
Sneznik Castle Museum
Celje Castle ©
Celje Castle
Cankarjevo Nabrezje ©
Cankarjevo Nabrezje

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hours
Trieste, Italy

Trieste ©
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Civico Museo Teatrale Fondazione Carlo Schmidl, then admire the striking features of Palazzo del Municipio, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Maria Assunta.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Trieste online driving holiday planner .

Take a shuttle from Ljubljana to Trieste in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ljubljana in May since evenings lows in Trieste dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kobarid.

Things to do in Trieste

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiesa Santa Maria Assunta
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Chiesa Santa Maria Assunta ©
Chiesa Santa Maria Assunta

2
nights
Kobarid, Slovenia

Kobarid ©
At the very heart of picturesque Soca Valley, Kobarid delivers some of the most stunning views of Slovenia's highest peaks, as well as a chance to enjoy some exciting alpine rivers.
On the 4th (Sat), head outdoors with Positive sport, explore the activities along The Source of Soca River, and then contemplate the long history of Outdoor Museum Kolovrat. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Mangrtska Cesta - Die mautpflichtige Mangartstrasse, stroll the grounds of Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery, and then make a trip to Fort Hermann.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kobarid trip builder app .

Drive from Trieste to Kobarid in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Trieste in May, with highs in Kobarid at 20°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Trieste.

Things to do in Kobarid

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bovec, Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery, The Source of Soca River, Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem)
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Positive sport ©
Positive sport
Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery ©

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nights
Trieste, Italy

Trieste ©
On the 6th (Mon), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta Torri di Slivia, contemplate the long history of Palazzo del Lloyd Triestino (oggi della Giunta Regionale), ponder the world of politics at Palazzo del Governo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo del Municipio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria Assunta.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Trieste online journey builder .

You can drive from Kobarid to Trieste in 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kobarid in May: high temperatures in Trieste hover around 25°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tolmin.

Things to do in Trieste

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chiesa Santa Maria Assunta
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Chiesa Santa Maria Assunta ©
Chiesa Santa Maria Assunta
Palazzo del Governo ©
Palazzo del Governo

3
nights
Tolmin, Slovenia

Tolmin ©
At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Razgledni stolp Gonjače and Javorca, Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tolmin Museum and Kozlov Rob. Take a break from Tolmin with a short trip to Cerkno Ski Centre in Cerkno, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge, snap pictures at Kanal Bridge, and appreciate the views at Soca Valley.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tolmin trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Trieste to Tolmin in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stanjel.

Things to do in Tolmin

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kanal Bridge, Ski Centre Cerkno, Soča Valley, Razgledni stolp Gonjače
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Soča Valley ©
Soča Valley
Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit ©
Tolmin Museum ©
Tolmin Museum

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nights
Štanjel, Slovenia

Štanjel ©
Perched on top of a hill in western Slovenia, the charming town of Stanjel appeals to various kinds of travelers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Topilnica Hg and Dvorec Zemono. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gewerkenegg Castle and Miner's House. Venture out of the city with trips to Miren Castle (in Miren) and Idrija (Idrija War Museum, Idrija Kamst, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Quelle der Vipava, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Daniel, do a tasting at Winery Tilia Estate, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ferrari Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Stanjel visit planner .

You can drive from Tolmin to Stanjel in 1.5 hours. May in Stanjel sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Štanjel

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Idrija, Vipava River Spring, Miren Castle, Winery Tilia Estate
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Gewerkenegg Castle ©
Gewerkenegg Castle
Miner's House ©
Miner's House
Topilnica Hg ©
Topilnica Hg

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