49 days in Slovenia Itinerary

49 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Zagreb, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 22 nights
Shuttle
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Maribor
— 7 nights
Drive
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 3 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 7 nights
Drive
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Nova Gorica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bovec
— 6 nights
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Ljubljana — 22 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Bring the kids along to Ljubljana Old Town and Ljubljana Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Bled (Triglav National Park, St. Martin's Parish Church, &more), Postojna (Grotte di Postumia - Park Postojnska jama, Predjama Castle, &more) and Radovljica (Museum of Pharmacy and Alchemy & Old Town Centre of Radovljica). Spend the 13th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Vintgar Gorge, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stroll around Tivoli Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZOO Ljubljana.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ljubljana route planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Ljubljana is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Ljubljana, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Maribor.
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Maribor — 7 nights

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Perfect Body and Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maribor: Lasko Museum (in Laško), Celje (Museum of Recent History Celje, The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan, &more) and Ptuj (Ptuj City Tower, Ptuj Castle, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Vetrinjski dvor, explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, step into the grandiose world of Slovenska Bistrica Castle, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lent.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Maribor vacation planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.
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Bohinjsko Jezero — 3 nights

The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Bohinj and Slap Grmečica. On the 9th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Triglav. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Vogel, take an in-depth tour of Oplen House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist, and admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bohinjsko Jezero day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Bohinjsko Jezero takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Maribor in September: highs in Bohinjsko Jezero hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Piran.
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Piran — 7 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Kids will enjoy Magical World of Shells Museum and Tartini Square. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Piran: Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan) and Golf Klub Lipica (in Lipica). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Walls of Piran, take in the exciting artwork at Nika's Tiny House, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, and experience rural life at Fonda Fish Farm.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Piran trip simple and quick.

Getting from Bohinjsko Jezero to Piran by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bohinjsko Jezero in September, expect Piran to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nova Gorica.
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Nova Gorica — 3 nights

A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nova Gorica: Military Museum Tabor (in Lokev) and Natural Bathing Place Lajšt (in Spodnja Idrija). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Sabotin Park Miru, don't miss a visit to Šmartno, enjoy breathtaking views from Gonjače Viewing Tower, and snap pictures at Solkan Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nova Gorica trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Piran to Nova Gorica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Nova Gorica are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bovec.
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Bovec — 6 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kayaking & Canoeing and Mojčin Dom na Vitrancu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bovec: Rateče (Planica Valley & Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline) and Kranjska Gora (Nadiza, The Russian Chapel, &more). There's lots more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Italian Charnel House, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bovec trip planning app.

Getting from Nova Gorica to Bovec by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nova Gorica in September: high temperatures in Bovec hover around 21°C and lows are around 10°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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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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