8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Ljubljana
— 1 night
Drive
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Piran
— 1 night
Drive
3
Postojna
— 1 night
Drive
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Maribor
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled
— 2 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Deer Lake

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, then take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip tool.

Deer Lake, Canada to Ljubljana is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Deer Lake to Ljubljana is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Deer Lake in October, expect Ljubljana to be somewhat warmer, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Piran.
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Piran — 1 night

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 9th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, and finally admire the local landmark of Da Ponte Fountain.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Piran trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Piran takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in October: high temperatures in Piran hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Postojna.
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Postojna — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): Head underground at Postojna Cave, then explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Postojna route website.

Traveling by car from Piran to Postojna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Piran in October, expect Postojna to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Maribor.
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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.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Terme Ptuj, then learn about winemaking at Ptujska Klet, and then see the interesting displays at Dominican Monastery.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Maribor journey planner.

Drive from Postojna to Maribor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Bled.
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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 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Town Centre of Radovljica, take in the dramatic natural features at Vintgar Gorge, then admire the striking features of Bled Island, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bled travel route planner.

Drive from Maribor to Bled in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel 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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