8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Drive to Tarvisio Boscoverde, Train to Treviso Centrale, Fly to Dublin


Ljubljana — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Visiting Zipline and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Ljubljanica River and Straža Bled. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje), Postojna (Grotte di Postumia - Park Postojnska jama, Postojna Cave, &more) and Bled (Bled Castle, Spas, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town and take in the views from Triple Bridge.

Before you visit Ljubljana, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Dublin, Ireland to Ljubljana is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Ljubljana. October in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Portorož.
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Portorož — 1 night

A resort town on the country's scenic Adriatic coastline, Portoroz offers many spas with all kinds of therapeutic treatments, many based on the brine and mud from the area's salt pans.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Portorož Beach, identify plant and animal life at Strunjan Nature Reserve, relax in the rural setting at Fonda Fish Farm, then pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Friary, and finally don't miss a visit to Tartini Square.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read Portorož trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Portorož takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Portorož: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.
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Bohinjsko Jezero — 1 night

The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
On the 26th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the awesome beauty at Vogel, then admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Gorge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bohinjsko Jezero online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Portorož to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, Bohinjsko Jezero is a bit cooler than Portorož - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bovec.
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Bovec — 2 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 27th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Soča Valley, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge, and finally examine the collection at Kobarid Museum. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Planica Valley, look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bovec attractions tool.

Drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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.