8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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— 3 nights
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Pula, Fly to London


Ljubljana — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Take a break from the city and head to Postojna Cave and Zipline. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje), Natural Bathing Place Lajšt (in Spodnja Idrija) and Bled (Bled Island, Spa Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: visit Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Triple Bridge, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ljubljana journey planner.

London, UK to Ljubljana is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Ljubljana due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Ljubljana, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vogel, and finally admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bohinjsko Jezero trip planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Bohinjsko Jezero by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Bohinjsko Jezero, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bovec.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Bovec — 1 night

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 12th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bovec online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bovec can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Portorož.
Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Portorož — 2 nights

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 13th (Sun): Head underground at Divača Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, then enjoy the sand and surf at Svetilnik Beach, and finally take an in-depth tour of Tonina House. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Zusterna Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve, and finally kick back and relax at Portorož Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Portorož road trip website.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Portorož takes 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 Portorož: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to 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.