9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia travel route planner

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Maribor
— 1 night
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Ljubljana
— 1 night
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Bled
— 1 night
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Tolmin
— 1 night
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Postojna
— 1 night
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Koper
— 2 nights
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Slovenj Gradec
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Maribor trip itinerary planner.

Timisoara, Romania to Maribor is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. May in Maribor sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks · Nature
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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.
On the 30th (Sun), wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.

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

Take a shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

Bled

— 1 night
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 31st (Mon), hike along Vintgar Gorge, then explore the fascinating underground world of Pokljuka Gorge, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bled holiday builder tool.

Getting from Ljubljana to Bled by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can take a train to Tolmin.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:

Tolmin

— 1 night
At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
On the 1st (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge, explore the activities along Soča Valley, then contemplate the long history of Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tolmin trip planning website.

You can take a train from Bled to Tolmin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bled in June since evenings lows in Tolmin dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Tolmin

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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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 2nd (Wed): Head underground at Škocjan Caves, awaken your taste buds at Vino Zorz, then appreciate the views at Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park, and finally explore the activities along Cerknica Lake.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Postojna online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Tolmin to Postojna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Postojna when traveling from Tolmin in June, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Koper.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

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Koper

— 2 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Loza Gallery, admire the striking features of Piazza Tito, kick back and relax at Portorož Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Marija Snežne Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Koper Regional Museum, ponder the design of Da Ponte Fountain, then contemplate the long history of Muda Gate, then kick back and relax at Strunjan Nature Reserve, and finally do a tasting at Vinakoper.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Koper road trip planning app.

Getting from Postojna to Koper by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Postojna in June since evenings lows in Koper dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Slovenj Gradec.

Things to do in Koper

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

Slovenj Gradec

— 1 night
Slovenj Gradec is a town in northern Slovenia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Hugo Wolf's Birth House, explore the world behind art at Carinthia Regional Museum - Slovenj Gradec, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Dravograd, and finally grab your bike and head to Black Hole Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Slovenj Gradec trip maker site.

Getting from Koper to Slovenj Gradec by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Slovenj Gradec

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

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.