10 days in Slovenia Itinerary

10 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Postojna
— 1 day
Drive
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Predjama
— 1 night
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Koper
— 1 night
Drive
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Kobarid
— 1 night
Drive
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Tolmin
— 1 night
Train
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Bled
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maribor
— 1 night
Drive
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Celje
— 1 night
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Ljubljana
— 1 night
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Postojna

— 1 day
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 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Pivka Park of Military History, then don't miss a visit to Museo Militare Di Pivka, then admire the verdant scenery at Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Cerknica Lake.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Postojna route maker site.

Gorizia, Italy to Postojna is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Gorizia in August: high temperatures in Postojna hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Predjama.

Things to do in Postojna

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Predjama

— 1 night
Predjama is a small settlement in the Municipality of Postojna in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.LandmarksCastlePredjama Castle, a Renaissance castle and a major tourist attraction in Slovenia, is located at the mouth of a cave just above the settlement.ChurchOur Lady of Sorows Church in the settlement is a chapel of ease of the Parish of Studeno. On the 2nd (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nanos Plateau and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Predjama online sightseeing planner.

Predjama is just a stone's throw from Postojna. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Koper.

Things to do in Predjama

Nature · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

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Koper

— 1 night
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, engage your brain at Magical World of Shells Museum, don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, and finally view the masterpieces at Nika's Tiny House.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Koper itinerary site.

You can drive from Predjama to Koper in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Kobarid.

Things to do in Koper

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Kobarid

— 1 night
At the very heart of picturesque Soca Valley, Kobarid delivers some of the most stunning views of Slovenia's highest peaks, as well as a chance to enjoy some exciting alpine rivers.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall, then examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Boka Waterfall.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kobarid route planner.

Getting from Koper to Kobarid by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Koper in August, things will get little chillier in Kobarid: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tolmin.

Things to do in Kobarid

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Tolmin

— 1 night
At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vogel, then get in on the family fun at Golden Horn Fairyland, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Soča Valley.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tolmin trip planner.

Tolmin is very close to Kobarid. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kobarid in August, with highs in Tolmin at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Bled.

Things to do in Tolmin

Nature · Parks · Transportation · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, fly down the slopes at Straža Bled, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Parish Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mala Osojnica, then stroll through Vintgar Gorge, then steep yourself in history at France Preseren's Birth House - museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Town Centre of Radovljica.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bled travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tolmin to Bled in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tolmin in August; daily highs in Bled reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Maribor.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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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 8th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Slovenska Bistrica Castle, delve into the distant past at Water Tower, then see the interesting displays at Old Vine House, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Maribor road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bled to Maribor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Maribor sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Celje.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Celje

— 1 night
An old city with a modern vibe, Celje features a castle and historical town center, surrounded by a green landscpe tailor-made for an exciting and active holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castle Komenda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Celje Cathedral of Saint Daniel, contemplate the long history of Almshouse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Virgin Mary's Assumption Church, then delve into the distant past at Early Christian Baptistery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Celje trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Celje takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Celje, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Celje

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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 10th (Tue), take in the views from Triple Bridge, wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ljubljana travel planner.

You can drive from Celje to Ljubljana in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Slovenia travel guide

4.2
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.

Slovenian Istria travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Churches