11 days in Slovenia Itinerary

11 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia holiday planner
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Fly to Zagreb, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Maribor
— 1 night
Drive
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Solčava
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled
— 1 night
Drive
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Bovec
— 1 night
Drive
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Idrija
— 1 night
Drive
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Postojna
— 1 night
Drive
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Škocjan
— 1 night
Drive
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Portorož
— 1 night
Shuttle to Venice, Fly to Barcelona

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Ljubljana — 2 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Ljubljana is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip itinerary planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Ljubljana is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in August since evenings lows in Ljubljana dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle to Maribor.
Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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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 16th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, don't miss a visit to Main Square, and then see the interesting displays at Old Vine House.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Maribor day trip planning site.

Take a shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Solčava.
Museums · Nature · Parks
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Solčava — 1 night

Visit Solcava to discover a region near the Austrian border where a drive down a panoramic road delivers some of the best views in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Rinka Waterfall, then relax in the rural setting at Logar Valley Landscape Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Mary of the Snow.

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Drive from Maribor to Solčava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In August in Solčava, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bled.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Bled — 1 night

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 18th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, then hike along Vintgar Gorge, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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You can drive from Solčava to Bled in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bovec.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure
Side Trip
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bovec trip site.

You can drive from Bled to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Bovec, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Idrija.
Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Idrija — 1 night

While on holiday in Idrija, you'll be able to see a World Heritage Site featuring one of the largest mercury mines in the entire world.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the striking features of The Karlov Mill, then pause for some photo ops at Franja Partisan Hospital, then contemplate the long history of Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Gewerkenegg Castle.

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You can drive from Bovec to Idrija in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Postojna.
Historic Sites · Museums
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, then Head underground at Postojna Cave, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Postojna trip builder website.

You can drive from Idrija to Postojna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Postojna can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Škocjan.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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Škocjan — 1 night

Most people visit Skocjan to tour the famed caves, one of Slovenia's top attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Škocjan trip itinerary planner.

Škocjan is just a short distance from Postojna. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portorož.
Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tartini Square and then enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Portorož travel planner.

Traveling by car from Škocjan to Portorož takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Portorož are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

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.