11 days in Slovenia Itinerary

11 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Bled
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Bovec
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Idrija
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Velenje
— 1 night
Drive
5
Portorož
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Pula, Fly to London

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Bled

— 3 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bled: Bohinjsko Jezero (Lake Bohinj & Vogel). Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's much more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get great views at Mala Osojnica, admire the sheer force of Slap Grmečica, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bled trip itinerary tool.

London, UK to Bled is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Bled hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Bovec.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Bovec

— 2 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, then appreciate the views at Soča Valley, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge. Keep things going the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Bovec travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bled to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Idrija.

Things to do in Bovec

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Idrija

— 2 nights
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.
On the 6th (Sat), make a trip to Idrija Kamšt, enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bathing Place Lajšt, and then browse the exhibits of Gewerkenegg Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): Head underground at Planina Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, and then appreciate the views at Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Idrija trip planner.

Drive from Bovec to Idrija in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Idrija can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Velenje.

Things to do in Idrija

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Velenje

— 1 night
With its lakes and well-maintained grassy beaches, Velenje will satisfy every tourist eager to relax or take a swim during summer months.
On the 8th (Mon), stroll through Velenje Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Velenje sightseeing planner.

Getting from Idrija to Velenje by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Portorož.

Things to do in Velenje

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:
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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.
On the 9th (Tue), Head underground at Škocjan Caves, enjoy the sand and surf at Koper City Beach, and then kick back and relax at Zusterna Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Svetilnik Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Portorož road trip planning website.

Getting from Velenje to Portorož by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Velenje in August since evenings lows in Portorož dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portorož

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

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.