11 days in Slovenia Itinerary

11 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Gorenja Vas
— 1 day
Vipavski Križ
— 1 night
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
Novo Mesto
— 2 nights


Gorenja Vas — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. John the Baptist, contemplate the long history of The Karlov Mill, appreciate the history behind Monument to Anton Jobst, appreciate the history behind Monument to Maksim Sedej in Ziri, then admire the striking features of Fortun's Mill, and finally examine the collection at Železniki Museum.

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Ljubljana to Gorenja Vas is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Vipavski Križ.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
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Vipavski Križ — 1 night

Vipavski Križ is a settlement on a small hill in the Vipava Valley in the Municipality of Ajdovščina in the Littoral region of Slovenia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Monastery of Vipavski Križ, then explore the historical opulence of Vipavski Križ Castle, then learn about winemaking at Winery Tilia Estate, and finally take a spin around town with RockVelo.

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Getting from Gorenja Vas to Vipavski Križ by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Dobrovo.
Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Dobrovo — 3 nights

Near the Italian border, Dobrovo remains a small settlement in a region known for its hilly orchards, vineyards, and olive groves.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dobrovo: Postojna (Toplar Double Hayrack & Predjama Castle), Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum (in Idrija) and Lake Petelinje (in Pivka). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Franja Partisan Hospital, make a trip to Gonjače Viewing Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at Jewish Cemetery, and walk around Sabotin - Peace Park.

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Traveling by car from Vipavski Križ to Dobrovo takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Dobrovo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bovec.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
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Bovec — 4 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Attractions like Zipline and Soča Valley make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bovec: Kranjska Gora (Vršič Pass, Lake Jasna, &more) and Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Virje Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Bridge of Napoleon, and see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum.

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You can drive from Dobrovo to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Dobrovo in August, expect Bovec to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Novo Mesto.
Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours
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Novo Mesto — 2 nights

Novo Mesto is the city on a bend of the Krka River in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Brežice Castle, relax and rejuvenate at Terme Čatež, and then see the sky in a new way at Planetarium in Sfericni Kino Astroport 360. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Bela Krajina Museum, then stroll around Otočec Castle Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Novo Mesto Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery.

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Traveling by car from Bovec to Novo Mesto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Bovec in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Novo Mesto: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Spas · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips
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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.