11 days in Slovenia Itinerary

11 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and Škofja Loka Castle. Change things up with a short trip to Firbar's House in Škofja Loka (about 36 minutes away). Spend the 11th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip itinerary maker.

Milan, Italy to Ljubljana is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Milan in August, with highs in Ljubljana at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
On the 12th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Trg Svobode Square, appreciate the history behind National Liberation Monument, explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, then appreciate the history behind St Florian Column, then examine the collection at Old Vine House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Slovenska Ulica street.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Maribor route builder website.

You can take a shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Maribor, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 13th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Parish Church, then stroll through Straža Bled, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bled trip planner.

You can drive from Maribor to Bled in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Bled sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Idrija.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
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— 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Žiri Museum, examine the collection at A. Primožič 1888 Lace Bobbin Collection, pause for some photo ops at Franja Partisan Hospital, then take an in-depth tour of Cerkno Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Divje Babe Archaeological Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Natural Bathing Place Lajšt, and then explore the striking landscape at Otlica Natural Window.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Idrija day trip planning tool.

Drive from Bled to Idrija in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Idrija sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Postojna.

Things to do in Idrija

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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— 4 nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Snežnik Castle and Štanjel Castle are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Military Museum Tabor and Lipizzan Museum Lipikum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Postojna: Cross Cave (in Grahovo), Hunting Collection and Dormouse Museum (in Stari Trg pri Lozu) and Mašun Castle (in Ilirska Bistrica). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Grad Prem, get a taste of the local shopping with Lojze Spacal Gallery, see the interesting displays at Ecomuseum of the Seasonal Lakes of Pivka, and take in the exciting artwork at Avgust Cernigoj Gallery.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Postojna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Idrija to Postojna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Postojna sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Postojna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.