11 days in Slovenia Itinerary

11 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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— 4 nights
— 2 nights
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
— 3 nights


Ljubljana — 4 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get some cultural insight at Bled Castle and Ljubljana Old Town. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parasailing & Paragliding and Zipline. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Bled (Straža Bled & Bled Island), Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Velika Planina (in Stahovica). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, explore the engaging exhibits at House of Illusions, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave.

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Durham, UK to Ljubljana is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Durham to Ljubljana. Traveling from Durham in August, you will find days in Ljubljana are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Portorož.
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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 15th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach, Head underground at Škocjan Caves, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, then learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, then don't miss a visit to Port Piran, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve.

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You can drive from Ljubljana to Portorož in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, Portorož is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.
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Bohinjsko Jezero — 1 night

The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vogel, then admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally explore the activities along Lake Bohinj.

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Drive from Portorož to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Bohinjsko Jezero is a bit cooler than Portorož - with highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bovec.
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Bovec — 3 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Kozjak Waterfall. Attractions like Lake Jasna and Vršič Pass make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Bovec to Kranjska Gora to see The Russian Chapel about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Virje Waterfall, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and appreciate the views at Soča Valley.

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Traveling by car from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Bovec, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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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.