11 days in Slovenia Itinerary

11 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Bovec
— 2 nights
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
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Ljubljana
— 5 nights
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Portorož
— 2 nights
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Bovec

— 2 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Explore hidden gems such as Vršič Pass and Source of the Soča River. Get outdoors at Virje Waterfall and Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bovec: Kranjska Gora (Ajdovska Deklica & Zelenci Nature Reserve) and Planica Valley (in Rateče). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Fort Kluže, cruise along Mangart Saddle, take in the history at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, and make a trip to Fort Hermann.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bovec trip itinerary planner.

Venice, Italy to Bovec is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Venice in August; daily highs in Bovec reach 28°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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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.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Ukanc Military Cemetery, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, then admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, and finally admire the sheer force of Slap Grmečica.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bohinjsko Jezero tour planner.

You can drive from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Bohinjsko Jezero, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Adventure

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Ljubljana

— 5 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get in touch with nature at Krvavec and Balonarski Center Barje. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Museum of Contemporary History and Museum of Apiculture. Step out of Ljubljana with an excursion to Capuchin Bridge in Škofja Loka--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Gornji Trg, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and engage your brain at House of Experiments - Hisa eksperimentov.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana route planner.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Portorož.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

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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 16th (Mon), try your luck at Casino Riviera, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally stop by Nika's Tiny House. On the next day, make a trip to Parenzana, get outside with Šalet Tunnel, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Portorož trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Portorož takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Portorož, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portorož

Outdoors · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

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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.