11 days in Slovenia Itinerary

11 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip planner
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Maribor
— 1 night
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Podčetrtek
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Ljubljana
— 4 nights
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Piran
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kobarid
— 1 night
Bus
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 day
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Maribor — 1 night

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 19th (Fri), indulge in some personalized pampering at Perfect Body, make a trip to Lutkovno gledalisce Maribor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plague Column, then don't miss a visit to Main Square, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lent. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): do a tasting at Ramšak Winery, then do a tasting at Vino Gaube, and then indulge your taste buds at Big Guy's Wine Tour.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Maribor online itinerary maker.

Budapest, Hungary to Maribor is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In May, daytime highs in Maribor are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Podčetrtek.
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Wineries · Spas · Historic Sites · Tours
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Podčetrtek

For most visitors on holiday in Podcetrtek, thermal waters remain the big draw.
For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Podčetrtek online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Podčetrtek takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Podčetrtek sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 50°F at night. You'll set off for Ljubljana on the 20th (Sat).
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Ljubljana — 4 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Beer Tastings & Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cankarjevo Nabrežje and Škofja Loka Castle. When in Ljubljana, make a side trip to see Old Town Centre of Radovljica in Radovljica, approximately Radovljica away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip maker site.

Getting from Podčetrtek to Ljubljana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Piran.
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Piran — 2 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 25th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Bernardine, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Piran Minorite Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Benečanka Venetian House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Sodna palaca, then admire the local landmark of Da Ponte Fountain, then enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Fish Spa Piran.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Piran travel route site.

Getting from Ljubljana to Piran by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in Piran. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kobarid.
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Kobarid — 1 night

At the very heart of picturesque Soca Valley, Kobarid delivers some of the most stunning views of Slovenia's highest peaks, as well as a chance to enjoy some exciting alpine rivers.
On the 27th (Sat), witness the site of a historic battle at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Italian Charnel House, then examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary of the Assumption church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kobarid trip planner.

You can drive from Piran to Kobarid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Piran in May, with highs in Kobarid at 64°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.
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Bohinjsko Jezero — 1 day

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 28th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist, stroll the grounds of Ukanc Military Cemetery, and then admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bohinjsko Jezero travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kobarid to Bohinjsko Jezero takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Bohinjsko Jezero sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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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.
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