12 days in Alpine Slovenia Itinerary

12 days in Alpine Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alpine Slovenia travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Trieste, Bus to Bovec
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Bovec
— 3 nights
Drive
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Solčava
— 1 night
Drive
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Maribor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bled
— 5 nights
Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Rome

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Soča Valley and Fort Hermann. Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Kozjak Waterfall. Step out of Bovec with an excursion to Tolmin Gorge in Tolmin--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Boka Waterfall, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall, and don't miss a visit to Italian Charnel House.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bovec trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Bovec is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Rome in August, expect Bovec to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Solčava.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Solčava

— 1 night
Visit Solcava to discover a region near the Austrian border where a drive down a panoramic road delivers some of the best views in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get great views at Solčava Panoramic Road, stroll around Logar Valley Landscape Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rinka Waterfall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Solčava trip planning website.

You can drive from Bovec to Solčava in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Solčava are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Solčava

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Maribor

— 2 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): walk around Three Ponds, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site, and then learn about winemaking at Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Old Vine House, fly down the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maribor Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Maribor online trip planner.

Getting from Solčava to Maribor by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wineries
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Bled

— 5 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mala Osojnica and Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Bohinj and Zgornjesavska Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bled: Bohinjsko Jezero (Ukanc Military Cemetery, Savica Waterfall, &more) and Kranjska Gora (Vršič Pass, The Russian Chapel, &more). And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bled driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Bled takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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