12 days in Ljubljana & Soča Valley Itinerary

12 days in Ljubljana & Soča Valley Itinerary

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Ljubljana
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Tolmin
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Bovec
— 7 nights
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Ljubljana — 1 night

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll around Tivoli Park.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana road trip tool.

Bristol, UK to Ljubljana is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bristol to Ljubljana due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Tolmin.
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Tolmin — 3 nights

At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
Visiting Tolmin Gorge and Koseč Gorges will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kobarid Museum and Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit. Venture out of the city with trips to RockVelo (in Dobravlje), Nova Gorica (Reservoir Dogs brewery & Magma X) and Solkan Bridge (in Solkan). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, explore the world behind art at Tolmin Museum, and make a trip to Tolmin Castle.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tolmin tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Tolmin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tolmin when traveling from Ljubljana in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bovec.
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Bovec — 7 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Virje Waterfall will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Soča Valley and Kozjak Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bovec: Kranjska Gora (Vršič Pass, Kranjska Gora Bike Park, &more), Mount Triglav (in Mojstrana) and Rateče (Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline & Planica Valley). The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, don't miss a visit to Fort Hermann, explore the activities along Source of the Soča River, and admire the sheer force of Martuljek Waterfalls.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Bovec travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tolmin to Bovec in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tolmin in May, expect Bovec to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
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