12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Kranjska Gora
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Kranjska Gora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bohinjska Bistrica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koper
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maribor
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Ljubljana
— 3 nights
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Kranjska Gora

— 2 nights
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
On the 8th (Thu), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Jasna, then make a trip to The Russian Chapel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Zelenci Nature Reserve, and finally admire the sheer force of Peričnik Falls.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kranjska Gora holiday planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Kranjska Gora is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kranjska Gora can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bohinjska Bistrica.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:

Bohinjska Bistrica

— 2 nights
Bohinjska Bistrica occupies a scenic spot at the foothills of the Julian Alps, near the picturesque Lake Bohinj.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bohinjska Bistrica: Tolmin (Tolmin Gorge & Tolmin Castle on Kozlov Rob). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, take an in-depth tour of Oplen House Museum, stroll the grounds of Ukanc Military Cemetery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Gorge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bohinjska Bistrica trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kranjska Gora to Bohinjska Bistrica by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Bohinjska Bistrica, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Bohinjska Bistrica

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

Koper

— 2 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Rotunda of St John the Baptist, tour the stables at Lipica Stud Farm, then Head underground at Škocjan Caves, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Piazza Tito. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, take in the exciting artwork at Loza Gallery, then kick back and relax at Portorož Beach, then make a trip to Tartini Square, and finally don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Koper online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Bohinjska Bistrica to Koper in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bohinjska Bistrica in April, expect Koper to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Koper

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lent, explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, then don't miss a visit to Main Square of Maribor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plague Column, and finally examine the collection at Old Vine House. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Green Gold Beer Fountain, explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle, then see the interesting displays at Ptuj Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Maribor driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Koper to Maribor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Maribor when traveling from Koper in April, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a shuttle to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:

Ljubljana

— 3 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Spend the 18th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stop by Ljubljana Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:

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.