12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Škofja Loka
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Škofja Loka
— 1 day
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Celje
— 1 night
Drive
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Koper
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Piran
— 1 night
Drive
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Izola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Predjama
— 1 night
Drive
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Bovec
— 1 night
Drive
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Frankfurt am Main Airport

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Škofja Loka

— 1 day
Skofja Loka works great as a starting point for explorations into the Julian Alps, very near the country's capital Ljubljana.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take an unorthodox tour of The Devil's Bridge, then stop by Atelje Skulj - Pottery Studio, then don't miss a visit to Tunnels Under Old Kranj, and finally take a stroll around Layer House.

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Frankfurt, Germany to Škofja Loka is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. October in Škofja Loka sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Škofja Loka

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

Ljubljana

— 3 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Postojna (Postojna Cave & Adventure Park), Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Bled (Ojstrica, Bled Island, &more). There's still lots to do: stop by Ljubljana Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and explore the activities along Cerknica Lake.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana online tour planner.

You can drive from Škofja Loka to Ljubljana in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Celje.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Celje

— 1 night
An old city with a modern vibe, Celje features a castle and historical town center, surrounded by a green landscpe tailor-made for an exciting and active holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the local landmark of Green Gold Beer Fountain, Head underground at Hell Cave, walk around City Park, then see the interesting displays at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan, and finally see the interesting displays at Celje Regional Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Celje tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Celje takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Celje can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Koper.

Things to do in Celje

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Koper

— 1 night
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, Head underground at Škocjan Caves, then admire the local landmark of Da Ponte Fountain, then admire the striking features of Praetorian Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Taverna Koper.

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You can drive from Celje to Koper in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Celje in October since evenings lows in Koper dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Piran.

Things to do in Koper

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

Piran

— 1 night
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 8th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran, relax in the rural setting at Fonda Fish Farm, admire the landmark architecture of Sodna palaca, then engage your brain at Magical World of Shells Museum, and finally make a trip to Tartini Square.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Piran tour itinerary maker.

Piran is just a stone's throw from Koper. October in Piran sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Izola.

Things to do in Piran

Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

Izola

— 2 nights
Located on the Adriatic coast, the old fishing town of Izola draws travelers with the enticing atmosphere of its Mediterranean streets.
On the 9th (Fri), stroll around Park Pietro Coppo, awaken your taste buds at TuamV, and then explore the historical opulence of Branik Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Maurus, step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, and then do a tasting at Winery Tilia Estate.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Izola route planner.

Izola is just a stone's throw from Piran. In October, daytime highs in Izola are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Predjama.

Things to do in Izola

Wineries · Transportation · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

Predjama

— 1 night
Predjama is a small settlement in the Municipality of Postojna in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.LandmarksCastlePredjama Castle, a Renaissance castle and a major tourist attraction in Slovenia, is located at the mouth of a cave just above the settlement.ChurchOur Lady of Sorows Church in the settlement is a chapel of ease of the Parish of Studeno. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nanos Plateau and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Predjama holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Izola to Predjama takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bovec.

Things to do in Predjama

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

Bovec

— 1 night
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the local highlights with The Walks of Peace, relax in the rural setting at Apitourism Kozjak, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty River Brewing.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bovec trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Predjama to Bovec in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bovec

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

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 13th (Tue), get outside with Hike&Bike Slovenia, hit the slopes at Vogel, and then explore the activities along Lake Bohinj.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bohinjsko Jezero vacation planner.

You can drive from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bohinjsko Jezero can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours
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Highlights from your trip

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.