12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia route planner

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Make it your trip
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Maribor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Postojna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bled
— 3 nights

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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 14th (Tue): walk around Three Ponds, explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle, then don't miss a visit to Celje Water Tower, and finally pause for some photo ops at Orpheus Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Ptuj Castle, then explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, and then examine the collection at Old Vine House.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Maribor visit planning tool.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. In September, daytime highs in Maribor are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Postojna.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Postojna

— 2 nights
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): Head underground at Postojna Cave, explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, and then take in the exciting artwork at Tourist Information Centre - Galerija. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, Head underground at Škocjan Caves, and then visit the horses at Lipica Stud Farm.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Postojna trip planner.

You can drive from Maribor to Postojna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Postojna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Piran.

Things to do in Postojna

Nature · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Piran

— 2 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 18th (Sat), examine the collection at Izolana - House of the Sea, enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach, then make a trip to Walls of Piran, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): walk around Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, have fun and explore at Magical World of Shells Museum, then don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Piran vacation planning website.

You can drive from Postojna to Piran in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Postojna in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Piran: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Piran

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Ljubljana

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 20th (Mon), take in the views from Cobblers' Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, then snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Keep things going the next day: visit Metelkova, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, then explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, then steep yourself in history at Plečnik's House, and finally walk around Tivoli Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip site.

Getting from Piran to Ljubljana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Piran in September, expect Ljubljana to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Bled

— 3 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Zipline (in Bovec), Vršič Pass (in Kranjska Gora) and Church of St. Joseph (in Soča). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Vintgar Gorge, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall, and step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bled journey maker site.

Drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

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.