12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Bovec — 2 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kobarid Museum and Vipolže Villa. Appreciate the collections at Fort Kluže and Drežnica Village. Step out of Bovec with an excursion to Tolmin Museum in Tolmin--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall.

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Milan, Italy to Bovec is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Milan in August, things will get a bit cooler in Bovec: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Piran.
Museums · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
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Piran — 3 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Get a sense of the local culture at Magical World of Shells Museum and Mediadom Pyrhani. Appreciate the collections at Nika's Tiny House and Izolana - House of the Sea. Change things up with these side-trips from Piran: Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan) and Military Museum Tabor (in Lokev). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Loza Gallery, shop like a local with Manzioli Square, and take an in-depth tour of Tonina House.

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Getting from Bovec to Piran by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bovec in August, expect Piran to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Maribor.
Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Nature
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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.
On the 9th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museum of Recent History Celje, then examine the collection at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan, and then examine the collection at Celje Regional Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Old Vine House, explore the historical opulence of Slovenska Bistrica Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Rogatec Open Air Museum.

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You can drive from Piran to Maribor in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Piran in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Maribor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Ljubljana.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Ljubljana — 4 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get some cultural insight at Ljubljana Old Town and Ljubljana Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bled Castle and Bled Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Idrija (Gewerkenegg Castle, Hg Smeltery, &more), Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Ojstrica (in Bled). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, examine the collection at House of Illusions, and Head underground at Postojna Cave.

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You can take a shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Slovenia travel guide

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.