12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
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Radovljica
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Bled
— 2 nights
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
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Tolmin
— 2 nights
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Škocjan
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Piran
— 1 night
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Postojna
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana
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Ljubljana

— 2 nights
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 17th (Fri): get a taste of local nightlife at Ljubljana Nightlife.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip builder site.

Brussels, Belgium to Ljubljana is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brussels in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ljubljana, with lows around -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Radovljica.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Nightlife · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

Radovljica

Radovljica is a medieval town right at the footsteps of the Julian Alps.
On the 19th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Old Town Centre of Radovljica, admire the landmark architecture of Šivec House Gallery, then examine the collection at Museum of Apiculture, and finally look for gifts at Gingerbread Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Radovljica trip planner.

Drive from Ljubljana to Radovljica in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Radovljica are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Radovljica

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

Bled

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Vintgar Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled, head off the coast to Bled Island, then get great views at Ojstrica, and finally get great views at Mala Osojnica.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bled route builder app.

Bled is very close to Radovljica. In December, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Bohinjsko Jezero

— 2 nights
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vogel. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall and then explore the activities along Lake Bohinj.

Plan trip to Bohinjsko Jezero with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Bohinjsko Jezero is just a short distance from Bled. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for Tolmin.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Tolmin

— 2 nights
At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge, delve into the distant past at Tolmin Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Italian Charnel House, steep yourself in history at Tonovec Castle, then admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, and finally see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum.

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Traveling by car from Bohinjsko Jezero to Tolmin takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bohinjsko Jezero in December; daily highs in Tolmin reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Škocjan.

Things to do in Tolmin

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Škocjan

Most people visit Skocjan to tour the famed caves, one of Slovenia's top attractions.
On the 25th (Sat), Head underground at Škocjan Caves.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Škocjan trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Tolmin to Škocjan takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Piran.

Things to do in Škocjan

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Piran

— 1 night
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Piran trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Škocjan to Piran takes an hour. December in Piran sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Piran

Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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.
For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Postojna day trip planning site.

You can drive from Piran to Postojna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Piran in December, with highs in Postojna at 5°C and lows at -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Postojna

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Ljubljana

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Postojna to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

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.