12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia itinerary planner

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Bled
— 3 nights
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Tolmin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koper
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 4 nights
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Bled

— 3 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town Centre of Radovljica and Layer House. Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Bohinj and Parasailing & Paragliding. When in Bled, make a side trip to see Vogel in Bohinjsko Jezero, approximately Bohinjsko Jezero away. The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, head off the coast to Bled Island, hit the slopes at Straža Bled, and stroll through Vintgar Gorge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bled trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Bled is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bled: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tolmin.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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Tolmin

— 2 nights
At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Cheese Museum of Kobarid, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall, then examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, then appreciate the views at Soča Valley, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tolmin road trip planner.

Take a train from Bled to Tolmin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tolmin when traveling from Bled in July, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Tolmin

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

Side Trips

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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 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at Nika's Tiny House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, then take in the exciting artwork at Tartini's House, then get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Duka Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): kick back and relax at Koper City Beach, view the masterpieces at Loza Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, then kick back and relax at Zusterna Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Portorož Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Koper route builder site.

Traveling by car from Tolmin to Koper takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Koper

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Škofja Loka Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Contemporary History and Ravnikar Gallery Space. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum (in Idrija) and Celje (Celje City Marketplace, Celje Castle, &more). There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Trgovina IKA, take in the exciting artwork at The Jakopic Gallery, and shop like a local with Galerija Hest.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ljubljana tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Koper to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Koper in July; daily highs in Ljubljana reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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.