12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Zurich
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Ljubljana
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Bovec
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Izola
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Lipica
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h
End: Zurich

4
nights
Ljubljana

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore hidden gems such as Ljubljanica River and Tivoli Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Bled (Zipline, Straza Bled, &more) and Trzic Old Town (in Tržič). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, make a trip to Gornji Trg, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ljubljana online trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Ljubljana is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bled, Trzic Old Town
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tivoli Park ©
Tivoli Park
Ljubljanica River ©
Ljubljanica River

3
nights
Bovec

Bovec ©
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zipline and Kozjak Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Bovec side-trips: Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin) and Kranjska Gora (Vršič Pass, The Russian Chapel, &more). There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, make a trip to Italian Charnel House, see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, and take in breathtaking views at Virje Waterfall.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bovec trip planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Bovec by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Bovec sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Izola.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora, Kobarid, Tolmin Gorge
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Virje Waterfall ©
Virje Waterfall
Kayaking & Canoeing
Zipline

3
nights
Izola

Izola ©
Located on the Adriatic coast, the old fishing town of Izola draws travelers with the enticing atmosphere of its Mediterranean streets.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tartini Square and Praetorian Palace. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Magical World of Shells Museum, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Underwater Activities, kick back and relax at Portorož Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Strunjan Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Izola trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Izola takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bovec in August, with highs in Izola at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Lipica.

Things to do in Izola

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Piran, Koper, Portorož Beach, Strunjan Nature Reserve
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Tartini Square ©
Tartini Square
Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum
Walls of Piran ©
Walls of Piran

1
night
Lipica

Lipica ©
Known for its Lipizzaner horses, Lipica is nevertheless more than just a horse lover's heaven.
On the 26th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Avgust Cernigoj Gallery, examine the collection at Lipizzan Museum Lipikum, thentour the stables at Lipica Stud Farm, and finally learn about all things military at Military Museum Tabor.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lipica trip builder app.

You can drive from Izola to Lipica in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lipica

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Military Museum Tabor
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Lipizzan Museum Lipikum ©
Lipizzan Museum Lipikum
Military Museum Tabor ©
Military Museum Tabor
Lipica Stud Farm ©
Lipica Stud Farm

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