12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Ljubljana
— 6 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bovec
— 2 nights
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Drive to Arnoldstein, Train to Salzburg Hbf, Fly to Cardiff

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Ljubljana — 6 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ljubljana Old Town and Bled Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Bled (Colnar - Boatman, Straža Bled, &more), Museum of Pharmacy and Alchemy (in Radovljica) and Postojna (Predjama Castle, Postojna Cave, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, have fun and explore at House of Illusions, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip planner.

Cardiff, UK to Ljubljana is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cardiff in January, with highs in Ljubljana at 5°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Piran.
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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.
Family-friendly places like Fonda Fish Farm and Tartini Square will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Škocjan Caves in Škocjan (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: get curious at Magical World of Shells Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Lisjak - Premium extra virgin olive oil from Slovenian Istria, take in the waterfront at Port Piran, and see the interesting displays at Koper Regional Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Piran holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Piran in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in January, expect Piran to be a bit warmer, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bovec.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall, then identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass, then fly down the slopes at Smučarska Šola ASK Kranjska Gora, and finally don't miss a visit to Tromeja -Triple border. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at Ravelnik Open Air Museum and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bovec trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Piran to Bovec takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Piran in January, with highs in Bovec at 2°C and lows at -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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