12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia travel planner

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Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Postojna
— 1 night
Drive
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Brežice
— 1 night
Drive
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Laško
— 1 night
Drive
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Maribor
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled
— 4 nights
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Ljubljana

— 3 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Family-friendly places like Ljubljana Old Town and Ljubljana Castle will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Ljubljana to Solčava to see Logar Valley Landscape Park about 56 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Triple Bridge, ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at ZOO Ljubljana.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana online vacation builder.

Trieste, Italy to Ljubljana is an approximately 1-hour shuttle ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Trieste in August, expect Ljubljana to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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Postojna

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, then explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, then stop by Guštarna, and finally explore the activities along Cerknica Lake.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Postojna trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Postojna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Postojna can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Brežice.

Things to do in Postojna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Brežice

— 1 night
A small town near the Croat border, Brezice experienced a tumultuous history typical for diverse border settlements.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): test the waters at Terme Čatež, explore the historical opulence of Brežice Castle, and then walk around Otočec Castle Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Brežice online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Postojna to Brežice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Laško.

Things to do in Brežice

Spas · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Laško

— 1 night
Nestled on the banks of the Savinja River, Lasko is both a spa town and home to the country's largest and most famous brewery.
On the 15th (Sun), make a trip to Lake Šmartno, examine the collection at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan, and then examine the collection at Museum of Recent History Celje.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Laško trip planner.

You can drive from Brežice to Laško in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Laško sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Laško

Museums

Side Trip

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Maribor

— 1 night
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Vetrinjski dvor, see the interesting displays at Old Vine House, then hit the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Perfect Body.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Maribor trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Laško to Maribor by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Maribor

Spas · Museums · Winter Sports · Parks
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Bled

— 4 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Family-friendly places like Triglav National Park and Parasailing & Paragliding will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: Bohinjsko Jezero (Vogel, Savica Waterfall, &more) and Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana). There's much more to do: trek along Vintgar Gorge, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and head off the coast to Bled Island.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bled tour planner.

You can drive from Maribor to Bled in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.