12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Ljubljana
— 1 night
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Zgornje Gorje
— 1 night
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Kranjska Gora
— 2 nights
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Tolmin
— 1 night
Drive
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Sežana
— 1 night
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Portorož
— 5 nights
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Ljubljana

— 1 night
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 19th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, then snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, then snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and finally visit Ljubljana Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana driving holiday site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Ljubljana. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zgornje Gorje.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
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Zgornje Gorje

— 1 night
Nestled in a green valley and surrounded by rolling hills, Zgornje Gorje is dominated by the spire of the parish church in the center of the village.
For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zgornje Gorje trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Zgornje Gorje takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Kranjska Gora on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Zgornje Gorje

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites
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Kranjska Gora

— 2 nights
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
On the 21st (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jasna, then don't miss a visit to The Russian Chapel, and finally identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline, look for all kinds of wild species at Zelenci Nature Reserve, then don't miss a visit to Ajdovska Deklica, then admire the verdant scenery at Zgornjesavska Valley, and finally make a trip to Tromeja -Triple border.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kranjska Gora trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Zgornje Gorje to Kranjska Gora by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Tolmin.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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Tolmin

— 1 night
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 (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary of the Assumption church, then admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, then explore the activities along Soča Valley, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Tolmin tour planner.

Getting from Kranjska Gora to Tolmin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kranjska Gora in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Tolmin: highs are around 35°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sežana.

Things to do in Tolmin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Sežana

— 1 night
Sežana is a town in the Slovenian Littoral region of Slovenia, near the border with Italy. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with Lipica Stud Farm, take in the exciting artwork at Avgust Cernigoj Gallery, then explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sežana Botanical Garden.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sežana vacation planning website.

Getting from Tolmin to Sežana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tolmin in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Sežana. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Portorož.

Things to do in Sežana

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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Portorož

— 5 nights
A resort town on the country's scenic Adriatic coastline, Portoroz offers many spas with all kinds of therapeutic treatments, many based on the brine and mud from the area's salt pans.
Attractions like Forma Viva and Scuba & Snorkeling make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Strunjan Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Portorož Beach, get outside with Šalet Tunnel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of the Virgin Mary of the Rosary.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Portorož trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sežana to Portorož in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Sežana in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Portorož, with lows around 20°C. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Portorož

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:

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.