12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip planner

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Ljubljana
— 1 night
Drive
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Kamnik
— 1 night
Drive
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Celje
— 1 night
Drive
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Žužemberk
— 1 night
Drive
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Postojna
— 1 night
Drive
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Piran
— 1 night
Drive
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Bovec
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stara Fužina
— 1 night
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Bled
— 2 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 31st (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip maker tool.

London, UK to Ljubljana is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Ljubljana, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Ljubljana hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Kamnik.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

Kamnik

— 1 night
History buffs can spend their entire Kamnik vacation soaking in the town's medieval appeal at two castles, monastery, and lively streets packed with artisanal workshops.
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Zaprice Castle, steep yourself in history at Rudolf Maister's House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Castle, then take in the awesome beauty at Velika Planina, and finally admire the sheer force of Predaselj Gorge.

Plan my day in Kamnik using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Kamnik is very close to Ljubljana. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Celje.

Things to do in Kamnik

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

Celje

— 1 night
An old city with a modern vibe, Celje features a castle and historical town center, surrounded by a green landscpe tailor-made for an exciting and active holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Celje Forest Tree House, steep yourself in history at Prince's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at The Virgin Mary's Assumption Church, then step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Cecilia Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Celje trip planning app.

You can drive from Kamnik to Celje in an hour. September in Celje sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Žužemberk.

Things to do in Celje

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Žužemberk

— 1 night
Žužemberk, is a town and a municipality in the Dinaric Alps of Slovenia, located south-east of the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Land of Hayracks, then learn more about the world around you at Open-Air Museum of Josip Jurčič, and then explore the historical opulence of Žužemberk Castle.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Žužemberk visit planner.

Getting from Celje to Žužemberk by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Žužemberk are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Postojna.

Things to do in Žužemberk

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

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 5th (Mon): Head underground at Postojna Cave, explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, then explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, and finally stop by Guštarna.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Postojna trip planning site.

Getting from Žužemberk to Postojna by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Postojna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Piran.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Piran

— 1 night
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, and finally engage your brain at Magical World of Shells Museum.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Piran route planning app.

Traveling by car from Postojna to Piran takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Piran is a bit warmer than Postojna - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Bovec

— 2 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Virje Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Boka Waterfall, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On your second day here, make a trip to Italian Charnel House, explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge, then explore the activities along Soča Valley, and finally admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bovec travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Piran to Bovec in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Piran in September, with highs in Bovec at 21°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Stara Fužina.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Stara Fužina

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Gorge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, then take in the awesome beauty at Vogel, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Stara Fužina tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from Bovec to Stara Fužina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Stara Fužina can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Stara Fužina

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Transportation

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Bled

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): hike along Vintgar Gorge, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Straža Bled, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): trek along Mala Osojnica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Parish Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jasna.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bled visit planning website.

Bled is just a stone's throw from Stara Fužina. In September in Bled, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

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.