12 days in The Balkans Itinerary

12 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip itinerary planner

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Bovec
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kranjska Gora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bled
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Podčetrtek
— 1 night
Drive
5
Postojna
— 1 night
Drive
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Piran
— 1 night
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Zagreb, Fly to Stuttgart

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Predil Pass, then admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge, and finally appreciate the views at Soča Valley.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bovec itinerary builder.

Stuttgart, Germany to Bovec is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. July in Bovec sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Bovec

Nature · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Kranjska Gora

— 2 nights
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Katr's House, take in the dramatic scenery at Peričnik Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Zelenci Nature Reserve, and finally appreciate the views at Zgornjesavska Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass, then make a trip to The Russian Chapel, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jasna.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kranjska Gora trip planner.

You can drive from Bovec to Kranjska Gora in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Bled

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 18th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Vogel, then explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, and finally head off the coast to Bled Island. On the next day, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Straža Bled, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bled day trip tool.

Drive from Kranjska Gora to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Bled, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Podčetrtek.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Podčetrtek

— 1 night
For most visitors on holiday in Podcetrtek, thermal waters remain the big draw.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Witch House - Land of Fairy Tales and Imagination, look for all kinds of wild species at Jelenov Greben Homestead, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olimje Monastery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Podčetrtek online visit planner.

You can drive from Bled to Podčetrtek in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Podčetrtek can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Podčetrtek

Spas · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

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.
On the 21st (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Postojna vacation tool.

You can drive from Podčetrtek to Postojna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Postojna are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Piran.

Things to do in Postojna

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Piran

— 1 night
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 22nd (Wed), make a trip to Tartini Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Piran Minorite Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Strunjan Nature Reserve.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Piran holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Postojna to Piran takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Postojna in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Piran, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Ljubljana

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the views from Triple Bridge, take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and finally don't miss a visit to Ljubljana Castle. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Piran to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Piran in July, expect Ljubljana to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24: