12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia holiday builder

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Nova Gorica
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Bled
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Graz, Fly to Salt Lake City

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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.
Take a break from Ljubljana with a short trip to Predjama Castle in Postojna, about 1 hour away. Spend the 28th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: stop by Ljubljana Old Town, walk around Tivoli Park, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, and step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip itinerary planning app.

Salt Lake City, USA to Ljubljana is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Ljubljana due to the time zone difference. May in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Nova Gorica

— 3 nights
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nova Gorica: Bovec (Zipline, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more), Ferrari Garden (in Štanjel) and Vino Zorz (in Slap). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Škocjan Caves, head outdoors with Magma X, don't miss a visit to Šmartno, and take in the views from Solkan Bridge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nova Gorica tour planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Nova Gorica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ljubljana in May since evenings lows in Nova Gorica dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Vintgar Gorge, head off the coast to Bled Island, get great views at Ojstrica, and explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bled trip builder website.

Getting from Nova Gorica to Bled by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nova Gorica in May, Bled is slightly colder at night with lows of 47°F. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.