12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Kranjska Gora
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Kranjska Gora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bohinjska Bistrica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koper
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maribor
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Ljubljana
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Jasna, then make a trip to The Russian Chapel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Zelenci Nature Reserve, and finally admire the sheer force of Peričnik Falls.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kranjska Gora itinerary maker tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Kranjska Gora is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bohinjska Bistrica.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Bohinjska Bistrica

— 2 nights
Bohinjska Bistrica occupies a scenic spot at the foothills of the Julian Alps, near the picturesque Lake Bohinj.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bohinjska Bistrica: Tolmin (Tolmin Gorge & Tolmin Castle on Kozlov Rob). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall, trek along Golden Horn Fairyland, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bohinjska Bistrica online tour planner.

You can drive from Kranjska Gora to Bohinjska Bistrica in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Koper.

Things to do in Bohinjska Bistrica

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Koper

— 2 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Rotunda of St John the Baptist, then take a pleasant ride with Lipica Stud Farm, then explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Piazza Tito. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, shop like a local with Loza Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach, then don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and finally don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Koper day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bohinjska Bistrica to Koper takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bohinjska Bistrica in July: high temperatures in Koper hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Koper

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Maribor

— 2 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
On the 9th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Lent, explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, hit the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, then don't miss a visit to Main Square of Maribor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plague Column, and finally examine the collection at Old Vine House. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Green Gold Beer Fountain, then step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle, then see the interesting displays at Ptuj Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Maribor trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Koper to Maribor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Spend the 12th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: visit Ljubljana Old Town, stroll around Tivoli Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, and explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana visit planner.

Take a shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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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.