13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Bovec
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 5 nights
Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Milan

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bovec side-trips: Kranjska Gora (Vršič Pass, Lake Jasna, &more) and Tolmin (Tolmin Gorge & Tolmin Castle). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, witness the site of a historic battle at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, trek along Krampež Waterfall, and contemplate the waterfront views at Source of the Soča River.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bovec travel planner.

Milan, Italy to Bovec is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and car. In August, Bovec is slightly colder than Milan - with highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Bohinjsko Jezero

— 2 nights
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vogel, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally explore the activities along Lake Bohinj. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist, admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Planina Zajamniki, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally admire the sheer force of Slap Grmečica.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bohinjsko Jezero trip planning website.

Getting from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bohinjsko Jezero can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Piran.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Transportation

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Piran

— 3 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
When in Piran, make a side trip to see Škocjan Caves in Škocjan, approximately Škocjan away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, have fun and explore at Magical World of Shells Museum, admire the striking features of Benečanka Venetian House, and kick back and relax at Strunjan Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Piran trip planner.

Drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Piran in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bohinjsko Jezero in August, expect Piran to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Piran

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

Ljubljana

— 5 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Predjama Castle (in Postojna), Bled (Mala Osojnica, Bled Island, &more) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, stroll around Tivoli Park, take in the views from Triple Bridge, and sample the tasty concoctions at Union Experience.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ljubljana day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Piran to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Piran in August, things will get a bit cooler in Ljubljana: highs are around 31°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 18:

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
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.