13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip planner

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Bled
— 3 nights
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Maribor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Dresden

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Bled

— 3 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: Lake Bohinj (in Bohinjsko Jezero), Ajdovska Deklica (in Kranjska Gora) and Bovec (Soča Valley & Zipline). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Vintgar Gorge, look for gifts at Tishler, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bled itinerary maker site.

Dresden, Germany to Bled is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Maribor.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Maribor

— 3 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Maribor side-trips: Laško (Lasko Museum & Laško Spa Park) and City Park (in Celje). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at Big Guy's Wine Tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Maribor City Park, learn about winemaking at Vino Gaube, and walk around Three Ponds.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Maribor holiday planning website.

Drive from Bled to Maribor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Piran

— 2 nights
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 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Fonda Fish Farm, make a trip to Walls of Piran, then learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Tartini Square.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Piran day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Piran takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Maribor in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Piran. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Piran

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

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Ljubljana

— 4 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: Postojna (Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle). Spend the 21st (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and snap pictures at Triple Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip maker tool.

Drive from Piran to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Piran in August, expect Ljubljana to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.