13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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— 6 nights
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Lafayette


Ljubljana — 6 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cankarjevo Nabrežje and Škofja Loka Castle. Popular historic sites such as Franciscan Church of the Annunciation and Ljubljana Castle are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Cross Cave (in Grahovo), Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana) and Old Town Centre of Radovljica (in Radovljica). Spend the 12th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Ptuj Castle, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, steep yourself in history at Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Contemporary History.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Ljubljana online visit planner.

Lafayette, USA to Ljubljana is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Lafayette in May, things will get slightly colder in Ljubljana: highs are around 68°F and lows about 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Piran.
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Piran — 1 night

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 15th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Bernardine, admire the striking features of Sodna palaca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Maurus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Piran Minorite Monastery.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Piran trip planning website.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Piran in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Piran, with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Kobarid.
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Kobarid — 2 nights

At the very heart of picturesque Soca Valley, Kobarid delivers some of the most stunning views of Slovenia's highest peaks, as well as a chance to enjoy some exciting alpine rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Tonovec Castle, then make a trip to Italian Charnel House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary of the Assumption church, and finally examine the collection at Kobarid Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem), take in the spiritual surroundings of Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall, and finally steep yourself in history at Ravelnik Open Air Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kobarid trip builder tool.

You can drive from Piran to Kobarid in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Piran in May, with highs in Kobarid at 64°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.
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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.
On the 18th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, see the interesting displays at Oplen House Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming.

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Getting from Kobarid to Bohinjsko Jezero by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bohinjsko Jezero are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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.