13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia route planner
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Nova Gorica
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Bovec
— 2 nights
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Kobarid
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Kranjska Gora
— 1 night
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Bled
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana
— 1 night
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Predjama
— 1 night
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Postojna
— 1 night
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Ilirska Bistrica
— 1 night
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Portorož
— 1 night
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Piran
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Koper
— 1 night
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Nova Gorica

A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nova Gorica tour planning tool.

Rome, Italy to Nova Gorica is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Nova Gorica dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bovec.
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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.
For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bovec trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Nova Gorica to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nova Gorica in May, things will get little chillier in Bovec: highs are around 20°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Kobarid.
Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Nature
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Kobarid

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.
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Krampež Waterfall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kobarid road trip website.

Kobarid is just a short distance from Bovec. May in Kobarid sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kranjska Gora.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Trails · Parks
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Kranjska Gora — 1 night

A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass, then make a trip to Ajdovska Deklica, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Zelenci Nature Reserve.

To plan Kranjska Gora vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Kobarid to Kranjska Gora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kranjska Gora are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bled.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Slap Grmečica and then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, then surround yourself with nature on Great Emerald Adventure, and then trek along Vintgar Gorge.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Bled driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kranjska Gora to Bled by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bled are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will leave for Ljubljana on the 22nd (Sun).
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Ljubljana — 1 night

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 22nd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and then stop by Ljubljana Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana day trip site.

You can drive from Bled to Ljubljana in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Predjama.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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Predjama — 1 night

Predjama is a small settlement in the Municipality of Postojna in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.LandmarksCastlePredjama Castle, a Renaissance castle and a major tourist attraction in Slovenia, is located at the mouth of a cave just above the settlement.ChurchOur Lady of Sorows Church in the settlement is a chapel of ease of the Parish of Studeno. To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Predjama holiday maker app.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Predjama in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Postojna.
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Postojna — 1 night

With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): Head underground at Škocjan Caves and then stop by Guštarna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): Head underground at Postojna Cave, then explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Postojna trip planner.

Postojna is very close to Predjama. In May, daytime highs in Postojna are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Ilirska Bistrica.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Ilirska Bistrica — 1 night

Ilirska Bistrica is a town in the Inner Carniola region of southwestern Slovenia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Mašun Castle.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ilirska Bistrica travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Postojna to Ilirska Bistrica in an hour. Traveling from Postojna in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ilirska Bistrica, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Portorož.
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Portorož — 1 night

A resort town on the country's scenic Adriatic coastline, Portoroz offers many spas with all kinds of therapeutic treatments, many based on the brine and mud from the area's salt pans.
For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Portorož online trip planner.

You can drive from Ilirska Bistrica to Portorož in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Portorož can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Piran.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Piran

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 27th (Fri), examine the collection at Magical World of Shells Museum and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Piran online driving holiday planner.

Piran is just a short distance from Portorož. In May in Piran, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a shuttle to Koper.
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Koper — 1 night

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
On the 27th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Socerb Castle.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Koper journey maker app.

Koper is just a short distance from Piran. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
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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.