13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Kansas City


Ljubljana — 4 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Step out of the city life by going to Velika Planina and Ljubljanica River. Get some historical perspective at Cankarjevo Nabrežje and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. Venture out of the city with trips to Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin), Church of St. John the Baptist (in Gorenja Vas) and Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum (in Idrija). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church Of Mary Immaculate, examine the collection at National Museum of Contemporary History, and step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip planner.

Kansas City, USA to Ljubljana is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Kansas City to Ljubljana, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Maribor.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trips
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): awaken your taste buds at Big Guy's Wine Tour, then learn about winemaking at Ramšak Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Vinag Wine Cellar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Lent, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. George, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Prešernova Street, and finally do a tasting at Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Maribor road trip planning site.

You can take a shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Maribor are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Izola.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours
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Izola — 2 nights

Located on the Adriatic coast, the old fishing town of Izola draws travelers with the enticing atmosphere of its Mediterranean streets.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Villa on Republic Square, then enjoy the sand and surf at Svetilnik Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Besenghi Degli Ughi Palace. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Šalet Tunnel, admire the striking features of Church of St. Maurus, kick back and relax at Strunjan Nature Reserve, then admire the local landmark of Da Ponte Fountain, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Piazza Tito.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Izola planning tool.

Getting from Maribor to Izola by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Izola when traveling from Maribor in October, with lows around 51°F. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bled.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bled Castle and France Preseren's Birth House - museum. Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and Planica Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bled: Martuljek Waterfalls (in Gozd Martuljek) and Zelenci Nature Reserve (in Kranjska Gora). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, get great views at Ojstrica, tee off at Royal Bled Golf Course, and take in the awesome beauty at Viševnik.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Bled vacation planner.

You can drive from Izola to Bled in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Izola in October, with highs in Bled at 60°F and lows at 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for home.
Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Wildlife
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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.