13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Maribor
— 1 night
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Bled
— 2 nights
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
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Slovenj Gradec
— 1 night
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Postojna
— 2 nights
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Lipica
— 1 night
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Nova Gorica
— 1 night
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Bovec
— 2 nights
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Maribor

— 1 night
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): let the kids burn off some steam at Maribor City Park, then hit the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maribor Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Maribor trip maker tool.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Maribor is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in Maribor are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Bled

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 21st (Sat), trek along Vintgar Gorge, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally hit the slopes at Straža Bled. On the next day, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then admire the striking features of Bled Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Parish Church, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Bled driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Maribor to Bled in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Bled, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

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 23rd (Mon), trek along Golden Horn Fairyland, then admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall, then go from sight to sight with Vogel, and finally explore the activities along Lake Bohinj. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at Aquapark & Wellness - Vodni Park Bohinj, then admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bohinjsko Jezero day trip planning site.

Bohinjsko Jezero is just a short distance from Bled. August in Bohinjsko Jezero sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Slovenj Gradec.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Nature · Parks · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Slovenj Gradec

— 1 night
Slovenj Gradec is a town in northern Slovenia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at Carinthian Regional Museum - Ravne na Koroškem, appreciate the history behind Forma viva Ravne Steel Masterpieces, then shop like a local with Carinthia Regional Museum - Slovenj Gradec, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Elizabeth.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Slovenj Gradec route planning website.

Traveling by car from Bohinjsko Jezero to Slovenj Gradec takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Postojna.

Things to do in Slovenj Gradec

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Postojna

— 2 nights
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 26th (Thu): look for gifts at Guštarna, appreciate the views at Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park, see the interesting displays at Toplar Double Hayrack, then step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Karst Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Planina Cave, then steep yourself in history at Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cerknica Lake, and finally Head underground at Cross Cave.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Postojna online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Slovenj Gradec to Postojna takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lipica.

Things to do in Postojna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Lipica

— 1 night
Known for its Lipizzaner horses, Lipica is nevertheless more than just a horse lover's heaven.
On the 28th (Sat), examine the collection at Lipizzan Museum Lipikum, then tour the stables at Lipica Stud Farm, then view the masterpieces at Avgust Cernigoj Gallery, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum Tabor.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lipica trip planner.

Lipica is very close to Postojna. Traveling from Postojna in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Lipica. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Lipica

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:

Nova Gorica

— 1 night
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
On the 29th (Sun), get outside with Magma X, snap pictures at Solkan Bridge, and then don't miss a visit to Šmartno.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nova Gorica day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lipica to Nova Gorica takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Nova Gorica sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:

Bovec

— 2 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Tolmin Gorge. The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Soča Valley, admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, and make a trip to Italian Charnel House.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bovec trip planner.

You can drive from Nova Gorica to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nova Gorica in August: high temperatures in Bovec hover around 28°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bovec

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

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.

Koroška travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Monuments · History Museums