Alpine Slovenia: Active Tour

Alpine Slovenia: Active Tour

Slovenian Tourist Board

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Among the Highest Mountains and Wildest Waters
Alpine Slovenia is a world of friendly and accessible mountains and hills. Hiking and biking trails take you across the Julian Alps, the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and the Pohorje Hills to the highest peaks, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. Winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy ski resorts. On the one hand, natural treasures of the highest peaks, green valleys and the most beautiful Slovenian lakes are protected by the fairy tale Goldhorn, while on the other, dome-shaped hills meet the town with the oldest vine in the world.
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Cerkno
— 1 day
Drive
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Bovec
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kranjska Gora
— 1 night
Drive
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bled
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kranj
— 1 night
Drive
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Solčava
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mežica
Drive
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Zreče
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maribor
— 1 night

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Cerkno

— 1 day
A small but important cultural center, Cerkno offers different types of activities throughout the year.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ski Centre Cerkno as well as Cerkno Museum. On the 6th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Franja Partisan Hospital, then examine the collection at Cerkno Museum, and then stroll through Ski Centre Cerkno.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cerkno route tool.

If you are flying in from Serbia, the closest major aiport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. In July, daytime highs in Cerkno are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Cerkno

Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Bovec

— 2 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
You've added Kozjak Waterfall, Kobarid Museum, Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): appreciate the views at Soča Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit, take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge, then examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bovec trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Cerkno to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Bovec

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Kranjska Gora

— 1 night
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
You've added Lake Jasna, Mount Triglav, Peričnik Falls, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 8th (Wed), make a trip to The Russian Chapel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Zelenci Nature Reserve, then take in the dramatic scenery at Peričnik Falls, and finally explore the activities along Lake Jasna. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Triglav.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kranjska Gora online itinerary maker.

Drive from Bovec to Kranjska Gora in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

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.
Vogel has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, then admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall, and then get around town with Vogel.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Bohinjsko Jezero fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Kranjska Gora to Bohinjsko Jezero in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bohinjsko Jezero are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Nature · Parks · Transportation · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Bled

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
You've added Basilica of the Virgin Mary, Kropa Iron Forging Museum, Museum of Apiculture, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sat), hike along Vintgar Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, take a romantic ride with Pletna Boats, then head off the coast to Bled Island, then steep yourself in history at Old Town Centre of Radovljica, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Apiculture.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bled travel planner.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bled in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Kranj.

Things to do in Bled

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Kranj

— 1 night
The capital of Slovenia's Alps, Kranj allows you to stand with one foot in the nature and another in a town that's both a cultural center and a base for outdoor activities.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kokra Canyon, St. Kancijan Church, Prešeren Grove, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Tunnels Under Old Kranj and then don't miss a visit to Kokra Canyon.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kranj vacation site.

Kranj is very close to Bled. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Solčava.

Things to do in Kranj

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Solčava

— 2 nights
Visit Solcava to discover a region near the Austrian border where a drive down a panoramic road delivers some of the best views in Europe.
You've added Rinka Waterfall, Snow Cave, Mozirski Gaj Gardens, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Solčava online road trip planner.

Getting from Kranj to Solčava by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Solčava sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mežica.

Things to do in Solčava

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Mežica

Mežica is a town and a municipality in northern Slovenia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Peca Underground - Tourist Mine and Museum, Lake Dravograd and Church of St. George. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Peca Underground - Tourist Mine and Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Dravograd, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. George.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mežica trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Solčava to Mežica takes an hour. In July in Mežica, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Zreče.

Things to do in Mežica

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Zreče

— 2 nights
Zreče is a town and a municipality in northeast Slovenia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Oplotnica Mansion, Noordung Centre and Rogla Sports and Ski Centre. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Oplotnica Mansion, then engage your brain at Noordung Centre, and then explore the activities along Lovrenc Lakes.

Plan a Zreče trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mežica to Zreče takes 1.5 hours. In July in Zreče, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maribor.

Things to do in Zreče

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Vine House, Maribor Cathedral, Black Lake, and other attractions you added.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Maribor trip planner.

You can drive from Zreče to Maribor in an hour. July in Maribor sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maribor

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

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.