14 days in Slovenia Itinerary

14 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia itinerary planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Bled
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Maribor
— 2 nights
Shuttle
3
Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Nova Gorica
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Portorož
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Pula, Fly to London

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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 2nd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, then take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, and finally head off the coast to Bled Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Vintgar Gorge, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Andrew, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bled day trip app.

London, UK to Bled is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bled due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Bled. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Maribor.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Pegasus Statue, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle, and finally admire the local landmark of Green Gold Beer Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plague Column, then don't miss a visit to Main Square, then see the interesting displays at Old Vine House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lent.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Maribor day trip planning site.

You can drive from Bled to Maribor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Postojna (Predjama Castle, Postojna Cave, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ljubljana route planning site.

Getting from Maribor to Ljubljana by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nova Gorica.
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Nova Gorica — 2 nights

A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
On the 10th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jewish Cemetery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Reservoir Dogs brewery, take in the views from Solkan Bridge, then learn about winemaking at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, and finally try your luck at Perla Casino. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Soča Valley, then explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge, then admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, and finally don't miss a visit to Šmartno.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nova Gorica trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Nova Gorica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ljubljana in October, with highs in Nova Gorica at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Portorož.
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Portorož — 4 nights

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.
Step out of Portorož with an excursion to Škocjan Caves in Škocjan--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Fonda Fish Farm, make a trip to Tartini Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of the Virgin Mary of the Rosary, and admire the landmark architecture of Taverna Koper.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Portorož day trip planning app.

Drive from Nova Gorica to Portorož in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Portorož can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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