14 days in Slovenia Itinerary

14 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Škofja Loka
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Škofja Loka
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled
— 2 nights
Train
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Tolmin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Koper
— 1 night
Drive
6
Škocjan
— 1 night
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Ptuj
— 1 night
Drive
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Maribor
— 2 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Cape Town

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Škofja Loka

— 1 night
Skofja Loka works great as a starting point for explorations into the Julian Alps, very near the country's capital Ljubljana.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Annunciation of Mary, admire the sheer force of Šum Waterfall, and then trek along Mount Blegoš.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Škofja Loka day trip app.

Cape Town, South Africa to Škofja Loka is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Škofja Loka. Traveling from Cape Town in October, things will get slightly colder in Škofja Loka: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Škofja Loka

Parks · Trails · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:

Bled

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Triglav National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bled trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Škofja Loka to Bled in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tolmin.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

Tolmin

— 2 nights
At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): appreciate the views at Soča Valley, take in breathtaking views at Great Soča Gorge, and then take in the awesome beauty at Vogel.

Before you visit Tolmin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Bled to Tolmin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bled in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Tolmin: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Tolmin

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Piran

— 1 night
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Tartini Square, then learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally stroll around Forma Viva.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Piran itinerary builder app.

Getting from Tolmin to Piran by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Piran sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the shuttle to Koper.

Things to do in Piran

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

Koper

— 1 night
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
On the 24th (Sun), examine the collection at Izolana - House of the Sea, then stroll around Park Pietro Coppo, then kick back and relax at Svetilnik Beach, and finally stroll through Zusterna Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Koper trip planning site.

Koper is just a stone's throw from Piran. October in Koper sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Škocjan.

Things to do in Koper

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:

Škocjan

— 1 night
Most people visit Skocjan to tour the famed caves, one of Slovenia's top attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): Head underground at Škocjan Caves.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Škocjan online travel planner.

Škocjan is just a stone's throw from Koper. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Škocjan

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Ljubljana

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 26th (Tue), snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, stop by Ljubljana Old Town, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, then make a trip to Ljubljana Castle, and finally explore the activities along Ljubljanica River. On the next day, look for gifts at Guštarna, explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, then step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana day trip planning site.

Drive from Škocjan to Ljubljana in an hour. October in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Ptuj.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

Ptuj

— 1 night
A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
On the 28th (Thu), examine the collection at Ptuj Castle, then examine the collection at Dominican Monastery, then get to know the fascinating history of Prešernova Street, and finally make a trip to Church of St. George.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ptuj trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Ptuj takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Ptuj, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Maribor.

Things to do in Ptuj

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

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 29th (Fri): examine the collection at Maribor Regional Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, and then look for gifts at Vino Valdhuber.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Maribor trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ptuj to Maribor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Maribor, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maribor

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

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.