14 days in Slovenia Itinerary

14 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Škofja Loka Castle and National Museum of Contemporary History. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Cross Cave (in Grahovo), Kozjak Waterfall (in Kobarid) and Notranjski Regional Park (in Cerknica). Next up on the itinerary: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, and admire the verdant scenery at Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park.

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Brussels, Belgium to Ljubljana is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in July: highs in Ljubljana hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Koper.
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Koper — 6 nights

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Get in touch with nature at Tolmin Gorge and Škocjan Caves. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kobarid Museum and Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Strunjan Nature Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, and relax in the rural setting at Fonda Fish Farm.

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Getting from Ljubljana to Koper by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Koper when traveling from Ljubljana in July, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Idrija.
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Idrija — 1 night

While on holiday in Idrija, you'll be able to see a World Heritage Site featuring one of the largest mercury mines in the entire world.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bathing Place Lajšt, then steep yourself in history at Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, then examine the collection at A. Primožič 1888 Lace Bobbin Collection, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Church - Žiri.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Idrija trip planner.

Drive from Koper to Idrija in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Koper in July, expect Idrija to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Maribor.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Trg Svobode Square, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site, and then examine the collection at Old Vine House.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Maribor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Idrija to Maribor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Maribor are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Bled.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Straža Bled, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Parish Church, and then get great views at Mala Osojnica.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bled attractions planner.

Drive from Maribor to Bled in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.