15 days in Idrija, Thermal Pannonian Slovenia & Ljubljana Itinerary

15 days in Idrija, Thermal Pannonian Slovenia & Ljubljana Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Idrija
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Idrija
— 3 nights
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Brežice
— 1 night
Drive
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Ptuj
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 7 nights
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Idrija

— 3 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Idrija Kamšt and Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park. Get in touch with nature at Wild Lake and Planina Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Idrija: Vipava River Spring (in Vipava) and Pivka (Lake Petelinje & Ecomuseum of the Seasonal Lakes of Pivka). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Otlica Natural Window, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Ana's Church on Ledinica, stroll through Natural Bathing Place Lajšt, and learn about all things military at Idrija War Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Idrija route planner.

Manchester, UK to Idrija is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Manchester to Idrija, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect nights in Idrija to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brežice.

Things to do in Idrija

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

Brežice

— 1 night
A small town near the Croat border, Brezice experienced a tumultuous history typical for diverse border settlements.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Brežice Castle, explore the world behind art at Božidar Jakac Art Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Otočec Castle Park, and finally play a few rounds at Golf Grad Otočec.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brežice trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Idrija to Brežice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Ptuj.

Things to do in Brežice

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Ptuj

— 3 nights
A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Take a break from the city and head to Ormož Lagoon Nature Reserve and Little Dragon's Forest Educational Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Prešernova Street and Partovec Biotope. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ptuj: Velenje (The Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia & Tito Statue), Oplotnica Gorge (in Lačna Gora) and Zlati Grič Golf Club (in Slovenske Konjice). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God, make a trip to Church of St. George, enjoy breathtaking views from Ptuj City Tower, and pause for some photo ops at Orpheus Monument.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ptuj travel route planning tool.

Getting from Brežice to Ptuj by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Ptuj

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Ljubljana

— 7 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Bohinj and Ljubljanica River. Step out of the city life by going to Triglav National Park and Velika Planina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana), Vogel (in Bohinjsko Jezero) and Cross Cave (in Grahovo). Spend the 6th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Union Experience, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, and walk around Congress Square (Kongresni trg).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana planner.

Traveling by car from Ptuj to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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