15 days in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia, Portorož-Piran & Slovenian Istria & Gorenja Vas Itinerary

15 days in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia, Portorož-Piran & Slovenian Istria & Gorenja Vas Itinerary

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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
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Kočevje
— 4 nights
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Koper
— 4 nights
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Gorenja Vas
— 4 nights
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Ljubljana — 2 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Step out of the city life by going to Postojna Cave and Ljubljanica River. Step out of Ljubljana with an excursion to Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park in Rakek--about 54 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Ljubljana Castle, take in the views from Cobblers' Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana road trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Ljubljana is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Kočevje.
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Kočevje — 4 nights

Together with the Krokar primeval forest, which is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Kočevje Region makes for a truly mystical forest landscape.
Take a break from the city and head to Krokar Primeval Forest and Veliki Rog. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kočevje: Kolpa River (in Metlika), Cross Cave (in Grahovo) and Stari Trg pri Lozu (Snežnik Castle & Hunting Collection and Dormouse Museum). Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 5th (Fri) at Terme Dolenjske Spa. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at River Krupa Spring and examine the collection at Public Institute Ribnica Handicraft Centre.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kočevje online route planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Kočevje takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ljubljana in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Kočevje. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Koper.
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Koper — 4 nights

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
We've included these beaches for you: Strunjan Nature Reserve and Zusterna Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Svetilnik Beach and Portorož Beach. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, make a trip to Tartini Square, get outside with Šalet Tunnel, and admire the striking features of Piazza Tito.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Koper holiday app.

You can drive from Kočevje to Koper in 2 hours. Traveling from Kočevje in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Koper, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gorenja Vas.
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Gorenja Vas — 4 nights

Get outdoors at Natural Bathing Place Lajšt and RockVelo. Get out of town with these interesting Gorenja Vas side-trips: Idrija (Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum & Idrija War Museum), Vrhnika (FKK Wellness&Spa Center Mocilnik, Ljubljanica River Exhibition, &more) and Ajdovščina (Darovi Vipavske & Otlica Natural Window).

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gorenja Vas trip planner.

Getting from Koper to Gorenja Vas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.
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