15 days in Slovenia Itinerary

15 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia route planner
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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Novo Mesto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maribor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Solčava
— 1 day
Drive
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Bled
— 7 nights
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Bus to Avtobusna postaja Kranj, Shuttle to Klagenfurt, Fly to Dusseldorf

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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.
On the 14th (Sat), take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, then take in the views from Dragon Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Postojna Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, then explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, and finally snap pictures at Cobblers' Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ljubljana holiday planning website.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Ljubljana is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Novo Mesto.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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Novo Mesto — 2 nights

Novo Mesto is the city on a bend of the Krka River in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. On the 16th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Novo Mesto Cathedral and then examine the collection at Museum of Dolenjska. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Brežice Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Otočec Castle Park, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Novo Mesto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Novo Mesto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Maribor.
Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Nature
Side Trips
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Maribor — 3 nights

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maribor: Podčetrtek (Olimje Monastery & Spas) and Ptuj (Ptuj Castle & Ptuj City Tower). There's still lots to do: stroll around Three Ponds, take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site, don't miss a visit to Main Square, and see the interesting displays at Old Vine House.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Maribor day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Novo Mesto to Maribor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Maribor sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Solčava.
Museums · Parks · Spas · Nature
Side Trips
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Solčava — 1 day

Visit Solcava to discover a region near the Austrian border where a drive down a panoramic road delivers some of the best views in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): cruise along Solčava Panoramic Road, stroll around Logar Valley Landscape Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rinka Waterfall.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Solčava trip builder app.

Getting from Maribor to Solčava by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bled.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Bled — 7 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bled: Bohinjsko Jezero (Vogel, Savica Waterfall, &more) and Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana). Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, admire the striking features of Bled Island, get great views at Mala Osojnica, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Parish Church.

Find out how to plan Bled trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Solčava to Bled takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trips
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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.