16 days in Alpine Slovenia Itinerary

16 days in Alpine Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alpine Slovenia trip planner

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Bled
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Bled
— 5 nights
Drive
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Maribor
— 4 nights
Drive
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Solčava
— 1 night
Drive
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Bovec
— 5 nights
Bus to Trieste, Fly to Rome

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Bled

— 5 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bohinjsko Jezero (Vogel, Savica Waterfall, &more) and Kranjska Gora (The Russian Chapel, Vršič Pass, &more). Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, head off the coast to Bled Island, walk around Spa Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Parish Church.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bled road trip planning site.

Rome, Italy to Bled is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in August, things will get little chillier in Bled: highs are around 31°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Maribor

— 4 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Change things up with a short trip to Lovrenc Lakes in Zreče (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, examine the collection at Old Vine House, learn about winemaking at Vinag Wine Cellar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Maribor Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Maribor itinerary site.

Getting from Bled to Maribor by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Solčava.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Solčava

— 1 night
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.
On the 11th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Mary of the Snow, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Logar Valley Landscape Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rinka Waterfall.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Solčava day trip site.

You can drive from Maribor to Solčava in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Solčava

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Bovec

— 5 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Get out of town with these interesting Bovec side-trips: Tolmin (Tolmin Gorge & Tolmin Castle on Kozlov Rob), Nadiza (in Kranjska Gora) and Planica Valley (in Rateče). There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Italian Charnel House, see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, and take in breathtaking views at Virje Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bovec road trip planning app.

Drive from Solčava to Bovec in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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