16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Sydney


Ljubljana — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Venture out of the city with trips to Postojna (Karst Museum, Postojna Cave, &more). There's lots more to do: visit Ljubljana Old Town, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and make a trip to Ljubljana Castle.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ljubljana trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Sydney, Australia to Ljubljana is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Ljubljana is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Ljubljana to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.
Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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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.
Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Bovec (Ravelnik Open Air Museum, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more), Bohinjsko Jezero (Vogel, Lake Bohinj, &more) and Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana). Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Vintgar Gorge, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get outside with Mala Osojnica, and head off the coast to Bled Island.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bled online vacation planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bled are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Maribor.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Maribor — 2 nights

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Leon Stukelj Square, don't miss a visit to Vetrinjski dvor, then indulge your senses at Big Guy's Wine Tour, then learn about winemaking at Vino Gaube, and finally do a tasting at Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at The Virgin Mary's Assumption Church, see the interesting displays at Museum of Recent History Celje, ponder the design of Green Gold Beer Fountain, then hit the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Perfect Body.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Maribor trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bled to Maribor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Maribor are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Izola.
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Izola — 4 nights

Located on the Adriatic coast, the old fishing town of Izola draws travelers with the enticing atmosphere of its Mediterranean streets.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lepa Vida Boutique Winery (in Šempas), Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan) and Divača Cave (in Divača). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, and learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Izola road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Izola takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Izola when traveling from Maribor in August, with lows around 20°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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.