16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip itinerary planner

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Bovec
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maribor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koper
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 5 nights
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Bovec

— 2 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Explore Bovec's surroundings by going to Kranjska Gora (Mojčin Dom na Vitrancu & Vršič Pass). There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Church of St. Joseph, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bovec trip itinerary planner.

Milan, Italy to Bovec is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, Bovec is slightly colder than Milan - with highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

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Bohinjsko Jezero

— 2 nights
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vogel, and finally admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, find something for the whole family at Golden Horn Fairyland, and then hike along Mount Blegoš.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Bohinjsko Jezero online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Maribor.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Lutkovno gledalisce Maribor, indulge your senses at Big Guy's Wine Tour, then learn about winemaking at Ramšak Winery, then learn about winemaking at Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Ptuj City Tower. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind War and Peace Memorial, examine the collection at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Recent History Celje, and finally learn about winemaking at Vino Gaube.

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Traveling by car from Bohinjsko Jezero to Maribor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Koper.

Things to do in Maribor

Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Koper

— 4 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koper: Vipava River Spring (in Vipava), Predjama Castle (in Postojna) and Military Museum Tabor (in Lokev). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Nika's Tiny House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Koper trip site.

Getting from Maribor to Koper by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Maribor in August, Koper is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Koper

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

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Ljubljana

— 5 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Bled (Spa Park, Bled Castle, &more) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, stroll around Tivoli Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Union Experience, and take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana sightseeing planner.

Drive from Koper to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Koper in August, expect Ljubljana to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 31:

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.