16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Koper
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Koper
— 1 night
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Ljubljana
— 3 nights
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Dobrna
— 1 night
Drive
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Celje
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ptuj
— 1 night
Drive
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Maribor
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled
— 4 nights
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Škofja Loka
— 1 night
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Koper — 1 night

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
On the 30th (Wed), Head underground at Škocjan Caves, make a trip to Walls of Piran, then get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Tartini Square.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Koper online travel route planner.

Durham, USA to Koper is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Koper is 6 hours. Traveling from Durham in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Koper, with lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana — 3 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: Postojna (Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle) and Lepa Vida Boutique Winery (in Šempas). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and look for gifts at Chocolate store Cukrcek.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ljubljana holiday builder.

Drive from Koper to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Koper in August: high temperatures in Ljubljana hover around 80°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Dobrna.
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Dobrna — 1 night

Dobrna is a settlement in Slovenia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at La Vita Spa & Beauty, then admire the masterpieces at Velenje Museum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Hell Cave.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dobrna road trip planning website.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Dobrna in an hour. September in Dobrna sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Celje.
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Celje — 3 nights

An old city with a modern vibe, Celje features a castle and historical town center, surrounded by a green landscpe tailor-made for an exciting and active holiday.
Explore Celje's surroundings by going to Lovrenc Lakes (in Zreče) and Solčava (Robanov Kot & Logar Valley Landscape Park). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan, pause for some serene contemplation at The Virgin Mary's Assumption Church, get engrossed in the history at Lasko Museum, and ponder the design of Green Gold Beer Fountain.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Celje trip itinerary planner.

Celje is just a short distance from Dobrna. In September, daytime highs in Celje are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ptuj.
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Ptuj — 1 night

A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at Ptuj Castle, pause for some photo ops at Sveti Florijan Statue, take in panoramic vistas at Ptuj City Tower, appreciate the history behind Orpheus Monument, then don't miss a visit to Prešernova Street, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ptuj trip builder app.

Drive from Celje to Ptuj in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Ptuj can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Maribor.
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Maribor — 1 night

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 8th (Fri): make a trip to Lutkovno gledalisce Maribor, then awaken your taste buds at Big Guy's Wine Tour, then do a tasting at Dveri Pax Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Maribor trip builder.

You can drive from Ptuj to Maribor in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Bled.
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Bled — 4 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bled: Church of St. Nicholas (in Spodnja Sorica) and Lake Bohinj (in Bohinjsko Jezero). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Vintgar Gorge, take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bled road trip website.

You can drive from Maribor to Bled in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Škofja Loka.
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Škofja Loka — 1 night

Skofja Loka works great as a starting point for explorations into the Julian Alps, very near the country's capital Ljubljana.
On the 13th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of St. Jacob Church, steep yourself in history at Old School in Skofja Loka, and then hike along Mount Blegoš.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Škofja Loka online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Bled to Škofja Loka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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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.
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