16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Maribor
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Celje
— 1 night
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Čatež ob Savi
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Črnomelj
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Novo Mesto
— 1 night
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Cerklje
— 1 night
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Kranj
— 1 night
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Bohinjsko Jezero
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Ljubljana
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Postojna
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Ankaran
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Dobrovo
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): examine the collection at Old Vine House, stroll around Three Ponds, then take in the views from Old Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Maribor Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Maribor trip planner.

Leiben, Austria to Maribor is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Celje.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

Celje

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Hell Cave, don't miss a visit to Green Gold Beer Fountain, examine the collection at Celje Regional Museum, then stroll around City Park, and finally explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Celje online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Maribor to Celje in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September in Celje, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Čatež ob Savi.

Things to do in Celje

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

Čatež ob Savi

— 1 night
Located at the confluence of the Sava and Krka rivers in eastern Slovenia, the small village of Catez ob Savi attracts various types of tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Brežice Castle, relax and rejuvenate at Terme Čatež, and then look and learn at Planetarium in Sfericni Kino Astroport 360.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Čatež ob Savi trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Celje to Čatež ob Savi in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Črnomelj.

Things to do in Čatež ob Savi

Spas · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Črnomelj

— 1 night
Črnomelj is a town in southeastern Slovenia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at River Krupa Spring, explore the world behind art at Galerija Kambič, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kolpa River.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Črnomelj road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Čatež ob Savi to Črnomelj takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Novo Mesto.

Things to do in Črnomelj

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Novo Mesto

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): tee off at Golf Grad Otočec, stroll around Otočec Castle Park, then examine the collection at Museum of Dolenjska, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Novo Mesto Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Monastery.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Novo Mesto trip maker tool.

You can drive from Črnomelj to Novo Mesto in an hour. October in Novo Mesto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cerklje.

Things to do in Novo Mesto

Historic Sites · Parks · Golf · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

Cerklje

— 1 night
Located in northwestern Slovenia, Cerklje makes a perfect starting point for a number of outdoor activities throughout the year.
On the 4th (Sun), hit the slopes at Krvavec, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Castle, then appreciate the history behind Basilica of the Virgin Mary, and finally see the interesting displays at Nativity Museum (Muzej jaslic).

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cerklje online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Novo Mesto to Cerklje in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cerklje can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kranj.

Things to do in Cerklje

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

Kranj

— 1 night
The capital of Slovenia's Alps, Kranj allows you to stand with one foot in the nature and another in a town that's both a cultural center and a base for outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stop by Atelje Skulj - Pottery Studio, view the masterpieces at Layer House, take in panoramic vistas at Pungert With Two Towers and the Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Kancijan Church, then don't miss a visit to Tunnels Under Old Kranj, and finally ponder the design of Plečnik's Arcade & Fountain. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Logar Valley Landscape Park, then explore the historical opulence of Škofja Loka Castle, and then take in the views from Capuchin Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kranj itinerary maker tool.

Kranj is just a stone's throw from Cerklje. October in Kranj sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Kranj

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

Bohinjsko Jezero

— 1 night
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 7th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Ukanc Military Cemetery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vogel, then take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bohinjsko Jezero trip planner.

Getting from Kranj to Bohinjsko Jezero by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Transportation
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

Ljubljana

— 1 night
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 8th (Thu), snap pictures at Triple Bridge, take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, and then steep yourself in history at Plečnik's House.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana day trip planning website.

Drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

Postojna

— 1 night
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the activities along Cerknica Lake.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Postojna trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Postojna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Postojna can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ankaran.

Things to do in Postojna

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Ankaran

— 3 nights
Ankaran is a town in the Municipality of Ankaran, located near the border with Italy, in the Littoral region of Slovenia. Ankaran is known for spas, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, make a trip to Taverna Koper, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Friary.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ankaran trip website.

Drive from Postojna to Ankaran in an hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Postojna in October: high temperatures in Ankaran hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Dobrovo.

Things to do in Ankaran

Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

Dobrovo

— 1 night
Near the Italian border, Dobrovo remains a small settlement in a region known for its hilly orchards, vineyards, and olive groves.
To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dobrovo vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ankaran to Dobrovo takes 1.5 hours. In October in Dobrovo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Dobrovo

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries · Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:

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.