16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia attractions planner

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Drive to Düsseldorf Airport, Fly to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koper
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tolmin
— 3 nights
Train
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Bled
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jesenice
— 1 night
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Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Düsseldorf Airport, Drive to Muenster

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ljubljana Castle and Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Ljubljana Old Town and Galerija Hest are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Postojna (Tourist Information Centre - Galerija & Postojna Cave) and Božidar Jakac Art Museum (in Kostanjevica na Krki). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Galerija Fotografija, stop by Chocolate store Cukrcek, shop like a local with The Jakopic Gallery, and take in the views from Triple Bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip itinerary planner.

Muenster, Germany to Ljubljana is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Muenster in August, expect nights in Ljubljana to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Koper.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

Koper

— 4 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Get some historical perspective at Predjama Castle and St. George's Church. You'll get in some beach time at Strunjan Nature Reserve and Svetilnik Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Lojze Spacal Gallery in Štanjel (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: Head underground at Škocjan Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Portorož Beach, view the masterpieces at Loza Gallery, and get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Koper visit planning tool.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Koper in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, Koper is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tolmin.

Things to do in Koper

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:

Tolmin

— 3 nights
At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
Visiting Zipline and Vogel will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Tolmin: Natural Bathing Place Lajšt (in Spodnja Idrija), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Bovec) and Franja Partisan Hospital (in Cerkno). There's more to do: appreciate the views at Soča Valley and take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tolmin trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Koper to Tolmin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Tolmin are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Bled.

Things to do in Tolmin

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

Bled

— 4 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Get some historical perspective at Bled Castle and Bled Island. Take a break from the city and head to Vintgar Gorge and Lake Bohinj. When in Bled, make a side trip to see Savica Waterfall in Bohinjsko Jezero, approximately Bohinjsko Jezero away. Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. And it doesn't end there: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the sheer force of Slap Grmečica, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bled road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Tolmin to Bled takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tolmin in August, with highs in Bled at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Jesenice.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:

Jesenice

— 1 night
Jesenice is a Slovenian town and the seat of the Municipality of Jesenice on the southern side of the Karawanks, bordering Austria to the north. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Peričnik Falls.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jesenice trip itinerary planner.

Jesenice is very close to Bled. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jesenice

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

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.