16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia vacation planner

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Bohinjsko Jezero
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
Drive
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Bovec
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kobarid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tolmin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bled
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 5 nights
Shuttle to Zagreb, Fly to Lisbon

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Triglav, take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall, have a few drinks at Bohinj Bowling, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Monument To Four Courageous Men, take in the dramatic scenery at Slap Grmečica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Prsivec.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Bohinjsko Jezero travel route planning website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Bohinjsko Jezero is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Bohinjsko Jezero is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in August, with highs in Bohinjsko Jezero at 28°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty River Brewing, steep yourself in history at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Predil Pass, then appreciate the views at Soča Valley, and finally admire the sheer force of Boka Waterfall. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bovec attractions planner.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Bovec, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kobarid.

Things to do in Bovec

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Kobarid

— 3 nights
At the very heart of picturesque Soca Valley, Kobarid delivers some of the most stunning views of Slovenia's highest peaks, as well as a chance to enjoy some exciting alpine rivers.
Get outdoors at Kozjak Waterfall and Koseč Gorges. Visit St Mary of the Assumption church and Tonovec Castle for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Isonzo, appreciate the history behind Statue of Simon Gregorcic, don't miss a visit to Italian Charnel House, and see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kobarid trip planner.

You can drive from Bovec to Kobarid in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kobarid are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tolmin.

Things to do in Kobarid

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Tolmin

— 2 nights
At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
On the 11th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Tolmin Museum, delve into the distant past at Tolmin Castle, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge, and finally stroll around Divje Babe Archaeological Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tolmin trip maker.

Tolmin is just a stone's throw from Kobarid. Traveling from Kobarid in August, things will get a bit warmer in Tolmin: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Bled.

Things to do in Tolmin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Bled

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Rock bar Bled has been added to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Martin's Parish Church and Bled Island. Escape the urban bustle at Vintgar Gorge and Martuljek Waterfalls. Go for a jaunt from Bled to Kranjska Gora to see Zelenci Nature Reserve about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Straža Bled, take in the awesome beauty at Viševnik, admire the sheer force of Iglica Waterfall, and explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bled road trip tool.

You can drive from Tolmin to Bled in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tolmin in August, expect Bled to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Ljubljana

— 5 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
You've now added Jazz Club Gajo - Jazz Paradise to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Celje Castle and Cathedral of St. Nicholas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cankarjevo Nabrežje. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Cross Cave (in Grahovo), Postojna Cave (in Postojna) and Ptuj Castle (in Ptuj). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Contemporary History, and make a trip to Mestni Trg.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip maker tool.

You can drive from Bled to Ljubljana in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:

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.