16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia visit planner

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Maribor
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana
— 3 nights
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Portorož
— 5 nights
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Bled
— 2 nights
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
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Bovec
— 1 night
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Maribor

— 3 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Water Tower, Perfect Body, Lent, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, then learn about winemaking at Vino Gaube, then learn about winemaking at Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Perfect Body. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lent, take in the spiritual surroundings of Plague Column, get a taste of local nightlife at Luft 360, then examine the collection at Museum of National Liberation, and finally explore the ancient world of Water Tower.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Maribor day trip tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Maribor is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Maribor are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Maribor

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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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.
You've added Ljubljanica River, Mestni Trg, Triple Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Ljubljana Old Town and Plečnik's House. There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Skyscraper (Neboticnik).

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Ljubljana attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Portorož.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Portorož

— 5 nights
A resort town on the country's scenic Adriatic coastline, Portoroz offers many spas with all kinds of therapeutic treatments, many based on the brine and mud from the area's salt pans.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Zusterna Beach. Get outdoors at Portorož Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get some cultural insight at St. George's Church and Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve, tour the water at your own pace with Rent a Boat Portoroz, don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and admire the local landmark of Da Ponte Fountain.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Portorož vacation maker site.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Portorož in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Portorož when traveling from Ljubljana in July, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Portorož

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Bled

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Lake Bled has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Wed), explore the activities along Lake Bled. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle and then trek along Vintgar Gorge.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bled day trip planning app.

Drive from Portorož to Bled in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Bled is slightly colder than Portorož - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Savica Waterfall as well as Boat Bohinj. On the 27th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake Bohinj and then head outdoors with Boat Bohinj. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Tolmin Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Franja Partisan Hospital, and then admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall.

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Bohinjsko Jezero is just a stone's throw from Bled. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bovec.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Bovec

— 1 night
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 29th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bovec vacation planning app.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Bovec sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bovec

Historic Sites

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.