16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Start: Zurich
Drive:  8 h
1
Maribor
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Portorož
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Bled
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
5
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Bovec
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
End: Zurich

3
nights
Maribor

Maribor ©
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 - the Oldest Part of the City of Maribor, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Piramida (Pyramid Hill), then learn about winemaking at Vino Gaube, then learn about winemaking at Vinogradi Horvat, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Perfect Body. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lent - the Oldest Part of the City of Maribor, pause for some photo ops at Plague Column, get a taste of local nightlife at Luft 360, then examine the collection at The National Liberation Museum Maribor (Muzej narodne osvoboditve Maribor ), and finally explore the ancient world of Water Tower.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Maribor day trip tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Maribor is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also 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 Nature Parks

Side Trip

Vino Gaube
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Vino Gaube ©
Vino Gaube
Piramida (Pyramid Hill) ©
Piramida (Pyramid Hill)
Water Tower
Water Tower

3
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
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).

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ljubljana attractions planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. 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 Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Postojna, Rakov Skocjan Valley
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Watermelon Ljubljana by Bike ©
Watermelon Ljubljana by Bike

5
nights
Portorož

Portorož ©
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 Strunjan Nature Reserve and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get some cultural insight at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower and Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, admire the local landmark of Da Ponte Fountain, don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and tour the water at your own pace with Rent a Boat Portoroz.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Portorož travel route website.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Portorož in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ljubljana in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Portorož, 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 Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Piran, Koper, Strunjan Nature Reserve
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Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower ©
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower
St. George's Church
St. George's Church
Portoroz Beach ©
Portoroz Beach

2
nights
Bled

Bled ©
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. It doesn't end there: hike along Vintgar Gorge and step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bled travel planner.

You can drive from Portorož to Bled in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Portorož in July, things will get slightly colder in Bled: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Vintgar Gorge
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

1
night
Bohinjsko Jezero

Bohinjsko Jezero ©
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 Ladja Bohinj Tourist Boat. On the 27th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake Bohinj and then head outdoors with Ladja Bohinj Tourist Boat. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Kozlov Rob, then pause for some photo ops at Franja Partisan Hospital, and then admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall.

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You can take a bus from Bled to Bohinjsko Jezero in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. 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

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kozlov Rob, Franja Partisan Hospital
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Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Savica Waterfall ©
Savica Waterfall
Franja Partisan Hospital ©
Franja Partisan Hospital

1
night
Bovec

Bovec ©
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.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bovec vacation planning app.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec in 2 hours. Another option is to 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

Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery
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Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery ©
Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery

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