16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Bled — 3 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Italian Charnel House and Kobarid Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Triglav National Park and Parasailing & Paragliding. Step out of Bled with an excursion to Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) in Volče--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Vintgar Gorge, and step off the mainland to explore Bled Island.

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Berlin, Germany to Bled is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May in Bled, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Maribor.
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Maribor — 2 nights

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 31st (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Prešernova Street, see the interesting displays at Ptuj Castle, then get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Plague Column, and finally explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Old Vine House, appreciate the history behind Pragersko Railway Station, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Virgin Mary's Assumption Church, then explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle, and finally view the masterpieces at Račka Gallery.

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Drive from Bled to Maribor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Novo Mesto.
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Novo Mesto — 3 nights

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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Krupa Spring and Sevnica Castle. Kostel Castle and Žužemberk Castle will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Novo Mesto: Podsreda Castle (in Podsreda) and Castle Brestanica (in Krško). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Novo Mesto Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Square, contemplate the long history of Breg, and get a sense of history and politics at Mestna hisa - Rotovz.

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You can drive from Maribor to Novo Mesto in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Novo Mesto sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Koper.
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Koper — 4 nights

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower and First of May Square. Visiting Portorož Beach and Strunjan Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koper: Church of St. Daniel (in Štanjel), Lepa Vida Boutique Winery (in Šempas) and Postojna Cave (in Postojna). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Bernardine, deepen your understanding at St. Anne's Friary, and immerse yourself in nature at Debeli Rtič Landscape Park.

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Getting from Novo Mesto to Koper by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Franciscan Church of the Annunciation and Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ljubljanica River will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Natural Bathing Place Lajšt in Spodnja Idrija (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: stop by Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Triple Bridge, and make a trip to Ljubljana Castle.

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Traveling by car from Koper to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Koper in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ljubljana, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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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.