16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Venice, Shuttle to Portorož
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
— 6 nights
Shuttle to Zagreb, Fly to Barcelona


Portorož — 3 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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Portorož Beach and Strunjan Nature Reserve. Step off the beaten path and head to Magical World of Shells Museum and Walls of Piran. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portorož: Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan) and Socerb Castle (in Črni Kal). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, examine the collection at Izolana - House of the Sea, ponder the design of Da Ponte Fountain, and take in the waterfront at Port Piran.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Portorož online tour itinerary maker.

Barcelona, Spain to Portorož is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Portorož. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bovec.
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Bovec — 4 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tolmin Gorge and Vršič Pass. Kids will enjoy Zipline and Kayaking & Canoeing. Change things up with a short trip to Lake Jasna in Kranjska Gora (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Virje Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Italian Charnel House.

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Traveling by car from Portorož to Bovec takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Portorož in August, expect Bovec to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.
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Bohinjsko Jezero — 2 nights

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 26th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Vogel, and then get great views at Prsivec. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then explore the activities along Lake Bohinj.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bohinjsko Jezero online travel route planner.

Drive from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Bohinjsko Jezero, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana — 6 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Family-friendly places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Mala Osojnica will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Ljubljanica River. Venture out of the city with trips to Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje), Bled (Straža Bled, Bled Castle, &more) and Postojna Cave (in Postojna). Spend the 2nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, take in the views from Triple Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Ljubljana Castle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ljubljana travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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.