16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Kranjska Gora
— 2 nights
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Bled
— 3 nights
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
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Bohinjska Bistrica
— 2 nights
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Spodnja Idrija
— 1 night
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Cerkno
— 1 night
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Gornji Grad
— 1 night
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Ljubljana
— 4 nights
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Kranjska Gora — 2 nights

A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Attractions like Lake Jasna and Vršič Pass make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Zipline and Source of the Soča River. Go for a jaunt from Kranjska Gora to Bovec to see Ravelnik Open Air Museum about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Nadiza, don't miss a visit to Ajdovska Deklica, get outside with Mangart Saddle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Smučarska Šola ASK Kranjska Gora.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kranjska Gora route planner.

Bologna, Italy to Kranjska Gora is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. In August, Kranjska Gora is slightly colder than Bologna - with highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.
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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.
Get outdoors at Vintgar Gorge and Zipline. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Pokljuka Plateau. Step out of Bled to go to Mojstrana and see Peričnik Falls, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, steep yourself in history at The Ossuary, stroll through Straža Bled, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mežakla Plateau.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bled trip itinerary site.

Getting from Kranjska Gora to Bled by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, then take a memorable ride with Vogel, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Gorge.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bohinjsko Jezero road trip planner.

Bohinjsko Jezero is very close to Bled. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bohinjska Bistrica.
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Bohinjska Bistrica — 2 nights

Bohinjska Bistrica occupies a scenic spot at the foothills of the Julian Alps, near the picturesque Lake Bohinj.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Boka Waterfall and then explore the activities along Soča Valley. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Virje Waterfall, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then trek along Krampež Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bohinjska Bistrica online day trip planner.

Bohinjska Bistrica is just a stone's throw from Bohinjsko Jezero. In August in Bohinjska Bistrica, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Spodnja Idrija.
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Spodnja Idrija — 1 night

Spodnja Idrija is a settlement on the right bank of the Idrijca River in the Municipality of Idrija in the traditional Littoral region of Slovenia.The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and belongs to the Koper Diocese. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum and then kick back and relax at Natural Bathing Place Lajšt.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Spodnja Idrija route planning tool.

Getting from Bohinjska Bistrica to Spodnja Idrija by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cerkno.
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Cerkno — 1 night

A small but important cultural center, Cerkno offers different types of activities throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Cerkno Museum, steep yourself in history at Franja Partisan Hospital, then fly down the slopes at Ski Centre Cerkno, and finally trek along Mount Blegoš.

Plan trip to Cerkno with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Cerkno is just a short distance from Spodnja Idrija. In August in Cerkno, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gornji Grad.
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Gornji Grad — 1 night

Gornji Grad is the largest settlement and the administrative centre of the Municipality of Gornji Grad in Slovenia.GeographyIt is located on the Dreta River, a right tributary of the Savinja, in the southeastern foothills of the Kamnik–Savinja Alps, about 36km east of Celje and 55km north of Ljubljana. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gornji Grad Cathedral, then take in the awesome beauty at Velika Planina, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Savinjska.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Gornji Grad online attractions planner.

Getting from Cerkno to Gornji Grad by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Gornji Grad can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana — 4 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Portorož Beach. Attractions like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Ljubljana Old Town make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan), Piran (Magical World of Shells Museum & Sodna palaca) and Cross Cave (in Grahovo). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZOO Ljubljana, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, stroll around Tivoli Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana road trip planning tool.

Drive from Gornji Grad to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
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