16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Bohinjsko Jezero
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
Drive
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Kranjska Gora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kobarid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 7 nights
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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 1st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, then hit the slopes at Vogel, and then explore the activities along Lake Bohinj.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bohinjsko Jezero itinerary planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Bohinjsko Jezero is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You can also travel. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Bohinjsko Jezero due to the time zone difference. In September, Bohinjsko Jezero is slightly colder than Philadelphia - with highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Nature · Parks · Transportation · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), appreciate the views at Zgornjesavska Valley, look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, and then make a trip to The Russian Chapel. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Jasna, appreciate the history behind Statue of Kekec, then admire the sheer force of Peričnik Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ledine Intermittent Lake.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kranjska Gora holiday planner.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Kranjska Gora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kranjska Gora are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kobarid.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Kobarid

— 3 nights
At the very heart of picturesque Soca Valley, Kobarid delivers some of the most stunning views of Slovenia's highest peaks, as well as a chance to enjoy some exciting alpine rivers.
Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Soča Valley. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tolmin Gorge and Boka Waterfall. Change things up with a short trip to Virje Waterfall in Bovec (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Italian Charnel House, and examine the collection at Kobarid Museum.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kobarid trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Kranjska Gora to Kobarid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Kobarid sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Piran.

Things to do in Kobarid

Nature · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:

Piran

— 2 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Rocco/ Cerkev sv. Roka, make a trip to Walls of Piran, then admire the landmark architecture of Sodna palaca, then don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Magical World of Shells Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Besenghi Degli Ughi Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Villa on Republic Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, then admire the striking features of Praetorian Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Piran route planner.

You can drive from Kobarid to Piran in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kobarid in October; daily highs in Piran reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

Ljubljana

— 7 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cankarjevo Nabrežje and Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tivoli Park and Celje Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Bled (Parasailing & Paragliding, Straža Bled, &more), Celje (Celje Cathedral of Saint Daniel, Almshouse, &more) and Velika Planina (in Stahovica). Spend the 10th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and pause for some photo ops at Prešeren's Monument.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ljubljana attractions planning app.

Drive from Piran to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Piran in October, expect Ljubljana to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 15:

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.