16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia planner
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Maribor
— 3 nights
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Velenje
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
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Kranjska Gora
— 4 nights
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Izola
— 3 nights
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Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Beckenried

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Maribor — 3 nights

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Take a break from Maribor with a short trip to Ptuj Castle in Ptuj, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, see the interesting displays at Old Vine House, make a trip to Main Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Maribor Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Maribor road trip app.

Nuremberg, Germany to Maribor is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In July, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Velenje.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Velenje — 3 nights

With its lakes and well-maintained grassy beaches, Velenje will satisfy every tourist eager to relax or take a swim during summer months.
Explore Velenje's surroundings by going to Celje (Celje Castle, Celje Regional Museum, &more). On the 30th (Sat), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Velenje Beach. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Green Gold Beer Fountain, appreciate the history behind Tito Statue, go deep underground at The Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia, and take an in-depth tour of Velenje Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Velenje itinerary planner.

Getting from Maribor to Velenje by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Velenje are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips
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Ljubljana — 2 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the views from Triple Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, stop by Guštarna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and finally snap pictures at Dragon Bridge. On the next day, take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, then get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, then step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Velenje to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kranjska Gora.
Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
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Kranjska Gora — 4 nights

A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kranjska Gora: Bovec (River Rafting & Tubing & Zipline) and Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, admire the verdant scenery at Zgornjesavska Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jasna, and make a trip to Ajdovska Deklica.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kranjska Gora journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Kranjska Gora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Kranjska Gora, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Izola.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Izola — 3 nights

Located on the Adriatic coast, the old fishing town of Izola draws travelers with the enticing atmosphere of its Mediterranean streets.
Explore Izola's surroundings by going to Socerb Castle (in Črni Kal), Predjama Castle (in Postojna) and Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan). There's much more to do: make a trip to Tartini Square, get outside with Šalet Tunnel, enjoy the sand and surf at Svetilnik Beach, and stroll around Park Pietro Coppo.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Izola driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Kranjska Gora to Izola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kranjska Gora in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Izola: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches
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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.