16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia journey 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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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.
Go for a jaunt from Maribor to Ptuj to see Ptuj Castle about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, contemplate the long history of Terme Ptuj, don't miss a visit to Main Square, and examine the collection at Old Vine House.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Maribor day trip planning app.

Nuremberg, Germany to Maribor is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Maribor are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Velenje side-trips: Celje (Celje Castle, Celje Regional Museum, &more). On the 18th (Thu), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Velenje Beach. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Velenje Museum, discover the riches below the earth's surface at The Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia, pause for some photo ops at Tito Statue, and ponder the design of Green Gold Beer Fountain.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Velenje online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Velenje takes an hour. In August in Velenje, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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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.
On the 20th (Sat), take in the views from Triple Bridge, explore the activities along 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 take in the views from Dragon Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, 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.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Velenje to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kranjska Gora: Bovec (River Rafting & Tubing & Zipline) and Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mojčin Dom na Vitrancu, don't miss a visit to Tromeja -Triple border, and explore the activities along Lake Jasna.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kranjska Gora trip site.

Getting from Ljubljana to Kranjska Gora by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Kranjska Gora are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Izola side-trips: Socerb Castle (in Črni Kal), Predjama Castle (in Postojna) and Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach, examine the collection at Izolana - House of the Sea, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Izola journey planner.

You can drive from Kranjska Gora to Izola in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kranjska Gora in August; daily highs in Izola reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling 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.