17 days in Alpine Slovenia Itinerary

17 days in Alpine Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alpine Slovenia trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Solčava
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Solčava
— 1 night
Drive
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Maribor
— 4 nights
Drive
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Slovenj Gradec
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bovec
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bled
— 6 nights
Fly

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Solčava

— 1 night
Visit Solcava to discover a region near the Austrian border where a drive down a panoramic road delivers some of the best views in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Rinka Waterfall and then walk around Logar Valley Landscape Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Solčava Panoramic Road, stop by Center Rinka, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Mary of the Snow.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Solčava trip planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Solčava is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get a bit cooler in Solčava: highs are around 5°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Solčava

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Shopping
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Maribor

— 4 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Maribor is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, do a tasting at Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat, admire the striking features of Vetrinjski dvor, and see the interesting displays at Maribor Regional Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Maribor holiday site.

You can drive from Solčava to Maribor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Slovenj Gradec.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Spas

Side Trip

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Slovenj Gradec

— 2 nights
Slovenj Gradec is a town in northern Slovenia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Plečnik Monument, then see the interesting displays at Peca Underground - Tourist Mine and Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Forma viva Ravne Steel Masterpieces. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): discover the riches below the earth's surface at The Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia, then admire the masterpieces at Carinthia Regional Museum - Slovenj Gradec, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Elizabeth.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Slovenj Gradec day trip site.

You can drive from Maribor to Slovenj Gradec in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Bovec.

Things to do in Slovenj Gradec

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Bovec

— 3 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Take a break from Bovec with a short trip to Tolmin Gorge in Tolmin, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, explore the activities along Soča Valley, make a trip to Italian Charnel House, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty River Brewing.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bovec trip maker.

Getting from Slovenj Gradec to Bovec by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Slovenj Gradec in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bovec: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Bovec

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Bled

— 6 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bled: Kranjska Gora (Smučarska Šola ASK Kranjska Gora, Lake Jasna, &more) and Bohinjsko Jezero (Savica Waterfall, Vogel, &more). Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, get great views at Mala Osojnica, and browse for gifts or souvenirs at Galerija Mikame.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Bled trip planner.

You can drive from Bovec to Bled in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Bled, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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