17 days in Slovenia Itinerary

17 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip planner

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Fly to Zagreb, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kranj
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kranjska Gora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koper
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Portorož
— 4 nights
Drive
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Maribor
— 1 night
Drive
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Kobarid
— 2 nights
Drive

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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 19th (Thu), make a trip to Ljubljana Castle, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally stroll around Tivoli Park. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, then snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and finally snap pictures at Dragon Bridge.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana day trip site.

Baden-Baden, Germany to Ljubljana is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Kranj.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

Kranj

— 2 nights
The capital of Slovenia's Alps, Kranj allows you to stand with one foot in the nature and another in a town that's both a cultural center and a base for outdoor activities.
On the 21st (Sat), appreciate the history behind Franja Partisan Hospital, hike along Mount Blegoš, and then take in the awesome beauty at Velika Planina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mary's Shrine with St. Rocco and St. Anthony, then take an in-depth tour of Škofja Loka Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pungert, and finally take an in-depth tour of Khislstein Castle.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kranj trip itinerary maker.

Kranj is just a stone's throw from Ljubljana. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Kranj

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

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 23rd (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Peričnik Falls, then examine the collection at Slovenian Alpine Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Zelenci Nature Reserve, and finally explore the activities along Lake Jasna. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Planica Valley, then identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mojčin Dom na Vitrancu.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kranjska Gora trip maker tool.

You can drive from Kranj to Kranjska Gora in an hour. Alternatively, you can 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 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

Koper

— 2 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Loza Gallery, then explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, and then expand your understanding of the military at Military Museum Tabor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Izolana - House of the Sea, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Veneziana, and then don't miss a visit to Taverna Koper.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Koper itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Kranjska Gora to Koper in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kranjska Gora in August, with highs in Koper at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Portorož.

Things to do in Koper

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Portorož

— 4 nights
A resort town on the country's scenic Adriatic coastline, Portoroz offers many spas with all kinds of therapeutic treatments, many based on the brine and mud from the area's salt pans.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Magical World of Shells Museum and St. George's Church. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Francis of Assisi, enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach, and learn more about the world around you at Mediadom Pyrhani.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Portorož tour planner.

Portorož is just a stone's throw from Koper. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Portorož

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

Maribor

— 1 night
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): awaken your taste buds at Big Guy's Wine Tour, admire the striking features of Vetrinjski dvor, and then examine the collection at Old Vine House.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Maribor day trip planner.

You can drive from Portorož to Maribor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Portorož in August, Maribor is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Kobarid.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums · Tours · Wineries
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

Kobarid

— 2 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kobarid Museum and Kozjak Waterfall. There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, witness the site of a historic battle at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Fort Hermann, and steep yourself in history at Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem).

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kobarid holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Kobarid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Maribor in September, you will find days in Kobarid are little chillier (21°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kobarid

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

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.