17 days in Slovenia Itinerary

17 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia journey planner

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Fly to Zagreb, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Maribor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koper
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Portorož
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ankaran
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bled
— 4 nights
Fly

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Ljubljana

— 3 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Cross Cave (in Grahovo), Cerknica Lake (in Cerknica) and Logar Valley Landscape Park (in Solčava). Spend the 13th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: stop by Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Triple Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ljubljana trip planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Ljubljana is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Ljubljana due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bucharest in August, you will find days in Ljubljana are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:

Maribor

— 2 nights
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 15th (Sun): do a tasting at Ramšak Winery, do a tasting at Vino Gaube, and then do a tasting at Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at Big Guy's Wine Tour, admire the landmark architecture of Vetrinjski dvor, and then make a trip to Lutkovno gledalisce Maribor.

Make your Maribor itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Ljubljana to Maribor by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Koper.

Things to do in Maribor

Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Koper

— 1 night
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at Izolana - House of the Sea, examine the collection at Koper Regional Museum, and then stroll around Park Pietro Coppo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Koper trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Koper takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Maribor in August since evenings lows in Koper dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a shuttle to Portorož.

Things to do in Koper

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Portorož

— 2 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.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Nika's Tiny House, make a trip to Tartini Square, then explore the engaging exhibits at Magical World of Shells Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, make a trip to Walls of Piran, and then identify plant and animal life at Strunjan Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Portorož travel route app.

Portorož is very close to Koper. August in Portorož sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ankaran.

Things to do in Portorož

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Ankaran

— 2 nights
Ankaran is a town in the Municipality of Ankaran, located near the border with Italy, in the Littoral region of Slovenia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Sežana Botanical Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, and then explore the historical opulence of Socerb Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Škocjan Caves, then explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ankaran online route planner.

Ankaran is very close to Portorož. August in Ankaran sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Ankaran

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Bohinjsko Jezero

— 2 nights
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Planina Zajamniki, then admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall, go from sight to sight with Vogel, then admire the sheer force of Slap Grmečica, and finally admire the sheer force of Nadiza.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bohinjsko Jezero online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Ankaran to Bohinjsko Jezero takes 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ankaran in August; daily highs in Bohinjsko Jezero reach 28°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Transportation

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Bled

— 4 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: Bovec (Soča Valley & Zipline), Ajdovska Deklica (in Kranjska Gora) and Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana). Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Vintgar Gorge, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and head off the coast to Bled Island.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bled trip planner.

Bled is very close to Bohinjsko Jezero. In August, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:

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.