17 days in Slovenia Itinerary

17 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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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), explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally walk around Tivoli Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, then take in the views from Triple Bridge, and finally take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana tour website.

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, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kranj.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

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), steep yourself in history at Franja Partisan Hospital, stroll through Mount Blegoš, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Velika Planina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Mary's Shrine with St. Rocco and St. Anthony, then take an in-depth tour of Škofja Loka Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pungert, and finally get engrossed in the history at Khislstein Castle.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kranj trip planner.

Kranj is very close to Ljubljana. In August in Kranj, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Peričnik Falls, examine the collection at Slovenian Alpine Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Zelenci Nature Reserve, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jasna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Planica Valley, then look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mojčin Dom na Vitrancu.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kranjska Gora road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kranj to Kranjska Gora takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time 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.
On the 25th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Loza Gallery, Head underground at Škocjan Caves, and then brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum Tabor. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Izolana - House of the Sea, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Veneziana, and then don't miss a visit to Taverna Koper.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Koper trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Kranjska Gora to Koper takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Kranjska Gora in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Koper: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Magical World of Shells Museum and Tartini Square. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran, enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve, try your luck at Casino Riviera, and see the interesting displays at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Portorož trip 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Portorož

Museums · Wildlife · Beaches · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): indulge your taste buds at Big Guy's Wine Tour, don't miss a visit to Vetrinjski dvor, and then see the interesting displays at Old Vine House.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Maribor trip website.

Getting from Portorož to Maribor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Portorož in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Maribor, 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

Wineries · Tours · Museums
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kobarid Museum and Ravelnik Open Air Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, relax in the rural setting at Apitourism Kozjak, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit, and steep yourself in history at Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem).

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kobarid vacation planner.

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, expect nights in Kobarid to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kobarid

Historic Sites · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

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.