17 days in Slovenia Itinerary

17 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia vacation planner
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Fly
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Bled
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kranjska Gora
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Bovec
— 1 night
Drive
5
Nova Gorica
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Piran
— 1 night
Drive
7
Postojna
— 1 night
Drive
8
Ljubljana
— 4 nights
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Bled — 4 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, get a dose of the wild on Great Emerald Adventure, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bled Island, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Parish Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bled trip itinerary planning website.

New York City, USA to Bled is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Bled due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Bled reach 40°F and lows reach 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.
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Bohinjsko Jezero — 1 night

The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
On the 17th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, then fly down the slopes at Vogel, then take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bohinjsko Jezero trip planner.

Bohinjsko Jezero is very close to Bled. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kranjska Gora.
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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 18th (Sun), hit the slopes at Snow park Kranjska Gora, then hit the slopes at Smučarska Šola ASK Kranjska Gora, then make a trip to Ajdovska Deklica, and finally try to win big at Casino Korona. Here are some ideas for day two: ski along the peaceful trails at Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline, then don't miss a visit to The Russian Chapel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, and finally don't miss a visit to Three Country Border.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kranjska Gora trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Kranjska Gora in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Kranjska Gora sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bovec.
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Bovec — 1 night

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, take a memorable drive along Mangart Saddle, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty River Brewing.

Discover how to plan a Bovec trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Kranjska Gora to Bovec by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December in Bovec, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nova Gorica.
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Nova Gorica — 2 nights

A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
On the 21st (Wed), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Gallus Craft & Draft Beer Bar, sample the tasty concoctions at Reservoir Dogs brewery, and then snap pictures at Solkan Bridge. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Ski Centre Cerkno, do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, and then make a trip to Šmartno.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nova Gorica itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bovec to Nova Gorica in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bovec in December: high temperatures in Nova Gorica hover around 51°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Piran.
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Piran — 1 night

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): look for gifts at Lisjak - Premium extra virgin olive oil from Slovenian Istria, relax and rejuvenate at Fish Spa Piran, then learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, and finally make a trip to Tartini Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Piran day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Nova Gorica to Piran takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Postojna.
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Postojna — 1 night

With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stop by Guštarna, then Head underground at Postojna Cave, and then step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Postojna trip builder tool.

You can drive from Piran to Postojna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Postojna is a bit cooler than Piran - with highs of 40°F and lows of 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana — 4 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Spend the 26th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, visit Ljubljana Old Town, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Postojna to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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