17 days in Slovenia Itinerary

17 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Vipava sits in a green landscape where picturesque and unspoiled nature delivers exciting opportunities to get active in the outdoors throughout the year.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum and Gewerkenegg Castle. Franja Partisan Hospital and Miner's House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Vipava: Sveta Trojica (in Vrhnika), Natural Bathing Place Lajšt (in Spodnja Idrija) and Francis's Shaft (in Idrija). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at Vino Zorz, explore the historical opulence of Štanjel Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Daniel, and take in the exciting artwork at Lojze Spacal Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vipava trip itinerary builder site.

Naples, Italy to Vipava is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In August in Vipava, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bled.

Things to do in Vipava

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Velika Planina and The Russian Chapel. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of St John the Baptist and Museum of Apiculture. Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: Little Castle (in Kamnik), Kranjska Gora (Zgornjesavska Valley, Tromeja -Triple border, &more) and Martuljek Waterfalls (in Gozd Martuljek). There's much more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with Hike&Bike Slovenia, stroll through Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline, contemplate the long history of France Preseren's Birth House - museum, and Head underground at Pokljuka Gorge.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bled trip app.

You can drive from Vipava to Bled in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Bled is slightly colder than Vipava - with highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Maribor.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Get a sense of the local culture at Celje Regional Museum and Franciscan Church. Explore hidden gems such as Pyramid Archaeological Site and Vinag Wine Cellar. When in Maribor, make a side trip to see Lake Šmartno in Celje, approximately Celje away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Maribor Cathedral, learn about winemaking at Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat, contemplate the long history of Plague Column, and see the interesting displays at Maribor Regional Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Maribor trip maker.

You can drive from Bled to Maribor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Piran.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

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Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 23rd (Sun), take in the waterfront at Port Piran, examine the collection at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Bernardine, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then examine the collection at The Museum of Underwater Activities, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marija Snežne Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Piran Minorite Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Francis of Assisi, then ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Peter.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Piran road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Piran takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Maribor in August since evenings lows in Piran dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Portorož.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity and Church of St. Maurus. We've included these beaches for you: Strunjan Nature Reserve and Portorož Beach. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Vinakoper, kick back and relax at Koper City Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Rotunda of St John the Baptist, and contemplate the long history of Muda Gate.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Portorož trip itinerary app.

Portorož is just a short distance from Piran. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portorož

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Slovenia travel guide

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.