17 days in Slovenia Itinerary

17 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Maribor
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Maribor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
Drive
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Kranjska Gora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kobarid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 7 nights
Shuttle to Klagenfurt, Fly to Vilnius

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Maribor

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Celje Castle and Ptuj Castle. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Vine House and St Florian Column. Explore Maribor's surroundings by going to Celje (Early Christian Baptistery & The Virgin Mary's Assumption Church) and Spas (in Podčetrtek). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, see the interesting displays at Dominican Monastery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Slovenska Ulica street.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Maribor trip planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Maribor is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Vilnius in December, expect nights in Maribor to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

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Bohinjsko Jezero

The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, take in the awesome beauty at Vogel, then stroll the grounds of Ukanc Military Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Oplen House Museum.

Plan trip to Bohinjsko Jezero with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Bohinjsko Jezero takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Maribor in December: highs in Bohinjsko Jezero hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

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Kranjska Gora

A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Jasna, look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, then don't miss a visit to The Russian Chapel, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Kekec. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Zgornjesavska Valley, then cool off at Aqua Larix, then admire the sheer force of Peričnik Falls, and finally get engrossed in the history at Jesenice Upper Sava Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kranjska Gora online journey planner.

Getting from Bohinjsko Jezero to Kranjska Gora by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kobarid.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

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Kobarid

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.
On the 27th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall, then don't miss a visit to Italian Charnel House, then examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary of the Assumption church. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge, examine the collection at Cheese Museum of Kobarid, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally play a few rounds at Golf Club Bovec.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kobarid trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kranjska Gora to Kobarid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Kobarid

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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Piran

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 29th (Tue): stroll around Park Pietro Coppo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Rocco/ Cerkev sv. Roka, don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran, get curious at Mediadom Pyrhani, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piran Minorite Monastery. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, get into the urban bustle at Kidrič Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, then steep yourself in history at Fontico, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Peter.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Piran trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kobarid to Piran takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kobarid in December, expect Piran to be a bit warmer, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

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Ljubljana

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ljubljana Central Market and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some cultural insight at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation and Cathedral of St. Nicholas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Idrija (Miner's House, Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, &more), Bled (Straža Bled, St. Martin's Parish Church, &more) and Old Town Centre of Radovljica (in Radovljica). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Contemporary History, get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, take in the exciting artwork at City Art Gallery, and walk around Tivoli Park.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip itinerary site.

Drive from Piran to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Piran in December, with highs in Ljubljana at 5°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 6:

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.