18 days in Slovenia Itinerary

18 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Start: Ljubljana
1
Ljubljana
— 8 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Bled
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Maribor
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Piran
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Ljubljana

8
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ljubljana Old Town and Ljubljana Castle. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Balonarski Center Barje. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Postojna (Predjama Castle & Postojna Cave). There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Contemporary History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, and take a stroll through Metelkova.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana visit planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. In September in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Postojna
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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Bled

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get great views at Mala Osojnica, and then head off the coast to Bled Island. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Parish Church, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally take some stellar pictures from Straza Bled.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bled trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Ljubljana to Bled by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Vintgar Gorge
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Island ©
Bled Island

3
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Maribor

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 Maribor Cathedral. Visiting Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort and Pekrska Gorca will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maribor: Green Gold Beer Fountain (in Žalec), Ptuj (Sveti Florijan Statue, Ptuj Castle, &more) and Podčetrtek (Spas & Jelenov Greben Homestead). The adventure continues: get your game on at Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plague Column, take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site, and don't miss a visit to Main Square of Maribor.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Maribor vacation planning site.

You can drive from Bled to Maribor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ptuj, Podčetrtek, Green Gold Beer Fountain, Celje Castle
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Celje Castle ©
Celje Castle
Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort ©
Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort
Ptuj Castle ©
Ptuj Castle

3
nights
Piran

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 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Friary, pause for some serene contemplation at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, then explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, then pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, and finally shop like a local with Loza Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Mediadom Pyrhani, take in the exciting artwork at Nika's Tiny House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Francis of Assisi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, then examine the collection at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Magical World of Shells Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Piran trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Maribor to Piran in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, Piran is a bit warmer than Maribor - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Koper, Škocjan Caves, Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, Portoroz Beach
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St. George's Church
St. George's Church
Škocjan Caves ©
Škocjan Caves
Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum