18 days in Slovenia Itinerary

18 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia sightseeing planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Bled
— 2 nights
Train
2
Tolmin
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Piran
— 2 nights
Shuttle
4
Izola
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Maribor
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Rimske Toplice
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Ljubljana
— 3 nights
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Bled — 2 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline, identify plant and animal life at Zelenci Nature Reserve, and then make a trip to Ajdovska Deklica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Wine Tasting Bled, then take a tour by water with Diving Bled, and then examine the collection at Museum of Apiculture.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bled day trip planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Bled is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tolmin.
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Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:

Tolmin — 2 nights

At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): hike along Koseč Gorges, identify plant and animal life at Krampež Waterfall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Franja Partisan Hospital, contemplate the long history of Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem), and then delve into the distant past at Tolmin Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tolmin online travel planner.

Traveling by train from Bled to Tolmin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bled in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tolmin, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Piran.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
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Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

Piran — 2 nights

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 (Tue): examine the collection at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at Fish Spa Piran, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Bernardine, and finally admire the striking features of Sodna palaca. On the next day, shop like a local with Nika's Tiny House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Piran Minorite Monastery, then have fun and explore at Mediadom Pyrhani, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Marija Snežne Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Piran trip planner.

You can drive from Tolmin to Piran in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Piran are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the shuttle to Izola.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

Izola — 3 nights

Located on the Adriatic coast, the old fishing town of Izola draws travelers with the enticing atmosphere of its Mediterranean streets.
Grad Prem and Villa on Republic Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Svetilnik Beach and Branik Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Izola side-trips: Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje), Socerb Castle (in Črni Kal) and Military Museum Tabor (in Lokev). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Zusterna Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Friary, see the interesting displays at Izolana - House of the Sea, and admire the striking features of Casa Veneziana.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Izola driving holiday planner.

Izola is very close to Piran. April in Izola sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Maribor.
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Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:

Maribor — 3 nights

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Slovenska Bistrica Castle and Prešernova Street. Do some cultural sightseeing at Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God and Lent. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Plague Column, learn about winemaking at Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat, savor the flavors at Big Guy's Wine Tour, and let little ones run wild at Maribor City Park.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Maribor online trip planner.

You can drive from Izola to Maribor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rimske Toplice.
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Historic Sites · Wineries · Wildlife · Parks
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Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

Rimske Toplice — 2 nights

Rimske Toplice is a settlement in the Municipality of Laško in eastern Slovenia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Raka Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gorjanci Hills, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pleterje Charterhouse Monastery.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rimske Toplice trip planner.

Getting from Maribor to Rimske Toplice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas
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Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

Ljubljana — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ljubljanica River. Franciscan Church of the Annunciation and Škofja Loka Castle will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Contemporary History.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip planner.

You can drive from Rimske Toplice to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

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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