18 days in Slovenia Itinerary

18 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bled
— 1 night
Drive
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Izola
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Piran
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Velenje
— 1 night
Drive
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Maribor
— 4 nights
Drive
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Podčetrtek
— 2 nights
Drive
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Celje
— 2 nights

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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 7th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ukanc Military Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit, and then kick back and relax at Natural Bathing Place Lajšt.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bohinjsko Jezero attractions planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. August in Bohinjsko Jezero sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

1
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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 9th (Sun): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, hit the slopes at Straža Bled, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and finally scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, and then head off the coast to Bled Island.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bled driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Bled sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Izola.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

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Izola

Located on the Adriatic coast, the old fishing town of Izola draws travelers with the enticing atmosphere of its Mediterranean streets.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, take in the exciting artwork at Loza Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, then kick back and relax at Svetilnik Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Maurus.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Izola trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Bled to Izola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bled in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Izola, with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Piran.

Things to do in Izola

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Piran

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 12th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Tartini's House, take in the exciting artwork at Nika's Tiny House, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Piran Minorite Monastery, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally make a trip to Walls of Piran. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Portorož Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Tartini Square.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Piran sightseeing app.

Piran is just a short distance from Izola. In August, daytime highs in Piran are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Piran

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, shop like a local with Galerija Hest, then stop by Chocolate store Cukrcek, then take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, and finally snap pictures at Triple Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Piran to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Piran in August, with highs in Ljubljana at 80°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Velenje.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

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Velenje

With its lakes and well-maintained grassy beaches, Velenje will satisfy every tourist eager to relax or take a swim during summer months.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Velenje Museum, pause for some photo ops at Tito Statue, then Head underground at Hell Cave, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of the Assumption of Mary, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Vovk Mill.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Velenje trip planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Velenje by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Maribor.

Things to do in Velenje

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

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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.
Shop till you drop at Vino Valdhuber and Europark Maribor. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lent and Terme Ptuj. Venture out of the city with trips to Ptuj (Ptuj City Tower, Orpheus Monument, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at UGM I Maribor Art Gallery, grab your bike and head to Pekrska Gorca, stroll around Maribor City Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Maribor Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Maribor day trip site.

Traveling by car from Velenje to Maribor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Podčetrtek.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:

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Podčetrtek

For most visitors on holiday in Podcetrtek, thermal waters remain the big draw.
You've now added Spas to your itinerary. On the 21st (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sv. Roka, get in on the family fun at Witch House - Land of Fairy Tales and Imagination, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olimje Monastery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jelenov Greben Homestead, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Wellnes Orhidelia. On your second day here, see the sky in a new way at Planetarium in Sfericni Kino Astroport 360, then step into the grandiose world of Brežice Castle, then explore the galleries of Božidar Jakac Art Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Raka Castle.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Podčetrtek holiday app.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Podčetrtek takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Podčetrtek, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Celje.

Things to do in Podčetrtek

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

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Celje

An old city with a modern vibe, Celje features a castle and historical town center, surrounded by a green landscpe tailor-made for an exciting and active holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Celje Cathedral of Saint Daniel, examine the collection at Celje Regional Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of Contemporary Art, then step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle, and finally stop by Syncerus. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Parish Church of St. George, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Žiče Charterhouse, then make a trip to Green Gold Beer Fountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Lake Šmartno.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Celje online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Podčetrtek to Celje takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. August in Celje sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 59°F at night.

Things to do in Celje

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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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.