19 days in Laško, Julian Alps & Nova Gorica Itinerary

19 days in Laško, Julian Alps & Nova Gorica Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Belgrade
Drive:  5 h 15 min
1
Laško
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Bled
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Bovec
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Nova Gorica
— 3 nights
5
Nova Gorica
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
End: Belgrade

4
nights
Laško

Laško ©
Nestled on the banks of the Savinja River, Lasko is both a spa town and home to the country's largest and most famous brewery.
Venture out of the city with trips to Otočec Castle Park (in Otočec), Brežice Castle (in Brežice) and Hell Cave (in Sempeter v Savinjski Dolini). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle, stroll around Laško Spa Park, admire the local landmark of Green Gold Beer Fountain, and go deep underground at The Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Laško trip maker site.

Belgrade, Serbia to Laško is an approximately 5.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In July, daily temperatures in Laško can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Laško

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Celje, Novo Mesto, Spas, Green Gold Beer Fountain, The Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia
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Thermana Lasko ©
Thermana Lasko
Celje Castle ©
Celje Castle
Lake Šmartno ©
Lake Šmartno

4
nights
Bled

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: Bohinjsko Jezero (Vogel, Savica Waterfall, &more) and Kranjska Gora (The Russian Chapel & Lake Jasna). And it doesn't end there: trek along Vintgar Gorge, get outside with Mala Osojnica, try for a hole-in-one at Mini Golf Bled, and glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bled trip planner.

You can drive from Laško to Bled in 2 hours. July in Bled sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bohinjsko Jezero, Kranjska Gora, Vintgar Gorge
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Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Island ©
Bled Island
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj

4
nights
Bovec

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Get out of town with these interesting Bovec side-trips: Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin) and Vršič Pass (in Kranjska Gora). Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, don't miss a visit to Italian Charnel House, and steep yourself in history at Ravelnik Open Air Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bovec tour builder.

Traveling by car from Bled to Bovec takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bovec can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kobarid, Tolmin Gorge, Vršič Pass
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Vršič Pass ©
Vršič Pass
Soča Valley ©
Soča Valley

3
nights
Nova Gorica

Nova Gorica ©
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Explore Nova Gorica's surroundings by going to Ferrari Garden (in Štanjel) and Postojna (Predjama Castle & Postojna Cave). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, head outdoors with Magma X, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Reservoir Dogs brewery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sveta Gora (Holy Mountain).

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nova Gorica online travel route planner.

Traveling by bus from Bovec to Nova Gorica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bovec in July: high temperatures in Nova Gorica hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Postojna, Wine Tours & Tastings, Ferrari Garden
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Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Nova Gorica

Nova Gorica ©
On the 29th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Lipizzan Museum Lipikum, tour the stables at Lipica Stud Farm, and then Head underground at Škocjan Caves. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, step into the grandiose world of Štanjel Castle, and then make a trip to Trg Evrope.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nova Gorica travel itinerary planner.

On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kojsko, Lipica, Wine Tours & Tastings, Štanjel Castle, Škocjan Caves
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Škocjan Caves ©
Škocjan Caves
Lipica Stud Farm ©
Lipica Stud Farm
Wine Tours & Tastings