19 days in Slovenia Itinerary

19 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia vacation planner

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Ljubljana
— 5 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kobarid
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kranjska Gora
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bled
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Edmonton

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Ljubljana

— 5 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Bring the kids along to Ljubljana Old Town and Tivoli Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Postojna (Predjama Castle, Guštarna, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, take a stroll through Metelkova, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Ljubljana is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Edmonton to Ljubljana, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 15:

Piran

— 3 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Magical World of Shells Museum and Tartini Square. Step out of Piran with an excursion to Škocjan Caves in Škocjan--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Port Piran, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Benečanka Venetian House, and see the interesting displays at Koper Regional Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Piran itinerary builder app.

Drive from Ljubljana to Piran in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Piran, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kobarid.

Things to do in Piran

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Kobarid

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On your second day here, make a trip to Italian Charnel House, take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kobarid itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Piran to Kobarid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Piran in May; daily highs in Kobarid reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Kobarid

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

Kranjska Gora

— 3 nights
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Bring the kids along to Vršič Pass and Nadiza. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Slovenian Alpine Museum, explore the activities along Lake Jasna, take in the dramatic scenery at Martuljek Waterfalls, and don't miss a visit to The Russian Chapel.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kranjska Gora trip planner.

Drive from Kobarid to Kranjska Gora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

Bled

— 2 nights
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 24th (Tue): trek along Vintgar Gorge, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, then stroll through Bled Island, and finally hit the slopes at Straža Bled. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Triglav National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Bled trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kranjska Gora to Bled takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Bohinjsko Jezero

— 2 nights
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Vogel, then take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Planina Zajamniki, take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Gorge, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bohinjsko Jezero day trip site.

Bohinjsko Jezero is very close to Bled. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Transportation

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

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.