Best of Slovenia

Best of Slovenia

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Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  14 h 15 min
1
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Bovec
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Koper
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Ljubljana
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Velenje
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Maribor
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Boston

2
nights
Bohinjsko Jezero

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.
You've now added Prsivec to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Kopališče Lajšt and Parasailing & Paragliding. Popular historic sites such as Divje Babe Archaeological Park and Church of St John the Baptist are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, explore the different monuments and memorials at Vojasko Pokopalisce Ukanc, trek along Vogel, and examine the collection at Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bohinjsko Jezero online trip planner.

Boston, USA to Bohinjsko Jezero is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Bohinjsko Jezero is 6 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Boston in July, with highs in Bohinjsko Jezero at 77°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Divje Babe Archaeological Park, Kopališče Lajšt
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Prsivec ©
Prsivec
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Vogel ©
Vogel

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Bovec

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 15th (Wed), get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic scenery at Boka Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Virje Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, then admire the verdant scenery at Soča Valley, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bovec visit planner.

Drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bovec are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Bovec

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Tolmin Gorge, Kozjak Waterfall
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Soča Valley ©
Soča Valley
Kozjak Waterfall ©
Kozjak Waterfall

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Koper

Koper ©
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Strunjan Nature Reserve and Portoroz Beach. Visiting Škocjan Caves and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Step out of Koper to go to Postojna and see Predjama Castle, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, view the masterpieces at Loza Gallery, and deepen your understanding at St. Anne's Friary.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Koper itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Koper takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bovec in July: high temperatures in Koper hover around 86°F and lows are around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Koper

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Piran, Strunjan Nature Reserve, Portoroz Beach, Škocjan Caves, Predjama Castle
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Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Škocjan Caves ©
Škocjan Caves
Strunjan Nature Reserve ©
Strunjan Nature Reserve

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Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Visiting Postojna Cave and Smarna Gora will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Ljubljana Castle and Sts. Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, steep yourself in history at Plečnik's House, find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and get outside with Potapljaj.Se.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koper to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Koper in July; daily highs in Ljubljana reach 81°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Velenje.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Postojna Cave
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Ljubljana Castle ©
Ljubljana Castle

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Velenje

Velenje ©
With its lakes and well-maintained grassy beaches, Velenje will satisfy every tourist eager to relax or take a swim during summer months.
On the 25th (Sat), discover the riches below the earth's surface at The Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia, step into the grandiose world of Velenje Castle, ponder the design of Green Gold Beer Fountain, then step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Virgin Mary's Assumption Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of the Assumption of Mary. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Velenje Beach and then examine the collection at Celje Regional Museum.

To see photos and more tourist information, use the Velenje trip planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Velenje in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Velenje are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Velenje

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Celje, Green Gold Beer Fountain, The Parish Church of the Assumption of Mary
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Velenje Castle ©
Velenje Castle
Celje Castle ©
Celje Castle
Velenje Beach ©
Velenje Beach

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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 inner history buff will appreciate Lent - the Oldest Part of the City of Maribor and Plague Column. Explore Maribor's surroundings by going to Ptuj (Orpheus Monument & Ptuj Castle). The adventure continues: get your game on at Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor, delve into the distant past at Water Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church, and make a trip to Sinagoga Maribor.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Maribor road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Velenje to Maribor takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. On the 30th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Ptuj
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Terme Ptuj ©
Terme Ptuj
Lent - the Oldest Part of the City of Maribor ©
Franciscan Church ©
Franciscan Church