20 days in Slovenia Itinerary

20 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip planner

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Maribor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vipava
— 1 night
Taxi
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Ajdovščina
— 1 night
Drive
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Dobravlje
— 1 night
Drive
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Nova Gorica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Izola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Postojna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gozd Martuljek
— 2 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Dusseldorf

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Ljubljana

— 4 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bled (Triglav National Park, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more), Lake Bohinj (in Bohinjsko Jezero) and Slap Grmečica (in Bohinjska Bistrica). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, walk around Tivoli Park, and explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle.

Before you visit Ljubljana, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Ljubljana is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dusseldorf in August: highs in Ljubljana hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

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.
Maribor is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge your senses at Big Guy's Wine Tour, don't miss a visit to Vetrinjski dvor, learn about winemaking at Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plague Column.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Maribor trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vipava.

Things to do in Maribor

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

Vipava

— 1 night
Vipava sits in a green landscape where picturesque and unspoiled nature delivers exciting opportunities to get active in the outdoors throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Vipava River Spring.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vipava trip maker.

Drive from Maribor to Vipava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Maribor in September, things will get a bit warmer in Vipava: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ajdovščina.

Things to do in Vipava

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Ajdovščina

— 1 night
Ajdovščina is a small town with a population of about 6,700, located in the Vipava Valley, during Italian rule (1918–1943, nominally lasted to 1947), the style of the town does not resemble that of a typical Italian town. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): examine the collection at Hg Smeltery, take in the dramatic natural features at Otlica Natural Window, and then indulge your senses at Winestronaut.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ajdovščina online trip maker.

Ajdovščina is just a stone's throw from Vipava. In September, daytime highs in Ajdovščina are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dobravlje.

Things to do in Ajdovščina

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Dobravlje

— 1 night
Located in western Slovenia, Dobravlje boasts picturesque surroundings featuring rolling hills carpeted with vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): do a tasting at Winery Tilia Estate and then awaken your taste buds at RockVelo.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dobravlje driving holiday tool.

Dobravlje is very close to Ajdovščina. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Dobravlje

Wineries · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

Nova Gorica

— 3 nights
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nova Gorica: Bovec (Kayaking & Canoeing, Zipline, &more), Vogel (in Bohinjsko Jezero) and Kobarid Museum (in Kobarid). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, take in the views from Solkan Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Šmartno.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nova Gorica trip itinerary planner.

Nova Gorica is very close to Dobravlje. Expect little chillier evenings in Nova Gorica when traveling from Dobravlje in September, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Izola.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Izola

— 2 nights
Located on the Adriatic coast, the old fishing town of Izola draws travelers with the enticing atmosphere of its Mediterranean streets.
On the 10th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Izolana - House of the Sea, then walk around Park Pietro Coppo, then head outdoors with Šalet Tunnel, and finally kick back and relax at Strunjan Nature Reserve. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum, then don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and finally don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Izola visit planning site.

Drive from Nova Gorica to Izola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Izola

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Postojna

— 2 nights
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, then step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, and then get your bearings at Tourist Information Centre - Galerija. On your second day here, Head underground at Cross Cave, then explore the activities along Cerknica Lake, and then Head underground at Planina Cave.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Postojna planner.

You can drive from Izola to Postojna in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Izola in September, expect Postojna to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gozd Martuljek.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Gozd Martuljek

— 2 nights
Gozd Martuljek appeals to travelers with the surrounding landscape of unsullied nature.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Martuljek Waterfalls, admire the sheer force of Peričnik Falls, and then examine the collection at Slovenian Alpine Museum. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Triglav.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gozd Martuljek tour itinerary site.

Getting from Postojna to Gozd Martuljek by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gozd Martuljek

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

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.