20 days in Slovenia Itinerary

20 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Ljubljana
— 6 nights
Drive
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Koper
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nova Gorica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kranjska Gora
— 4 nights
Drive
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Maribor
— 4 nights
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Ljubljana

— 6 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Pokljuka Gorge (in Krnica), Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Šivec House Gallery (in Radovljica). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, browse for gifts or souvenirs at Galerija Mikame, head off the coast to Bled Island, and step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana online travel planner.

Moscow, Russia to Ljubljana is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Moscow to Ljubljana. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Moscow in January, with highs in Ljubljana at 5°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 24:

Koper

— 3 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Go for a jaunt from Koper to Postojna to see Predjama Castle about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, see the interesting displays at Izolana - House of the Sea, don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Koper trip planner.

Drive from Ljubljana to Koper in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in January: high temperatures in Koper hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Koper

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:

Nova Gorica

— 2 nights
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to Šmartno, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Reservoir Dogs brewery, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Gallus Craft & Draft Beer Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Soča Valley, make a trip to Italian Charnel House, and then explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nova Gorica trip website.

Traveling by car from Koper to Nova Gorica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Nova Gorica are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

Kranjska Gora

— 4 nights
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bohinjsko Jezero (Prsivec & Vogel), Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana) and Kozjak Waterfall (in Kobarid). The adventure continues: stroll through Smučarska Šola ASK Kranjska Gora, don't miss a visit to Tromeja -Triple border, explore the activities along Source of the Soča River, and hit the slopes at Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kranjska Gora travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Nova Gorica to Kranjska Gora takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nova Gorica in January: high temperatures in Kranjska Gora hover around 2°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:

Maribor

— 4 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ptuj (Prešernova Street & Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God) and Winery Marof (in Mačkovci). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Maribor City Park, see the interesting displays at Maribor Regional Museum, and walk around Three Ponds.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Maribor trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Kranjska Gora to Maribor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Maribor, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:

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.