20 days in Slovenia Itinerary

20 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip planner

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Bovec
— 3 nights
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Bled
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
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Velenje
— 2 nights
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Novo Mesto
— 2 nights
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Piran
— 8 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Zurich

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Bovec

— 3 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, explore the activities along Soča Valley, then explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge, and finally don't miss a visit to Predil Pass.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bovec trip itinerary maker.

Zurich, Switzerland to Bovec is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Tours · Adventure · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Bled

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bled: Bohinjsko Jezero (Church of St John the Baptist, Vogel, &more). The adventure continues: trek along Vintgar Gorge, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, head off the coast to Bled Island, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bled trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Bled takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Ljubljana

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Ljubljana Castle, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, stop by Ljubljana Old Town, then take in the views from Triple Bridge, then stop by Chocolate store Cukrcek, and finally don't miss a visit to Congress Square (Kongresni trg). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, view the masterpieces at Galerija Fotografija, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, then snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and finally admire the striking features of Seminary Palace and Library.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Velenje.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

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Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Velenje

— 2 nights
With its lakes and well-maintained grassy beaches, Velenje will satisfy every tourist eager to relax or take a swim during summer months.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle, discover the riches below the earth's surface at The Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia, then get engrossed in the history at Velenje Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Tito Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Hell Cave, then don't miss a visit to Lake Šmartno, then see the interesting displays at Celje Regional Museum, and finally ponder the design of Green Gold Beer Fountain.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Velenje online travel planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Velenje by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Velenje, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Novo Mesto.

Things to do in Velenje

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Novo Mesto

— 2 nights
Novo Mesto is the city on a bend of the Krka River in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. On the 22nd (Thu), tee off at Golf Grad Otočec, take in nature's colorful creations at Otočec Castle Park, then examine the collection at Museum of Dolenjska, then steep yourself in history at Breg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Novo Mesto Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Novo Mesto online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Velenje to Novo Mesto takes 2 hours. July in Novo Mesto sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Piran.

Things to do in Novo Mesto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Piran

— 8 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Piran: Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje), Štanjel (Church of St. Daniel & Ferrari Garden) and Lipica (Lipizzan Museum Lipikum, Lipica Stud Farm, &more). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Škocjan Caves, enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve, walk around Park Pietro Coppo, and get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Piran road trip tool.

Drive from Novo Mesto to Piran in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 31:

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.