20 days in Slovenia Itinerary

20 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia travel planner

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Bovec
— 3 nights
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Bled
— 4 nights
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Ljubljana
— 4 nights
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Laško
— 3 nights
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Cerknica
— 1 night
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Portorož
— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bovec side-trips: Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin) and Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) (in Volče). There's much more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the verdant scenery at Soča Valley, see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Virje Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bovec trip itinerary tool.

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. In July, daytime highs in Bovec are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Bled

— 4 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Bohinjsko Jezero (Vogel & Lake Bohinj), Kranjska Gora (Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary & Vršič Pass) and Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana). Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Vintgar Gorge, get great views at Mala Osojnica, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of Bled Island.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bled trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Bovec to Bled in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Bled are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:

Ljubljana

— 4 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 Postojna (Predjama Castle & Karst Museum). Spend the 22nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, get outside with Mount Saint Mary, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ljubljana online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bled to Ljubljana in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Laško.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

Laško

— 3 nights
Nestled on the banks of the Savinja River, Lasko is both a spa town and home to the country's largest and most famous brewery.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Laško: Zlati Grič Wine Cellar (in Slovenske Konjice), Žiče Charterhouse (in Loče pri Poljčanah) and Velenje Beach (in Velenje). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan, make a trip to Green Gold Beer Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Church, and explore the fascinating underground world of Hell Cave.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Laško trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Laško takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cerknica.

Things to do in Laško

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Cerknica

— 1 night
Cerknica invites travelers to explore the natural treasures of Slovenia's countryside.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Krokar Primeval Forest.

For reviews and other tourist information, use the Cerknica tour planning website.

You can drive from Laško to Cerknica in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cerknica can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portorož.

Things to do in Cerknica

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Portorož

— 4 nights
A resort town on the country's scenic Adriatic coastline, Portoroz offers many spas with all kinds of therapeutic treatments, many based on the brine and mud from the area's salt pans.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vino Zorz (in Slap), Ferrari Garden (in Štanjel) and Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum, walk around Park Pietro Coppo, and do a tasting at Vinakras Sežana.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Portorož online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cerknica to Portorož in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cerknica in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Portorož, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portorož

Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 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.