20 days in Slovenia Itinerary

20 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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— 8 nights
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
— 5 nights
— 4 nights


Ljubljana — 8 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Cankarjevo Nabrežje. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Celje Castle and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Škofja Loka (Old School in Skofja Loka, Škofja Loka Castle, &more), Raka Castle (in Raka) and St. Cecilia Church (in Celje). Spend the 26th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, stroll around Congress Square (Kongresni trg), see the interesting displays at Ptuj Castle, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cross Cave.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana holiday planning site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Ljubljana. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.
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Bohinjsko Jezero — 2 nights

The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
On the 28th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Prsivec, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Gorge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take an in-depth tour of Oplen House Museum. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Ukanc Military Cemetery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Triglav, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bohinjsko Jezero trip itinerary site.

Drive from Ljubljana to Bohinjsko Jezero in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Bovec.
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Bovec — 5 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Get a sense of the local culture at Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) and Ravelnik Open Air Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Soča Valley and Zelenci Nature Reserve. Explore Bovec's surroundings by going to Tolmin (Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit & Tolmin Castle), Rateče (Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline & Planica Valley) and Ajdovska Deklica (in Kranjska Gora). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Boka Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Fort Hermann, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and take a memorable drive along Mangart Saddle.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bovec sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bovec are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portorož.
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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.
Popular historic sites such as St. George's Church and Parish Church of the Virgin Mary of the Rosary are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Strunjan Nature Reserve and Šalet Tunnel. Change things up with a short trip to Socerb Castle in Črni Kal (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, admire the striking features of Church of St. Maurus, enjoy the sand and surf at Svetilnik Beach, and examine the collection at Koper Regional Museum.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Portorož driving holiday planner.

Drive from Bovec to Portorož in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bovec in July; daily highs in Portorož reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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.