20 days in Slovenia Itinerary

20 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia sightseeing planner

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Kranj
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Kranj
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Bohinjska Bistrica
— 2 nights
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Kranjska Gora
— 3 nights
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Bovec
— 2 nights
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Kobarid
— 1 night
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Tolmin
— 1 night
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Idrija
— 1 night
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Predjama
— 1 night
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Škocjan
— 1 night
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Celje
— 1 night
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Ljubljana
— 6 nights
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Kranj

The capital of Slovenia's Alps, Kranj allows you to stand with one foot in the nature and another in a town that's both a cultural center and a base for outdoor activities.
On the 3rd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Firbar's House and then take in the dramatic scenery at Šum Waterfall.

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Bilbao, Spain to Kranj is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bilbao in August since evenings lows in Kranj dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Bohinjska Bistrica.

Things to do in Kranj

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

Bohinjska Bistrica

— 2 nights
Bohinjska Bistrica occupies a scenic spot at the foothills of the Julian Alps, near the picturesque Lake Bohinj.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): trek along Golden Horn Fairyland, then admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Planina Zajamniki, and finally admire the sheer force of Slap Grmečica. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Vogel, then explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Bohinjska Bistrica road trip planning site.

You can drive from Kranj to Bohinjska Bistrica in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bohinjska Bistrica are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Bohinjska Bistrica

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Kranjska Gora

— 3 nights
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Vršič Pass and Lake Jasna. On the 8th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Triglav. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline, admire the sheer force of Martuljek Waterfalls, and don't miss a visit to Ajdovska Deklica.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kranjska Gora trip planner.

You can drive from Bohinjska Bistrica to Kranjska Gora in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bovec.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Bovec

— 2 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Thirsty River Brewing, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Virje Waterfall, then admire the verdant scenery at Soča Valley, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Boka Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bovec day trip planning tool.

Drive from Kranjska Gora to Bovec in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Bovec, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kobarid.

Things to do in Bovec

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Kobarid

— 1 night
At the very heart of picturesque Soca Valley, Kobarid delivers some of the most stunning views of Slovenia's highest peaks, as well as a chance to enjoy some exciting alpine rivers.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Italian Charnel House, and then examine the collection at Kobarid Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kobarid online sightseeing planner.

Kobarid is just a short distance from Bovec. In August, daytime highs in Kobarid are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tolmin.

Things to do in Kobarid

Nature · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Tolmin

— 1 night
At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit, then explore the ancient world of Tolmin Castle, and then explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tolmin holiday builder website.

Tolmin is very close to Kobarid. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kobarid in August; daily highs in Tolmin reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Idrija.

Things to do in Tolmin

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Idrija

— 1 night
While on holiday in Idrija, you'll be able to see a World Heritage Site featuring one of the largest mercury mines in the entire world.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Hg Smeltery, appreciate the history behind Franja Partisan Hospital, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Idrija vacation planner.

You can drive from Tolmin to Idrija in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tolmin in August, expect Idrija to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Predjama.

Things to do in Idrija

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Predjama

— 1 night
Predjama is a small settlement in the Municipality of Postojna in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.LandmarksCastlePredjama Castle, a Renaissance castle and a major tourist attraction in Slovenia, is located at the mouth of a cave just above the settlement.ChurchOur Lady of Sorows Church in the settlement is a chapel of ease of the Parish of Studeno. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nanos Plateau.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Predjama trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Idrija to Predjama takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Škocjan.

Things to do in Predjama

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Škocjan

— 1 night
Most people visit Skocjan to tour the famed caves, one of Slovenia's top attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Škocjan trip planner.

You can drive from Predjama to Škocjan in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Celje.

Things to do in Škocjan

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

Celje

— 1 night
An old city with a modern vibe, Celje features a castle and historical town center, surrounded by a green landscpe tailor-made for an exciting and active holiday.
On the 16th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Tito Statue, then explore the fascinating underground world of Hell Cave, then make a trip to Lake Šmartno, and finally examine the collection at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Celje attractions planner.

Drive from Škocjan to Celje in 2 hours. In August in Celje, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Celje

Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Ljubljana

— 6 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Family-friendly places like Triglav National Park and Bled Island will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Bled (Straža Bled, Bled Castle, &more), Pokljuka Gorge (in Krnica) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Postojna Cave, wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Triple Bridge, and make a trip to Ljubljana Castle.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip planning app.

You can drive from Celje to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 22:

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.