20 days in Slovenia Itinerary

20 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
1
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Bovec
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Koper
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Ljubljana
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Velenje
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Maribor
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h
End: Boston

2
nights
Bohinjsko Jezero

Bohinjsko Jezero ©
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Visiting Lake Bohinj and Natural Bathing Place Lajšt will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Divje Babe Archaeological Park and Church of St John the Baptist are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: trek along Vogel, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ukanc Military Cemetery, get great views at Prsivec, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Bohinjsko Jezero attractions planner.

Boston, USA to Bohinjsko Jezero is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in August, things will get a bit cooler in Bohinjsko Jezero: highs are around 76°F and lows about 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bovec.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Natural Bathing Place Lajšt, Divje Babe Archaeological Park
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Prsivec ©
Prsivec
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Vogel ©
Vogel

2
nights
Bovec

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 5th (Wed), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Boka Waterfall, and then admire the sheer force of Virje Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, then admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, then appreciate the views at Soča Valley, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Bovec trip website.

Drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bovec can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Koper.

Things to do in Bovec

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Tolmin Gorge, Kozjak Waterfall
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Soča Valley ©
Soča Valley
Kozjak Waterfall ©
Kozjak Waterfall

3
nights
Koper

Koper ©
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Get outdoors at Strunjan Nature Reserve and Škocjan Caves. Predjama Castle and St. George's Church will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Portoroz Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Piran Minorite Monastery, steep yourself in history at Muda Gate, and make a trip to Tartini Square.

Plan my day in Koper using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Bovec to Koper in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, Koper is somewhat warmer than Bovec - with highs of 85°F and lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Koper

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Piran, Portoroz Beach, Škocjan Caves, Strunjan Nature Reserve, Predjama Castle
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Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Škocjan Caves ©
Škocjan Caves
Strunjan Nature Reserve ©
Strunjan Nature Reserve

5
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get in touch with nature at Postojna Cave and Balonarski Center Barje. Ljubljana Castle and Cankarjevo Nabrežje will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: stop by Ljubljana Old Town, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and get outside with Smarna Gora.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Koper to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Koper in August, expect Ljubljana to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Velenje.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Postojna Cave
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Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Ljubljana Castle ©
Ljubljana Castle
Franciscan Church of the Annunciation ©
Franciscan Church of the Annunciation

3
nights
Velenje

Velenje ©
With its lakes and well-maintained grassy beaches, Velenje will satisfy every tourist eager to relax or take a swim during summer months.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): go deep underground at The Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia, explore the historical opulence of Velenje Castle, admire the local landmark of Green Gold Beer Fountain, step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Virgin Mary's Assumption Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of the Assumption of Mary. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Velenje Beach and then see the interesting displays at Celje Regional Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Velenje travel tool.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Velenje takes 1.5 hours. August in Velenje sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 57°F at night. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Velenje

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Celje, The Parish Church of the Assumption of Mary, Green Gold Beer Fountain
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Velenje Castle ©
Velenje Castle
Celje Castle ©
Celje Castle
Velenje Beach ©
Velenje Beach

3
nights
Maribor

Maribor ©
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Lent - the Oldest Part of the City of Maribor and Plague Column will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Ptuj (Orpheus Monument & Ptuj Castle). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church, don't miss a visit to Sinagoga Maribor, and delve into the distant past at Water Tower.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Maribor trip planning app.

Getting from Velenje to Maribor by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Ptuj
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Terme Ptuj ©
Terme Ptuj
Lent - the Oldest Part of the City of Maribor ©
Franciscan Church ©
Franciscan Church