21 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Venice, Shuttle to Portorož
— 3 nights
Nova Gorica
— 4 nights
— 3 nights
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
— 8 nights


Portorož — 3 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.
Step out of Portorož with an excursion to Škocjan Caves in Škocjan--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Tartini Square, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Nika's Tiny House, and examine the collection at Magical World of Shells Museum.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Portorož trip planner.

New York City, USA to Portorož is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Portorož due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Portorož, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Nova Gorica.
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Nova Gorica — 4 nights

A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vipava (Vipava River Spring & Vina Povh), Winestronaut (in Ajdovščina) and Winery Tilia Estate (in Dobravlje). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, take in nature's colorful creations at Ferrari Garden, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Reservoir Dogs brewery, and enjoy breathtaking views from Gonjače Viewing Tower.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Nova Gorica trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Portorož to Nova Gorica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Bovec.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bovec: Kranjska Gora (Vršič Pass & Nadiza) and Planica Valley (in Rateče). There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the activities along Source of the Soča River, see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, and explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bovec visit planner.

You can drive from Nova Gorica to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nova Gorica in August, expect Bovec to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time 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 31st (Thu), shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Gorge, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Vogel, take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall, and then trek along Prsivec.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Bohinjsko Jezero day trip site.

You can drive from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana — 8 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Zgornje Gorje (Church of St. Nicholas & Vintgar Gorge), Nativity Museum (Muzej jaslic) (in Brezje) and Bled (Zipline, Bled Castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, take in the views from Triple Bridge, and find something for the whole family at Escape Room Enigmarium.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana driving holiday website.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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.