21 days in Slovenia Itinerary

21 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Maribor
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Maribor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
Drive
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Kranjska Gora
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kobarid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koper
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 9 nights
Shuttle to Klagenfurt, Fly to Vilnius

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Maribor

— 3 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Celje Castle and Pyramid Archaeological Site. Old Vine House and St. Cecilia Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Maribor side-trips: Podčetrtek (Spas & Witch House - Land of Fairy Tales and Imagination), Celje (Gallery of Contemporary Art & The Virgin Mary's Assumption Church) and Ptuj Castle (in Ptuj). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Trg Svobode Square, appreciate the history behind Maister's monument, and grab your bike and head to Pekrska Gorca.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Maribor sightseeing planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Maribor is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Maribor due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vilnius in December, expect nights in Maribor to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:

Bohinjsko Jezero

— 1 night
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, then examine the collection at Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming, and then take in the awesome beauty at Vogel.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bohinjsko Jezero trip planner.

Drive from Maribor to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Maribor in December, expect nights in Bohinjsko Jezero to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are little chillier, around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Nature · Parks · Transportation · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:

Kranjska Gora

— 3 nights
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zgornjesavska Valley and Vršič Pass. Step out of Kranjska Gora with an excursion to Peričnik Falls in Mojstrana--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Russian Chapel, cool off at Aqua Larix, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Kekec, and take an in-depth tour of Jesenice Upper Sava Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kranjska Gora online trip maker.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Kranjska Gora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kranjska Gora are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Kobarid.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

Kobarid

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, appreciate the views at Soča Valley, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, don't miss a visit to Italian Charnel House, and then try your luck at Casino Fortuna.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kobarid road trip app.

Traveling by car from Kranjska Gora to Kobarid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Kobarid, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Koper.

Things to do in Kobarid

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

Koper

— 2 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Stephen's Church, learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, then don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and finally view the masterpieces at Tartini's House. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Brolo square, then don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran, and finally try your luck at Casino Riviera.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Koper day trip app.

Getting from Kobarid to Koper by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kobarid in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Koper: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Koper

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

Ljubljana

— 9 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wine Tours & Tastings. Do some cultural sightseeing at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation and Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Bled (Dali, St. Martin's Parish Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Contemporary History, make a trip to Old Square (Stari trg), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and walk around Tivoli Park.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Koper to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Koper in December, with highs in Ljubljana at 5°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 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.