21 days in Slovenia Itinerary

21 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip planner
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Ljubljana
— 7 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Izola
— 7 nights
Drive
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Bled
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana — 7 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Take a break from the city and head to Postojna Cave and Ljubljanica River. You'll explore and learn at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan and Ptuj Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Idrija (Idrija War Museum & Hg Smeltery), Škofja Loka Castle (in Škofja Loka) and The Secret Rooms of Hotel Jama (in Postojna). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Ljubljana Old Town, explore the engaging exhibits at House of Illusions, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Contemporary History, and take in the views from Triple Bridge.

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If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for Piran on the 1st (Mon).
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
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Piran — 3 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Let the collections at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum and Nika's Tiny House capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Portorož Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Tartini Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, and take in the exciting artwork at Duka Gallery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Piran route planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Piran takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Piran when traveling from Ljubljana in August, with lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Izola on the 4th (Thu).
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Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Izola — 7 nights

Located on the Adriatic coast, the old fishing town of Izola draws travelers with the enticing atmosphere of its Mediterranean streets.
Appreciate the collections at Military Museum Tabor and Pivka Park of Military History. Get outdoors at Strunjan Nature Reserve and Škocjan Caves. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Izola: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Vipava), Predjama Castle (in Postojna) and Lipica Stud Farm (in Lipica). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Svetilnik Beach, admire the striking features of Praetorian Palace, head outdoors with Šalet Tunnel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Izola travel route tool.

Izola is just a short distance from Piran. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 11th (Thu), you're off to Bled.
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Bled — 3 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Oplen House Museum and Museum of Pharmacy and Alchemy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bled Castle and Bled Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bled: Bohinjsko Jezero (Savica Waterfall & Lake Bohinj). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Vintgar Gorge, admire the sheer force of Slap Grmečica, awaken your taste buds at Wine Tasting Bled, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bled vacation planner.

You can drive from Izola to Bled in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Izola in August: high temperatures in Bled hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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.
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