21 days in Slovenia Itinerary

21 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia journey builder

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Ljubljana
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bled
— 4 nights
Drive
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Maribor
— 4 nights
Drive
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Novo Mesto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
Drive
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Kranj
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana

— 5 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Popular historic sites such as Franciscan Church of the Annunciation and Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Cankarjevo Nabrežje and St. George's Church. Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Piran (Mediadom Pyrhani, Piran Minorite Monastery, &more), Predjama Castle (in Postojna) and Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower (in Koper). Spend the 3rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, steep yourself in history at Plečnik's House, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Znamenje svete Trojice.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana day trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Ljubljana is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in April; daily highs in Ljubljana reach 19°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:

Bled

— 4 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Peričnik Falls. Old Town Centre of Radovljica and Bled Island will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Bled to go to Bovec and see Virje Waterfall, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Parish Church, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, trek along Vintgar Gorge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Lovrenc nad Zabreznico.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bled trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Bled, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 7:

Maribor

— 4 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Get some historical perspective at Celje Castle and Celje Cathedral of Saint Daniel. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ptuj Castle and Pyramid Archaeological Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Ana's Mansion (in Rogaška Slatina), Spas (in Podčetrtek) and Prešernova Street (in Ptuj). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Žiče Charterhouse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grajski Trg square, take in the exciting artwork at Račka Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pekrska Gorca.

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You can drive from Bled to Maribor in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Novo Mesto.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 11:

Novo Mesto

— 2 nights
Novo Mesto is the city on a bend of the Krka River in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Novo Mesto Cathedral and then delve into the lush surroundings at Krokar Primeval Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Castle Brestanica, then admire the striking features of Sevnica Castle, and then explore the historical opulence of Raka Castle.

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Getting from Maribor to Novo Mesto by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Novo Mesto

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

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.
On the 14th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Vogel, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Gorge, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bohinjsko Jezero trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Novo Mesto to Bohinjsko Jezero by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Novo Mesto in May, expect nights in Bohinjsko Jezero to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kranj.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Nature · Parks · Winter Sports · Transportation

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

Kranj

— 3 nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Škofja Loka Castle and Kobarid Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kozjak Waterfall and Little Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Kranj side-trips: Gornji Grad Cathedral (in Gornji Grad), Velika Planina (in Stahovica) and St Mary of the Assumption church (in Kobarid). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Prešeren Grove, explore the historical opulence of Zaprice Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Primoz Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kranj attractions app.

Traveling by car from Bohinjsko Jezero to Kranj takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kranj

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 17:

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.