21 days in Slovenia Itinerary

21 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
— 6 nights
— 4 nights
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
Kranjska Gora
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 3 nights


Ljubljana — 6 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 Beer Tastings & Tours and Zipline. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Bled (Tishler & Straža Bled) and Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum (in Idrija). Spend the 8th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZOO Ljubljana, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, and examine the collection at National Museum of Contemporary History.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ljubljana travel route planning site.

Milan, Italy to Ljubljana is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Milan in October, expect Ljubljana to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Maribor.
Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Celje Castle and Ptuj Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maribor: Plečnik's Church (in Bogojina), Spas (in Podčetrtek) and Celje (Josip Pelikan Statue & St. Cecilia Church). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, don't miss a visit to Oplotnica Mansion, appreciate the extensive heritage of Trg Svobode Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Florian Column.

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You can take a shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Aquapark & Wellness - Vodni Park Bohinj, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the activities along Lake Bohinj. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall, then catch a ride on Vogel, then admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, and finally trek along Golden Horn Fairyland.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bohinjsko Jezero road trip planning tool.

Getting from Maribor to Bohinjsko Jezero by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Maribor in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bohinjsko Jezero: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Kranjska Gora.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Kranjska Gora — 2 nights

A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
On the 17th (Sun), examine the collection at Pocar Farm, take in the dramatic scenery at Peričnik Falls, then make a trip to Ajdovska Deklica, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jasna. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Ledine Intermittent Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass, then make a trip to The Russian Chapel, and finally appreciate the views at Zgornjesavska Valley.

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You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Kranjska Gora in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Kranjska Gora, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kobarid.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
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Kobarid — 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tolmin Gorge and Italian Charnel House. Change things up with these side-trips from Kobarid: Bovec (River Rafting & Tubing & Virje Waterfall). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Soča Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, and tee off at Golf Club Bovec.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kobarid road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kranjska Gora to Kobarid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kobarid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Koper.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure
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Koper — 3 nights

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tartini Square and Praetorian Palace. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, steep yourself in history at First of May Square, learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Brolo square.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Koper online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kobarid to Koper in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kobarid in October, expect Koper to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.
Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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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.