21 days in Slovenia Itinerary

21 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  29 h
1
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Bovec
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Portorož
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Ljubljana
— 10 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Bohinjsko Jezero

Bohinjsko Jezero ©
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bohinjsko Jezero: Bled (Bled Castle, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape of Triglav National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bohinjsko Jezero day trip planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to Bohinjsko Jezero is an approximately 29- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bovec.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bled, Vintgar Gorge
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Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Parasailing & Paragliding
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

3
nights
Bovec

Bovec ©
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bovec: Kranjska Gora (Nadiza, Vršič Pass, &more). There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bovec trip itinerary app.

Getting from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bovec are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Portorož.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora, Kobarid
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Vršič Pass ©
Vršič Pass
River Rafting & Tubing
Kozjak Waterfall ©
Kozjak Waterfall

3
nights
Portorož

Portorož ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Svetilnik Beach and Portoroz Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity in Hrastovlje (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Tartini Square, tour the water at your own pace with Rent a Boat Portoroz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Rocco/ Cerkev sv. Roka, and admire the striking features of Praetorian Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Portorož trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Portorož takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bovec in May, expect Portorož to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Portorož

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Piran, Koper, Svetilnik Beach, Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity
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Portoroz Beach ©
Portoroz Beach
Svetilnik Beach ©
Svetilnik Beach
Tartini Square ©
Tartini Square

10
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kids will appreciate attractions like ZOO Ljubljana and Minicity Ljubljana. Change things up with a short trip to Predjama Castle in Postojna (about 1 hour away). Dedicate the 18th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, walk around Tivoli Park, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and snap pictures at Dragon Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ljubljana vacation planning website.

You can drive from Portorož to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portorož in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ljubljana, with lows of 9°C. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trip

Predjama Castle
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ZOO Ljubljana ©
ZOO Ljubljana
Minicity Ljubljana ©
Minicity Ljubljana
House of Experiments - Hisa eksperimentov ©
House of Experiments - Hisa eksperimentov