21 days in Slovenia Itinerary

21 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia travel route planner
Make it your trip
— 8 nights
— 3 nights
Nova Gorica
— 4 nights
Kranjska Gora
— 5 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Rio de Janeiro


Ljubljana — 8 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get in touch with nature at Triglav National Park and Vintgar Gorge. Get some historical perspective at Bled Castle and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Bled (Mala Osojnica, Bled Island, &more), The Ossuary (in Kranj) and Pokljuka Gorge (in Krnica). Spend the 7th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 8th (Thu) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. The adventure continues: stop by Ljubljana Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Michael.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip itinerary planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Ljubljana is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Ljubljana. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, things will get colder in Ljubljana: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Portorož.
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Portorož — 3 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity and Church of St. Maurus. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Strunjan Nature Reserve and Svetilnik Beach. Step out of Portorož to go to Škocjan and see Škocjan Caves, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Portorož Beach, stroll through Zusterna Beach, admire the local landmark of Da Ponte Fountain, and make a trip to Tartini Square.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Portorož sightseeing app.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Portorož in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in October; daily highs in Portorož reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nova Gorica.
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Nova Gorica — 4 nights

A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Visit Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) and Jewish Cemetery for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Onnose Adventures and Soča Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nova Gorica: Natural Bathing Place Lajšt (in Spodnja Idrija), Winery Tilia Estate (in Dobravlje) and Vipavski Križ Castle (in Vipavski Križ). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Krampež Waterfall, learn about winemaking at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, make a trip to Šmartno, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Daniel.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nova Gorica trip builder site.

You can drive from Portorož to Nova Gorica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kranjska Gora.
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Kranjska Gora — 5 nights

A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Get some historical perspective at Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery and Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit. Get in touch with nature at Vršič Pass and Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline. Get out of town with these interesting Kranjska Gora side-trips: Vogel (in Bohinjsko Jezero), Bovec (Ravelnik Open Air Museum, Zipline, &more) and Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Planica Valley, contemplate the long history of Katr's House, appreciate the history behind Statue of Kekec, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nadiza.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kranjska Gora trip planner.

You can drive from Nova Gorica to Kranjska Gora in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nova Gorica in October: high temperatures in Kranjska Gora hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.