21 days in Slovenia Itinerary

21 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia travel route planner

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Make it your trip
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Ljubljana
— 8 nights
Drive
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Portorož
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nova Gorica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kranjska Gora
— 5 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport

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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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bled Island. 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, Spa Park, &more), Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Pokljuka Gorge (in Krnica). Spend the 8th (Thu) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. And it doesn't end there: visit Ljubljana Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and explore the activities along Ljubljanica River.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ljubljana itinerary planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Ljubljana is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 4 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, with highs in Ljubljana at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Portorož.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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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 St. Anne's Friary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Strunjan Nature Reserve and Zusterna 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 Svetilnik Beach, stroll through Portorož 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.

Things to do in Portorož

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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 Krampež Waterfall. 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). There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Reservoir Dogs brewery, explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge, explore the activities along Soča Valley, and make a trip to Šmartno.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nova Gorica travel tool.

You can drive from Portorož to Nova Gorica in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

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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 Katr's House. Get in touch with nature at Vršič Pass and Peričnik Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Kranjska Gora side-trips: Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit (in Tolmin), Bovec (Ravelnik Open Air Museum, Zipline, &more) and Vogel (in Bohinjsko Jezero). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Planica Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Nadiza, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Kekec, and fly down the slopes at Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Kranjska Gora travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Nova Gorica to Kranjska Gora takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, Kranjska Gora is a bit cooler than Nova Gorica - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.