22 days in Slovenia Itinerary

22 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia sightseeing planner

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Fly to Zagreb, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bled
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kranjska Gora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kobarid
— 1 night
Drive
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Nova Gorica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 2 nights
Drive
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Celje
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maribor
— 3 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Tampa

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Ljubljana

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 2nd (Tue), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then look for gifts at Zakladi Slovenije, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, and finally wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, make a trip to Prešeren Square, take in the views from Triple Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip itinerary planner.

Tampa, USA to Ljubljana is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tampa to Ljubljana. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Tampa in April: high temperatures in Ljubljana hover around 62°F and lows are around 40°F. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:

Bled

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
You've now added Altitude Activities to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): duck into Galerija Mikame, Head underground at Pokljuka Gorge, then get great views at Ojstrica, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): head outdoors with Altitude Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled, and then explore the historical opulence of Brdo Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bled online itinerary builder.

Drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Bled sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 40°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sat) before leaving for Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

Kranjska Gora

— 2 nights
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Zelenci Nature Reserve has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Nadiza, explore the landscape on two wheels at Kranjska Gora Bike Park, then don't miss a visit to Prisank Mountain Window, and finally don't miss a visit to Tromeja -Triple border. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): see the winter wonderland with Ski School Kekec - Day Adventures, hit the slopes at Smučarska Šola ASK Kranjska Gora, identify plant and animal life at Planica Valley, then explore the activities along Lake Jasna, then make a trip to The Russian Chapel, and finally see the interesting displays at Liznjekova house.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kranjska Gora online trip builder.

You can drive from Bled to Kranjska Gora in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kranjska Gora can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

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 8th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Triglav, then contemplate the long history of Franja Partisan Hospital, then admire the sheer force of Slap Grmečica, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Bohinj Bowling. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Monument To Four Courageous Men, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bohinjsko Jezero route tool.

Traveling by car from Kranjska Gora to Bohinjsko Jezero takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bohinjsko Jezero are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Kobarid.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:

Kobarid

— 1 night
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.
On the 10th (Wed), get outside with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Fort Hermann, see the interesting displays at Fort Kluže, then steep yourself in history at Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem), and finally make a trip to Predil Pass.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kobarid trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Kobarid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Kobarid sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Kobarid

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:

Nova Gorica

— 3 nights
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
You've now added Lepa Vida Boutique Winery to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery and then take in the views from Solkan Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): do a tasting at Boris Lisjak Winery, step into the grandiose world of Štanjel Castle, do a tasting at Winery Tilia Estate, learn about winemaking at Bjana, then take an in-depth tour of Sabotin Park Miru, and finally don't miss a visit to Šmartno.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nova Gorica road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kobarid to Nova Gorica takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, Nova Gorica is somewhat warmer than Kobarid - with highs of 65°F and lows of 46°F. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Piran.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Wineries · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:

Piran

— 2 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the waterfront at Port Piran, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then examine the collection at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, then stroll around Strunjan Nature Reserve, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Peter. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Piazza Tito, do a tasting at Vinakoper, make a trip to Walls of Piran, tour the water at your own pace with Rent a Boat Portoroz, then take in the exciting artwork at Nika's Tiny House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Piran journey planner.

Traveling by car from Nova Gorica to Piran takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Piran are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for Celje.

Things to do in Piran

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Transportation

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:

Celje

— 2 nights
An old city with a modern vibe, Celje features a castle and historical town center, surrounded by a green landscpe tailor-made for an exciting and active holiday.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): ponder the design of Green Gold Beer Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Lake Šmartno, and then see the interesting displays at Rogatec Open Air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of Recent History Celje, walk around City Park, step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle, see the interesting displays at Bela Krajina Museum, then see the interesting displays at Brežice Castle, and finally identify plant and animal life at Jelenov Greben Homestead.

You can plan Celje trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Piran to Celje by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Piran in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Celje, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Celje

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

Maribor

— 3 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ptuj Castle and Old Vine House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maribor: Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God (in Ptuj), Winery Marof (in Mačkovci) and Murska Sobota Regional Museum (in Murska Sobota). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site, pause for some photo ops at Plague Column, get to know the fascinating history of Lent, and let the kids burn off some steam at Maribor City Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Maribor trip app.

Traveling by car from Celje to Maribor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Maribor, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 41°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:

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.