22 days in Slovenia Itinerary

22 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Zurich
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Ljubljana
— 7 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
2
Maribor
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Bovec
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Nova Gorica
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Koper
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Zurich

7
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Postojna Cave (in Postojna), Bled (Inter Games Bled, Bled Island, &more) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana online travel planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Ljubljana is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bled, Postojna Cave, Vintgar Gorge
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Ljubljana Castle ©
Ljubljana Castle
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave

3
nights
Maribor

Maribor ©
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Maribor: Green Gold Beer Fountain (in Žalec), Forma viva Ravne Steel Masterpieces (in Ravne na Koroškem) and Zupnijska cerkev sv. Marije - Ptujskogorske Matere Bozje (in Ptuj). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor, step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle, see the interesting displays at Museum of Recent History Celje, and get to know the fascinating history of Lent - the Oldest Part of the City of Maribor.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Maribor trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ptuj, Celje, Green Gold Beer Fountain, Forma viva Ravne Steel Masterpieces, Laško Spa Park
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Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor
Presernova street ©
Presernova street
Forma viva Ravne Steel Masterpieces ©
Forma viva Ravne Steel Masterpieces

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.
On the 26th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Oplen House Museum, trek along Golden Horn Fairyland, then admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, and finally explore the activities along Lake Bohinj. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pocar Farm and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Triglav.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bohinjsko Jezero trip planner.

Getting from Maribor to Bohinjsko Jezero by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Maribor in May, expect nights in Bohinjsko Jezero to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mojstrana, Oplen House Museum
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Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Mount Triglav ©
Mount Triglav
Oplen House Museum ©
Oplen House Museum

4
nights
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: Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin), Kranjska Gora (Vršič Pass, Mojčin Dom na Vitrancu, &more) and Three Country Border (in Rateče). There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall, and sample the tasty concoctions at Thirsty River Brewing.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bovec online tour planner.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bovec are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora, Kobarid, Tolmin Gorge
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Soča Valley ©
Soča Valley
Zipline

2
nights
Nova Gorica

Nova Gorica ©
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, learn about winemaking at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, and then head outdoors with Magma X. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Razgledni stolp Gonjače, then learn about winemaking at Bjana, and then learn about winemaking at Weinkeller Goriska Brda.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nova Gorica online road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Bovec to Nova Gorica in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Bovec in May, expect Nova Gorica to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Dobrovo, Wine Tours & Tastings, Razgledni stolp Gonjače
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Lepa Vida Boutique Winery ©
Lepa Vida Boutique Winery
Magma X ©
Magma X
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Koper

Koper ©
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Go for a jaunt from Koper to Postojna to see Predjama Castle about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Škocjan Caves, make a trip to Walls of Piran, partake in some friendly competition at Creative Ways, and experience rural life at Histria Botanica.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Koper online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Nova Gorica to Koper by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Koper

Breweries & Distilleries Classes Historic Sites

Side Trips

Piran, Hrastovlje, Predjama Castle, Park Pietro Coppo, Škocjan Caves
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Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Škocjan Caves ©
Škocjan Caves
Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum