22 days in Slovenia Itinerary

22 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
Piran
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Bovec
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Maribor
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
5
Ljubljana
— 11 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Zurich

3
nights
Piran

Piran ©
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. George's Church and Nika's Tiny House. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Magical World of Shells Museum and Svetilnik Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Piran side-trips: Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan) and Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity (in Hrastovlje). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Strunjan Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at Tartini's House, don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Rocco/ Cerkev sv. Roka.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Piran trip planning site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Piran is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in May; daily highs in Piran reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Piran

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Koper, Škocjan Caves, Svetilnik Beach, Strunjan Nature Reserve, Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity
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Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower ©
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower
St. George's Church
St. George's Church

3
nights
Bovec

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kobarid Museum and Museum Planike. Visiting Zipline and Virje Waterfall will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bovec: Kranjska Gora (The Russian Chapel & Vršič Pass) and Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin). Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the history at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, explore the activities along Soča Valley, and admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bovec journey planner.

Traveling by car from Piran to Bovec takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Piran in May, things will get little chillier in Bovec: highs are around 20°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kobarid, Kranjska Gora, Tolmin Gorge
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Zipline
Kayaking & Canoeing
Vršič Pass ©
Vršič Pass

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist, then examine the collection at Oplen House Museum, then examine the collection at Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming, and finally admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bohinjsko Jezero holiday planning tool.

Getting from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trip

Oplen House Museum
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Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Savica Waterfall ©
Savica Waterfall
Oplen House Museum ©
Oplen House Museum

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.
Head to Lendava Castle and Vino Valdhuberfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at Ptuj Castle and Old Vine House capture your imagination. Explore Maribor's surroundings by going to Celje Castle (in Celje), Spas (in Podčetrtek) and Plečnik's Church (in Bogojina). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Velenje Beach and appreciate the extensive heritage of Presernova street.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Maribor journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bohinjsko Jezero to Maribor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Maribor, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Ptuj, Velenje Beach, Lendava Castle, Celje Castle, Spas
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Ptuj Castle ©
Ptuj Castle
Celje Castle ©
Celje Castle
Spas

11
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Head to Ljubljana Central Market and The Jakopic Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ljubljana Old Town and Ljubljana Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Postojna (Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle), Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Bled (Dali, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bathing Place Lajšt, and contemplate the long history of Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum.

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Traveling by shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Bled, Kranj, Postojna, Škofja Loka Castle, Old Town Centre of Radovljica
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding