22 days in Slovenia Itinerary

22 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Škofja Loka
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Škofja Loka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bled
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bovec
— 3 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Koper
— 1 night
Drive
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Škocjan
— 1 night
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ptuj
— 1 night
Drive
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Maribor
— 4 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Cape Town

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Škofja Loka

— 2 nights
Skofja Loka works great as a starting point for explorations into the Julian Alps, very near the country's capital Ljubljana.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Franja Partisan Hospital and then enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bathing Place Lajšt. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Tunnels Under Old Kranj, admire the sheer force of Šum Waterfall, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Anton Ažbe, and finally trek along Mount Blegoš.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Škofja Loka itinerary planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Škofja Loka is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cape Town in June, things will get a bit warmer in Škofja Loka: highs are around 29°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Škofja Loka

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Bled

— 4 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bled: Bohinjsko Jezero (Vogel & Lake Bohinj), Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana) and Vršič Pass (in Kranjska Gora). Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, Head underground at Pokljuka Gorge, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and step off the mainland to explore Bled Island.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bled day trip planning website.

Drive from Škofja Loka to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bled are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:

Bovec

— 3 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Planica Valley (in Rateče), Nadiza (in Kranjska Gora) and Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin). And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, appreciate the views at Soča Valley, and explore the activities along Source of the Soča River.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bovec travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Bovec takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bovec can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Piran

— 2 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): make a trip to Walls of Piran, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then examine the collection at Magical World of Shells Museum, and finally make a trip to Tartini Square. On your second day here, stroll around Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, experience rural life at Fonda Fish Farm, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Piran itinerary builder website.

Getting from Bovec to Piran by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bovec in July, with highs in Piran at 35°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Koper.

Things to do in Piran

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Koper

— 1 night
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at Izolana - House of the Sea, walk around Park Pietro Coppo, then stroll through Svetilnik Beach, and finally stroll through Zusterna Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Koper trip itinerary builder.

Koper is just a stone's throw from Piran. In July in Koper, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Škocjan.

Things to do in Koper

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Škocjan

— 1 night
Most people visit Skocjan to tour the famed caves, one of Slovenia's top attractions.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): Head underground at Škocjan Caves.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Škocjan trip planner.

Škocjan is just a short distance from Koper. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Škocjan

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

Ljubljana

— 3 nights
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 (Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, walk around Tivoli Park, don't miss a visit to Congress Square (Kongresni trg), and explore the activities along Ljubljanica River.

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

You can drive from Škocjan to Ljubljana in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Ptuj.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

Ptuj

— 1 night
A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at Ptuj Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Prešernova Street, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. George.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ptuj day trip app.

Drive from Ljubljana to Ptuj in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Ptuj, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Maribor.

Things to do in Ptuj

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Maribor

— 4 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Maribor side-trips: Velenje Beach (in Velenje), Lasko Museum (in Laško) and The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan (in Celje). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lovrenc Lakes, take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site, stop by Vino Valdhuber, and see the interesting displays at Maribor Regional Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Maribor online day trip planner.

Drive from Ptuj to Maribor in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

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.