23 days in Slovenia Itinerary

23 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia vacation planner
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kranj
— 1 night
Drive
3
Bled
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Lipica
— 1 night
Drive
5
Koper
— 2 nights
Shuttle
6
Piran
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Postojna
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Novo Mesto
— 1 night
Drive
9
Celje
— 1 night
Drive
10
Žalec
— 5 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, steep yourself in history at Plečnik's House, and then visit Metelkova. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, take in the views from Triple Bridge, stop by Ljubljana Old Town, then get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, and finally don't miss a visit to Ljubljana Castle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ljubljana attractions planner.

Atlanta, USA to Ljubljana is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in June; daily highs in Ljubljana reach 77°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kranj.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Kranj — 1 night

The capital of Slovenia's Alps, Kranj allows you to stand with one foot in the nature and another in a town that's both a cultural center and a base for outdoor activities.
On the 27th (Mon), steep yourself in history at The Church Of Mary Immaculate, then take in the views from Capuchin Bridge, then admire the local landmark of Plečnik's Arcade & Fountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Tunnels Under Old Kranj.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kranj vacation maker website.

Kranj is very close to Ljubljana. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bled.
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Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Bled — 3 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bled: Bohinjsko Jezero (Lake Bohinj & Church of St John the Baptist). Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Vintgar Gorge, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, admire the sheer force of Slap Grmečica, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bled trip planner.

Bled is just a stone's throw from Kranj. In June in Bled, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lipica.
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Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
Side Trips
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Lipica — 1 night

Known for its Lipizzaner horses, Lipica is nevertheless more than just a horse lover's heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): learn about all things military at Military Museum Tabor, then see the interesting displays at Lipizzan Museum Lipikum, and then visit the horses at Lipica Stud Farm.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lipica vacation maker website.

Getting from Bled to Lipica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bled in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 64°F in Lipica. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Koper.
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Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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Koper — 2 nights

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, then do a tasting at Vinakoper, then pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, and finally make a trip to Piazza Tito. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Izolana - House of the Sea, enjoy the sand and surf at Svetilnik Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, and finally steep yourself in history at Muda Gate.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Koper road trip website.

You can drive from Lipica to Koper in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Koper are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Piran.
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Piran — 3 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Piran is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at Fonda Fish Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, and don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Piran journey tool.

Piran is just a short distance from Koper. In July, daytime highs in Piran are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Postojna.
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Postojna — 2 nights

With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, then step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Planina Cave. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Cerknica Lake, explore the fascinating underground world of Cross Cave, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally look for gifts at Guštarna.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Postojna trip simple and quick.

Drive from Piran to Postojna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Piran in July: high temperatures in Postojna hover around 81°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Novo Mesto.
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Novo Mesto — 1 night

Novo Mesto is the city on a bend of the Krka River in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Novo Mesto Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Otočec Castle Park, and then examine the collection at Museum of Dolenjska.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Novo Mesto online vacation builder.

Getting from Postojna to Novo Mesto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Novo Mesto sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Celje.
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Celje — 1 night

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 10th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lake Šmartno, then don't miss a visit to Celje Water Tower, then see the interesting displays at Celje Regional Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle.

To find out how to plan a trip to Celje, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Novo Mesto to Celje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Celje sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Žalec.
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Žalec — 5 nights

Occupying the shores of the Savinja River in central Slovenia, Zalec remains famous for its beer fountain, the first one in Europe.
Explore Žalec's surroundings by going to Slovenj Gradec (Hugo Wolf's Birth House, Church of St. Elizabeth, &more) and Velenje Beach (in Velenje). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Hell Cave, go deep underground at The Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia, delve into the distant past at Roman Necropolis, and explore the world behind art at Velenje Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Žalec day trip website.

Žalec is very close to Celje. In July in Žalec, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 60°F at night. On the 16th (Sat), you're off to home.
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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.
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