23 days in Slovenia Itinerary

23 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Salzburg
Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
Maribor
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
2
Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Stahovica
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Kobarid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Bovec
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Kranjska Gora
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Bled
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Paris

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Vine House and Lent - the Oldest Part of the City of Maribor. Popular historic sites such as Jeruzalem Church and Presernova street are in your itinerary. When in Maribor, make a side trip to see Zupnijska cerkev sv. Marije - Ptujskogorske Matere Bozje in Ptuj, approximately Ptuj away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. George, get a sense of history and politics at Rotovz Town Hall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plague Column.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Maribor trip planner.

Salzburg, Austria to Maribor is an approximately 3.5- hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ptuj, Jeruzalem Church
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Plague Column ©
Plague Column
Old Vine House ©
Old Vine House
Jeruzalem Church ©
Jeruzalem Church

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Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedral of St. Nicholas and St. George's Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cankarjevo Nabrežje and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Piran (Church of St. Bernardine & Krstilnica sv.Janeza Krstnika). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, make a trip to Mestni Trg, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and walk around Tivoli Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip planner.

Take a shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a train to Stahovica.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Piran
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Cankarjevo Nabrežje ©
Cankarjevo Nabrežje
Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Cathedral of St. Nicholas
St. George's Church
St. George's Church

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nights
Stahovica

Stahovica ©
Most visitors take a trip to Strahovica to access a popular hiking area, magical in all seasons.
Popular historic sites such as Roman Necropolis and Little Castle are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Velika Planina and Gradisko Lake. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Zaprice Castle, walk around Volčji Potok Arboretum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, and steep yourself in history at Hribar's Villa.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Stahovica planner.

Traveling by train from Ljubljana to Stahovica takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Stahovica are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kobarid.

Things to do in Stahovica

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kamnik, Cerklje, Roman Necropolis, Gradisko Lake, Volčji Potok Arboretum
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Velika Planina ©
Velika Planina
Little Castle ©
Little Castle
Zaprice Castle
Zaprice Castle

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Kobarid

Kobarid ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kobarid Museum and Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem). Step out of the city life by going to Kozjak Waterfall and Kosec Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge, hike along Slap Krampez, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary of the Assumption church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kobarid route planner.

Traveling by car from Stahovica to Kobarid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Bovec.

Things to do in Kobarid

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem), Tolmin Gorge
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Kozjak Waterfall ©
Kozjak Waterfall
Tolmin Gorge ©
Tolmin Gorge
Kobarid Museum ©
Kobarid Museum

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Bovec

Bovec ©
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Soča Valley and then admire the sheer force of Boka Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Thirsty River Brewing, take in the history at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, then don't miss a visit to Predil Pass, and finally take in breathtaking views at Virje Waterfall.

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Bovec online trip planner.

You can take a bus from Kobarid to Bovec in an hour. Another option is to drive. In August, daytime highs in Bovec are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries
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Soča Valley ©
Soča Valley
Virje Waterfall ©
Virje Waterfall
Boka Waterfall ©
Boka Waterfall

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Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora ©
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Planica Valley, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nadiza, and then explore the activities along Ledine Intermittent Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mojčin Dom na Vitrancu and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kranjska Gora trip planner.

You can drive from Bovec to Kranjska Gora in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Bled.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Planica Valley ©
Planica Valley
Mojčin Dom na Vitrancu ©
Mojčin Dom na Vitrancu
Nadiza ©
Nadiza

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Bled

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Escape the urban bustle at Vintgar Gorge and Mala Osojnica. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bled Castle and Bled Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bled: Bohinjsko Jezero (Church of St John the Baptist & Savica Waterfall). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Straza Bled, admire the sheer force of Iglica Waterfall, appreciate the history behind Colnar - Boatman, and stop by Zakladi Slovenije.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bled day trip planning app.

Traveling by bus from Kranjska Gora to Bled takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Bled are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bohinjsko Jezero, Vintgar Gorge
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Straza Bled ©
Straza Bled
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle