25 days in Slovenia Itinerary

25 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Piran
— 5 nights
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Ljubljana
— 3 nights
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Bovec
— 4 nights
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
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Bled
— 2 nights
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Celje
— 2 nights
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Ptuj
— 2 nights
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Maribor
— 4 nights
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Piran — 5 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. George's Church and Svetilnik Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Magical World of Shells Museum and Socerb Castle. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Portorož Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marija Snežne Church, contemplate the long history of First of May Square, and look for all kinds of wild species at Strunjan Nature Reserve.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Piran online holiday planner.

Rijeka, Croatia to Piran is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from Rijeka in July, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Piran. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.
Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks
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Find places to stay Jul 11 — 16:

Ljubljana — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cankarjevo Nabrežje and National Museum of Contemporary History. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Škofja Loka (Špital and the Špital Church of Our Lady of Sorrows & Škofja Loka Castle). Dedicate the 18th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town and take in the views from Triple Bridge.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Ljubljana vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Piran to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Piran in July; daily highs in Ljubljana reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bovec.
Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Bovec — 4 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) and Tolmin Castle will appeal to history buffs. Klet Brda and Ravelnik Open Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Solkan Bridge (in Solkan), Dobrovo (Vinoteka Brda & Vipolže Villa) and Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit (in Tolmin). Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll around Sabotin Park Miru, don't miss a visit to Šmartno, and sample the tasty concoctions at Thirsty River Brewing.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bovec vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Bovec takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Adventure
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Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

Bohinjsko Jezero — 2 nights

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 24th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Ukanc Military Cemetery, take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Gorge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Aquapark & Wellness - Vodni Park Bohinj.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bohinjsko Jezero sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Bohinjsko Jezero, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.
Spas · Adventure · Parks · Tours
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Bled — 2 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, hike along Vintgar Gorge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Andrew, and finally take some stellar pictures from Ojstrica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Pungert, then take an in-depth tour of Khislstein Castle, and then explore the historical opulence of Brdo Castle.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bled trip planner.

Bled is just a stone's throw from Bohinjsko Jezero. In July in Bled, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Celje.
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Celje — 2 nights

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 27th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Virgin Mary's Assumption Church, then see the interesting displays at Celje Regional Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan, and finally make a trip to Celje Water Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. George, indulge your senses at Zlati Grič Wine Cellar, then examine the collection at Villa Svitanje, and finally explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle.

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Traveling by car from Bled to Celje takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Celje can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ptuj.
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Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Ptuj — 2 nights

A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Ptuj Castle, contemplate the long history of Terme Ptuj, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. George. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Jeruzalem Church, learn about winemaking at Wineries & Vineyards, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist’s Church, then see the interesting displays at Krapje Beekeeping Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Orpheus Monument.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ptuj trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Celje to Ptuj in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Maribor.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours
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Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Slovenska Bistrica Castle and Murska Sobota Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Vine House and Vulkanija Adventure Park. Step out of Maribor with an excursion to Plečnik's Church in Bogojina--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Dveri Pax Winery, awaken your taste buds at Big Guy's Wine Tour, see the interesting displays at Museum of National Liberation, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lent.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Maribor trip planner.

Drive from Ptuj to Maribor in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Maribor sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 4th (Thu), you're off to home.
Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Spas
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Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:

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.