26 days in Slovenia Itinerary

26 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Ljubljana
— 8 nights
Shuttle
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Maribor
— 4 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Kobarid
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kranjska Gora
— 4 nights
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Ljubljana

— 8 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get some cultural insight at Ljubljana Old Town and Old Town Centre of Radovljica. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Cerkev sv. Radegunde na Bregu (in Žirovnica), Bled (St. Martin's Parish Church, Bled Castle, &more) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, wander the streets of Metelkova, Head underground at Postojna Cave, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ljubljana journey planner.

Manchester, UK to Ljubljana is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Ljubljana. In September, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Pyramid Archaeological Site and Velenje Beach. Bring the kids along to Celje Castle and Spas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maribor: Rogatec Open Air Museum (in Rogatec), Olimje Monastery (in Podčetrtek) and Ptuj (Ptuj Castle, Prešernova Street, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Old Vine House, admire the local landmark of Green Gold Beer Fountain, and get to know the fascinating history of Lent.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Maribor day trip website.

Getting from Ljubljana to Maribor by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Maribor, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:

Piran

— 4 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. George's Church and Church of St. Francis of Assisi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower and Strunjan Nature Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Piran side-trips: Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan) and Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity (in Hrastovlje). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Magical World of Shells Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Bernardine, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Svetilnik Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Piran route app.

You can drive from Maribor to Piran in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Maribor in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in Piran. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kobarid.

Things to do in Piran

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:

Kobarid

— 3 nights
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.
Kobarid Museum and Ravelnik Open Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kozjak Waterfall and Tolmin Gorge. Change things up with these side-trips from Kobarid: Bovec (Kayaking & Canoeing & Virje Waterfall). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Soča Valley, contemplate the long history of Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem), admire the sheer force of Boka Waterfall, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kobarid trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Piran to Kobarid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Piran in October; daily highs in Kobarid reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Kobarid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

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 11th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall, then catch a ride on Vogel, and finally explore the activities along Lake Bohinj. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): get the adrenaline pumping with Hike&Bike Slovenia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bathing Place Lajšt.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bohinjsko Jezero trip site.

You can drive from Kobarid to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2 hours. In October in Bohinjsko Jezero, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

Kranjska Gora

— 4 nights
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Katr's House and Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Vršič Pass and Zgornjesavska Valley. Take a break from Kranjska Gora with a short trip to Peričnik Falls in Mojstrana, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Russian Chapel, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mojčin Dom na Vitrancu, glide through natural beauty at Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Smučarska Šola ASK Kranjska Gora.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kranjska Gora attractions planner.

Getting from Bohinjsko Jezero to Kranjska Gora by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kranjska Gora can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 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.