26 days in Slovenia Itinerary

26 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Postojna
— 2 nights
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Piran
— 2 nights
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Škocjan
— 1 night
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Škofja Loka
— 1 night
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Kranj
— 2 nights
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Mojstrana
— 1 night
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Kranjska Gora
— 2 nights
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Bovec
— 3 nights
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
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Bled
— 3 nights
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Solčava
— 1 night
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Celje
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana
— 3 nights
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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.
Predjama Castle and Snežnik Castle will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Cross Cave and Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum (in Idrija) and Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity (in Hrastovlje). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Cerknica Lake, Head underground at Planina Cave, and stop by Guštarna.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Postojna attractions planner.

Bilbao, Spain to Postojna is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bilbao in August, Postojna is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Piran.

Things to do in Postojna

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Piran

— 2 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 4th (Wed), walk around Strunjan Nature Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Friary, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of the Virgin Mary of the Rosary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally admire the striking features of Sodna palaca. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Škocjanski Zatok Nature Reserve, explore the engaging exhibits at Magical World of Shells Museum, make a trip to Tartini Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piran Minorite Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Piran road trip app.

Drive from Postojna to Piran in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Postojna in August, Piran is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Škocjan.

Things to do in Piran

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Škocjan

— 1 night
Most people visit Skocjan to tour the famed caves, one of Slovenia's top attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): Head underground at Škocjan Caves.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Škocjan route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Piran to Škocjan takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Škofja Loka.

Things to do in Škocjan

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:
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Škofja Loka

— 1 night
Skofja Loka works great as a starting point for explorations into the Julian Alps, very near the country's capital Ljubljana.
On the 7th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jacob Church, pause for some photo ops at Marian and Holy Trinity Columns, explore the galleries of Škofja Loka Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Annunciation of Mary, and finally hike along Mount Blegoš.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Škofja Loka itinerary planner.

Drive from Škocjan to Škofja Loka in 1.5 hours. August in Škofja Loka sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kranj.

Things to do in Škofja Loka

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Kranj

— 2 nights
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 8th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Primoz Church, then appreciate the history behind Franja Partisan Hospital, and then delve into the distant past at Divje Babe Archaeological Park. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Brdo Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Velika Planina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Castle.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kranj trip itinerary maker tool.

Kranj is just a short distance from Škofja Loka. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Mojstrana.

Things to do in Kranj

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Mojstrana

— 1 night
Take a trip to Mojstrana to use the town as a convenient base for explorations into the Julian Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Katr's House, then examine the collection at Slovenian Alpine Museum, then admire the sheer force of Peričnik Falls, and finally see the interesting displays at Pocar Farm.

Plan a Mojstrana trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Mojstrana is just a stone's throw from Kranj. In August, daily temperatures in Mojstrana can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Mojstrana

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Kranjska Gora

— 2 nights
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 11th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline, look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Planica Valley, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nadiza, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mojčin Dom na Vitrancu.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kranjska Gora online travel planner.

Kranjska Gora is just a short distance from Mojstrana. In August, daytime highs in Kranjska Gora are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Bovec

— 3 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Popular historic sites such as Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) and Tolmin Castle are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Soča Valley. Explore Bovec's surroundings by going to Tolmin (Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit & Tolmin Gorge). Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, trek along Krampež Waterfall, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bovec trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Kranjska Gora to Bovec takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bovec

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

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 16th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall, then find something for the whole family at Golden Horn Fairyland, then take in the awesome beauty at Vogel, and finally explore the activities along Lake Bohinj. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Planina Zajamniki, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bohinjsko Jezero tour planner.

Drive from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Bohinjsko Jezero, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Transportation

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Bled

— 3 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Popular historic sites such as Bled Castle and Bled Island are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Vintgar Gorge and Zipline. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's still lots to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, Head underground at Pokljuka Gorge, and get great views at Mala Osojnica.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bled online vacation builder.

Bled is just a stone's throw from Bohinjsko Jezero. In August in Bled, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Solčava.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Solčava

— 1 night
Visit Solcava to discover a region near the Austrian border where a drive down a panoramic road delivers some of the best views in Europe.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Mary of the Snow, then take in the dramatic scenery at Logar Valley Landscape Park, and then admire the sheer force of Rinka Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Solčava trip planner.

You can drive from Bled to Solčava in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Solčava, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Celje.

Things to do in Solčava

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Slovenska Bistrica Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God, then contemplate the long history of Parish Church of St. George, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Žiče Charterhouse. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olimje Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sv. Roka, then view the masterpieces at Gallery of Contemporary Art, then steep yourself in history at Prince's Palace, and finally explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Celje sightseeing planner.

Drive from Solčava to Celje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Celje can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Celje

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

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 outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ljubljanica River. Ljubljana Castle and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Ljubljana Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, take in the views from Triple Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Michael.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana route planning tool.

You can drive from Celje to Ljubljana in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:

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.