26 days in Slovenia Itinerary

26 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia vacation planner

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Kranj
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Kranj
— 5 nights
Drive
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Izola
— 8 nights
Drive
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Novo Mesto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Maribor
— 6 nights
Drive
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Stahovica
— 2 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Krasnoyarsk

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Kranj

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kranj: Franja Partisan Hospital (in Cerkno), Church of St. Nicholas (in Spodnja Sorica) and Kobarid (Bridge of Napoleon, Kozjak Waterfall, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Old Town Centre of Radovljica, admire the local landmark of Plečnik's Arcade & Fountain, don't miss a visit to Tunnels Under Old Kranj, and take in the awesome beauty at Storžič.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kranj visit planning site.

Krasnoyarsk, Russia to Kranj is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Krasnoyarsk to Kranj. In August, daily temperatures in Kranj can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Izola.

Things to do in Kranj

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:

Izola

— 8 nights
Located on the Adriatic coast, the old fishing town of Izola draws travelers with the enticing atmosphere of its Mediterranean streets.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Izola: Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park (in Rakek), Lipica Stud Farm (in Lipica) and Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and kick back and relax at Portorož Beach.

Discover how to plan a Izola trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kranj to Izola in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Izola when traveling from Kranj in August, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Novo Mesto.

Things to do in Izola

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — Sep 2:

Novo Mesto

— 4 nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Novo Mesto: Mayor's Cave (in Grosuplje), Public Institute Ribnica Handicraft Centre (in Ribnica) and Pleterje Open-Air Museum (in Šentjernej). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Otočec Castle Park, step into the grandiose world of Bogenšperk Castle, explore the fascinating underground world of Kostanjevica Cave, and admire the masterpieces at Božidar Jakac Art Museum.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Novo Mesto tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Izola to Novo Mesto by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Izola in September, with highs in Novo Mesto at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Novo Mesto

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

Maribor

— 6 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maribor: Mozirski Gaj Gardens (in Mozirje), Celje (Celje Regional Museum & Celje Castle) and Green Gold Beer Fountain (in Žalec). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor, pause for some photo ops at Plague Column, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maribor Cathedral, and explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Maribor online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Novo Mesto to Maribor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Stahovica.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 12:

Stahovica

— 2 nights
Most visitors take a trip to Strahovica to access a popular hiking area, magical in all seasons.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): tee off at Golf Arboretum, walk around Volčji Potok Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Velika Planina, and finally see the interesting displays at Preskar Museum. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Gradisko Lake, fly down the slopes at Krvavec, and then explore the activities along Kamniška Bistrica Valley.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Stahovica trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Maribor to Stahovica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stahovica

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

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.