28 days in Lower Carniola Region Itinerary

28 days in Lower Carniola Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lower Carniola Region trip planner
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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Brežice
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Brežice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Metlika
— 1 night
Drive
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Kočevje
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 21 nights
Shuttle to Zagreb, Fly to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Brežice — 3 nights

A small town near the Croat border, Brezice experienced a tumultuous history typical for diverse border settlements.
Venture out of the city with trips to Spas (in Šmarješke Toplice), Otočec Castle Park (in Otočec) and Sevnica Castle (in Sevnica). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Brežice Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Monastery, Head underground at Kostanjevica Cave, and take in the exciting artwork at Božidar Jakac Art Museum.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brežice online trip maker.

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India to Brežice is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Brežice is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in January, expect Brežice to be much colder, temps between 5°C and -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Metlika.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
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Metlika — 1 night

Metlika is a town and municipality in the southeastern Slovenia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at River Krupa Spring, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kolpa River, and then examine the collection at Bela Krajina Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Metlika trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brežice to Metlika takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kočevje.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
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Kočevje — 2 nights

Together with the Krokar primeval forest, which is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Kočevje Region makes for a truly mystical forest landscape.
On the 18th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at Terme Dolenjske Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Kočevje Regional Museum in Šeškov House, then delve into the lush surroundings at Krokar Primeval Forest, and then see the interesting displays at Public Institute Ribnica Handicraft Centre.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kočevje trip planner.

Traveling by car from Metlika to Kočevje takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Metlika in January, with highs in Kočevje at 10°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.
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Spas · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Ljubljana — 21 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Step out of Ljubljana with an excursion to Stična Abbey in Grosuplje--about 40 minutes away. Dedicate the 24th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 27th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, and stroll around Tivoli Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ljubljana trip website.

Getting from Kočevje to Ljubljana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kočevje in January; daily highs in Ljubljana reach 5°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
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Lower Carniola Region travel guide

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