28 days in Slovenia Itinerary

28 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Koper
— 4 nights
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Ljubljana
— 8 nights
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 3 nights
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Bovec
— 5 nights
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Maribor
— 7 nights
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Koper — 4 nights

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
You'll get in some beach time at Portorož Beach and Svetilnik Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Strunjan Nature Reserve and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Škocjanski Zatok Nature Reserve, explore the historical opulence of Socerb Castle, and do a tasting at Vinakoper.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Koper trip itinerary builder.

Zagreb, Croatia to Koper is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ljubljana Old Town and Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cankarjevo Nabrežje and Old Town Centre of Radovljica. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Velika Planina (in Stahovica), Little Castle (in Kamnik) and Škofja Loka (Capuchin Church, Škofja Loka Castle, &more). Spend the 14th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, stroll through Natural Bathing Place Lajšt, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ljubljana online holiday planner.

You can drive from Koper to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Koper in July, things will get a bit cooler in Ljubljana: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.
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Bohinjsko Jezero — 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of St. Nicholas and Ukanc Military Cemetery. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Bohinj and Parasailing & Paragliding. There's lots more to do: stroll through Vogel, take in the dramatic scenery at Slap Grmečica, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Triglav, and relax and rejuvenate at Aquapark & Wellness - Vodni Park Bohinj.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bohinjsko Jezero holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Bohinjsko Jezero takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Bohinjsko Jezero, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Bovec.
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Bovec — 5 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Get some historical perspective at Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) and Ravelnik Open Air Museum. Get outdoors at Zipline and Boka Waterfall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bovec: Rateče (Planica Valley & Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline), Kranjska Gora (Vršič Pass, Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, &more) and Tolmin Castle (in Tolmin). Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Source of the Soča River, get engrossed in the history at Vipolže Villa, and admire the verdant scenery at Soča Valley.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bovec road trip tool.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Bovec, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Maribor.
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Maribor — 7 nights

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Get some cultural insight at Celje Castle and Water Tower. Your inner history buff will appreciate Franciscan Church and Žiče Charterhouse. Explore Maribor's surroundings by going to Celje (Celje Regional Museum & Celje Cathedral of Saint Daniel), Ptuj (Prešernova Street, Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God, &more) and Rogatec Open Air Museum (in Rogatec). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site, examine the collection at Old Vine House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lent, and do a tasting at Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Maribor online itinerary planner.

Getting from Bovec to Maribor by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Maribor are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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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.