28 days in Slovenia Itinerary

28 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Koper
— 5 nights
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Ljubljana
— 4 nights
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Laško
— 3 nights
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Bovec
— 5 nights
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 5 nights
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Maribor
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Koper — 5 nights

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Get some cultural insight at St. George's Church and Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower. Step off the beaten path and head to Magical World of Shells Museum and Portorož Beach. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Muda Gate, do a tasting at Vinakoper, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Francis of Assisi, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Koper holiday planning tool.

Zagreb, Croatia to Koper is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive. In July in Koper, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana — 4 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 Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Cankarjevo Nabrežje. Old Town Centre of Radovljica and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Postojna Cave (in Postojna), Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum (in Idrija) and Škofja Loka (The Church Of Mary Immaculate & Škofja Loka Castle). Dedicate the 16th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: Head underground at Cross Cave, ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River.

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Traveling by car from Koper to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Koper in July, with highs in Ljubljana at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Laško.
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Laško — 3 nights

Nestled on the banks of the Savinja River, Lasko is both a spa town and home to the country's largest and most famous brewery.
Celje Castle and Raka Castle will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castle Brestanica and Arch-parochial Church of St. Martin. Step out of Laško with an excursion to Sevnica Castle in Sevnica--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Aškerčev Square, get engrossed in the history at Lasko Museum, make a trip to Celje Water Tower, and examine the collection at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Laško tour itinerary maker app.

Drive from Ljubljana to Laško in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vršič Pass and Planica Valley. Get out of town with these interesting Bovec side-trips: Tolmin (Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit & Tolmin Castle), Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) (in Volče) and Kranjska Gora (Zelenci Nature Reserve & Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the history at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, take a memorable drive along Mangart Saddle, and contemplate the waterfront views at Source of the Soča River.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bovec journey builder website.

You can drive from Laško to Bovec in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Laško in July, expect nights in Bovec to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.
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Bohinjsko Jezero — 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Church of St. Nicholas and Church of St. John the Baptist are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Bohinj and Savica Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Bohinjsko Jezero side-trips: Železniki Blast Furnace (in Železniki), Škofja Loka (Mount Blegoš & Beekeepers' Path) and The Karlov Mill (in Gorenja Vas). On the 25th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Triglav. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Vogel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bohinjsko Jezero day trip planner.

You can drive from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bohinjsko Jezero can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Maribor.
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Maribor — 5 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 Dveri Pax Winery and Jeruzalem Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Prešernova Street and Terme Ptuj. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maribor: Ptuj (Church of St. George & Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God), Plečnik's Church (in Bogojina) and Ljutomer (St. John the Baptist’s Church & Wine Tours & Tastings). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Vino Gaube, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plague Column, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lent.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Maribor online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Bohinjsko Jezero to Maribor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Wed).
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Slovenia travel guide

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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.
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