3 days in Dolenjska Itinerary

3 days in Dolenjska Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ljubljana
Drive:  1 h
Novo Mesto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Ljubljana

Novo Mesto

Novo Mesto ©
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Novo Mesto: Chateau de Zuzemberk (in Žužemberk), Land of Hayracks (in Šentrupert) and Šentjernej (Pleterje Charterhouse Monastery & Pleterje Open-Air Museum). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Otočec Castle Park, snap pictures at Kandija Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Main Square, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Novo Mesto travel route planner.

Ljubljana to Novo Mesto is an approximately 1- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Novo Mesto

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Šentjernej, Chateau de Zuzemberk, Land of Hayracks, Spas
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Otočec Castle Park ©
Otočec Castle Park
Novo Mesto Cathedral
Novo Mesto Cathedral
Museum of Dolenjska ©
Museum of Dolenjska