31 days in Slovenia Itinerary

31 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
1
Maribor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Škofja Loka
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
3
Bled
— 3 nights
Bus:  45 min
4
Kranjska Gora
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Bovec
— 1 night
Bus:  45 min
6
Kobarid
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
7
Tolmin
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
8
Dobrovo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Piran
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
10
Hrastovlje
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
11
Postojna
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
12
Predjama
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
13
Cerknica
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
14
Idrija
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
15
Ljubljana
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
16
Ptuj
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Maribor

Maribor ©
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Farm Firbas, then do a tasting at Ramsak Winery, then learn about winemaking at Vinogradi Horvat, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Plečnik's Church, then learn about winemaking at Dveri Pax Winery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden of University of Maribor, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lent - the Oldest Part of the City of Maribor.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Maribor day trip tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Maribor is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in May: highs in Maribor hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Škofja Loka.

Things to do in Maribor

Wineries Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Dveri Pax Winery, Farm Firbas, Plečnik's Church
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Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor
Vinogradi Horvat ©
Vinogradi Horvat
Dveri Pax Winery ©
Dveri Pax Winery

1
night
Škofja Loka

Škofja Loka ©
Skofja Loka works great as a starting point for explorations into the Julian Alps, very near the country's capital Ljubljana.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Brdo Castle, look for gifts at Atelje Skulj - Pottery Studio, then make a trip to Tunnels Under Old Kranj, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Kancijan Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Marian and Holy Trinity Columns.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Škofja Loka day trip planner.

Drive from Maribor to Škofja Loka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bled.

Things to do in Škofja Loka

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kranj
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Brdo Castle ©
Brdo Castle
Tunnels Under Old Kranj ©
Tunnels Under Old Kranj
Atelje Skulj - Pottery Studio ©
Atelje Skulj - Pottery Studio

3
nights
Bled

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
When in Bled, make a side trip to see Lake Bohinj in Bohinjsko Jezero, approximately Bohinjsko Jezero away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Viševnik, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, and take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bled trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Škofja Loka to Bled takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bled are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Bohinj, Vintgar Gorge
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

2
nights
Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora ©
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Three Country Border, admire the sheer force of Peričnik Waterfall, then appreciate the history behind Statue of Kekec, and finally identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Tromeja -Triple border, don't miss a visit to Prisank Mountain Window, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mojčin Dom na Vitrancu.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kranjska Gora trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Bled to Kranjska Gora takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Kranjska Gora can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Peričnik Waterfall
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Peričnik Waterfall ©
Peričnik Waterfall
Vršič Pass ©
Vršič Pass
Mojčin Dom na Vitrancu ©
Mojčin Dom na Vitrancu

1
night
Bovec

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 10th (Sun), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Thirsty River Brewing.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bovec tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Kranjska Gora to Bovec by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bovec can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Kobarid.

Things to do in Bovec

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Zipline
Thirsty River Brewing ©
Thirsty River Brewing

1
night
Kobarid

Kobarid ©
At the very heart of picturesque Soca Valley, Kobarid delivers some of the most stunning views of Slovenia's highest peaks, as well as a chance to enjoy some exciting alpine rivers.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll through Slap Krampez, then make a trip to Italian Charnel House, then examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Kobarid tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Bovec to Kobarid takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Kobarid sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Tolmin.

Things to do in Kobarid

Parks Nature Museums
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Kozjak Waterfall ©
Kozjak Waterfall
Kobarid Museum ©
Kobarid Museum
Italian Charnel House
Italian Charnel House

1
night
Tolmin

Tolmin ©
At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
On the 12th (Tue), take in the views from Kanal Bridge, steep yourself in history at Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem), then delve into the distant past at Kozlov Rob, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tolmin day trip site.

Tolmin is just a stone's throw from Kobarid. Traveling from Kobarid in May, expect Tolmin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dobrovo.

Things to do in Tolmin

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kanal Bridge, Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem)
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Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) ©
Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem)
Tolmin Gorge ©
Tolmin Gorge
Kozlov Rob ©
Kozlov Rob

2
nights
Dobrovo

Dobrovo ©
Near the Italian border, Dobrovo remains a small settlement in a region known for its hilly orchards, vineyards, and olive groves.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Bjana, then stroll around Razgledni stolp Gonjače, then do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, and finally head outdoors with Magma X. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): do a tasting at Winery Tilia Estate, then sample the tasty concoctions at Reservoir Dogs brewery, then make a trip to Šmartno, and finally do a tasting at Weinkeller Goriska Brda.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Dobrovo online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Tolmin to Dobrovo by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dobrovo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Piran.

Things to do in Dobrovo

Wineries Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Nova Gorica, Kojsko, Winery Tilia Estate
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Lepa Vida Boutique Winery ©
Lepa Vida Boutique Winery
Weinkeller Goriska Brda ©
Weinkeller Goriska Brda
Reservoir Dogs brewery ©
Reservoir Dogs brewery

2
nights
Piran

Piran ©
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Histria Botanica, then put a fun spin on your tour with Creative Ways, then engage your brain at Magical World of Shells Museum, and finally make a trip to Tartini Square. On the next day, admire the striking features of Sodna palaca, don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran, stroll around Park Pietro Coppo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Friary, and finally relax in the rural setting at Fonda Fish Farm.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Piran tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dobrovo to Piran in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Piran can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hrastovlje.

Things to do in Piran

Classes Breweries & Distilleries Fun & Games

Side Trips

Koper, Park Pietro Coppo, Fonda Fish Farm
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Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum
Tartini Square ©
Tartini Square
Walls of Piran ©
Walls of Piran

1
night
Hrastovlje

Hrastovlje ©
Enveloped in the picturesque landscape of the surrounding hills and green plaines, Hristovlje proves to be one of the most captivating excursions in southwestern Slovenia.
On the 17th (Sun), have some family-friendly fun at Campi Di Paintball A Materia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, and then don't miss a visit to Chiesetta Romanica Con Danza Macabra.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Hrastovlje trip maker.

Traveling by car from Piran to Hrastovlje takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Postojna.

Things to do in Hrastovlje

Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Campi Di Paintball A Materia
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Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity ©
Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity
Chiesetta Romanica Con Danza Macabra ©
Chiesetta Romanica Con Danza Macabra
Campi Di Paintball A Materia ©
Campi Di Paintball A Materia

2
nights
Postojna

Postojna ©
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): Head underground at Postojna Cave, step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, and then Head underground at Škocjan Caves. On your second day here, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then learn about winemaking at Boris Lisjak Winery, then Head underground at Planina Cave, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Creative Ways Escape Adventure.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Postojna attractions planning tool.

Drive from Hrastovlje to Postojna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Hrastovlje in May, Postojna is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Predjama.

Things to do in Postojna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Boris Lisjak Winery, Škocjan Caves
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Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Škocjan Caves ©
Škocjan Caves

1
night
Predjama

Predjama ©
Predjama is a small settlement in the Municipality of Postojna in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.LandmarksCastlePredjama Castle, a Renaissance castle and a major tourist attraction in Slovenia, is located at the mouth of a cave just above the settlement.ChurchOur Lady of Sorows Church in the settlement is a chapel of ease of the Parish of Studeno. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nanos Plateau and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Predjama trip planner.

Predjama is just a short distance from Postojna. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Cerknica.

Things to do in Predjama

Outdoors Nature Trails

Side Trip

Nanos Plateau
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Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje ©
Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje

1
night
Cerknica

Cerknica ©
Cerknica invites travelers to explore the natural treasures of Slovenia's countryside.
On the 21st (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Slivnica, then don't miss a visit to Lake Bloke, then explore the fascinating underground world of Krizna Jama Cave, and finally explore the activities along Cerknica Lake.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cerknica trip planner.

Drive from Predjama to Cerknica in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Cerknica are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Idrija.

Things to do in Cerknica

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Krizna Jama Cave, Lake Bloke
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Cerknica Lake ©
Cerknica Lake
Krizna Jama Cave ©
Krizna Jama Cave
Slivnica ©
Slivnica

1
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Idrija

Idrija ©
While on holiday in Idrija, you'll be able to see a World Heritage Site featuring one of the largest mercury mines in the entire world.
On the 22nd (Fri), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Idrija Kamst, steep yourself in history at Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Gewerkenegg Castle, then see the interesting displays at Idrija Municipal Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Franja Partisan Hospital.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Idrija trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cerknica to Idrija takes an hour. In May in Idrija, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Idrija

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Franja Partisan Hospital
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Franja Partisan Hospital ©
Franja Partisan Hospital
Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum ©
Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum
Idrija Municipal Museum ©
Idrija Municipal Museum

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nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
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 Human Fish Brewery in Vrhnika--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Ljubljana Old Town, stroll around Tivoli Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and explore the activities along Ljubljanica River.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana day trip website.

Traveling by car from Idrija to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ptuj.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Human Fish Brewery
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Ljubljana Castle ©
Ljubljana Castle
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Ptuj

Ptuj ©
A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Orpheus Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of Presernova street, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zupnijska cerkev sv. Marije - Ptujskogorske Matere Bozje, then walk around Mestni park, and finally pause for some photo ops at War and Peace Memorial. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist’s Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Jeruzalem Church, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Ptuj City Tower.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ptuj trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Ptuj in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Ptuj can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ptuj

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Celje, Ljutomer, Jeruzalem Church
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Presernova street ©
Presernova street
Mestni park ©
Mestni park

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