31 days in Slovenia Itinerary

31 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Maribor
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Maribor
— 4 nights
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Ljubljana
— 6 nights
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Piran
— 4 nights
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Nova Gorica
— 4 nights
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Bovec
— 5 nights
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Bled
— 7 nights
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Maribor

— 4 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maribor: Celje (War and Peace Memorial, City Park, &more), Ptuj Castle (in Ptuj) and Lovrenc Lakes (in Zreče). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Vetrinjski dvor, appreciate the history behind Pegasus Statue, walk around Three Ponds, and make a trip to Lutkovno gledalisce Maribor.

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Detroit, USA to Maribor is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Maribor due to the time zone difference. May in Maribor sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the shuttle to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks · Nature · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Ljubljana

— 6 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Postojna (Predjama Castle & Planina Cave) and Ecomuseum of the Seasonal Lakes of Pivka (in Pivka). Spend the 8th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: visit Ljubljana Old Town, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, take a stroll through Metelkova, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River.

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Take a shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 11:

Piran

— 4 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Piran: Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan) and Hrastovlje (Chiesetta Romanica Con Danza Macabra & Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Magical World of Shells Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, don't miss a visit to Port Piran, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of the Virgin Mary of the Rosary.

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You can drive from Ljubljana to Piran in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in May, Piran is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

Nova Gorica

— 4 nights
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nova Gorica: Ferrari Garden (in Štanjel), Winery Tilia Estate (in Dobravlje) and Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje). There's much more to do: get outside with Magma X, enjoy breathtaking views from Gonjače Viewing Tower, make a trip to Šmartno, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Gallus Craft & Draft Beer Bar.

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Traveling by car from Piran to Nova Gorica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 19:

Bovec

— 5 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bovec: Mount Triglav (in Mojstrana), Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) (in Volče) and Tolmin (Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit & Tolmin Castle on Kozlov Rob). There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty River Brewing.

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You can drive from Nova Gorica to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nova Gorica in May, with highs in Bovec at 64°F and lows at 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 24:

Bled

— 7 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana), Oplen House Museum (in Srednja vas v Bohinju) and Bohinjsko Jezero (Vogel, Lake Bohinj, &more). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Vintgar Gorge, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle.

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You can drive from Bovec to Bled in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 31:

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.