31 days in Slovenia Itinerary

31 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Bohinjsko Jezero
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bovec
— 5 nights
Drive
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Koper
— 6 nights
Drive
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Maribor
— 6 nights
Shuttle
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Ljubljana
— 11 nights
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Bohinjsko Jezero — 2 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.
Visiting Lake Bohinj and Vogel will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Mount Triglav. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, and take in the awesome beauty at Planina Zajamniki.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Bohinjsko Jezero online trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Bohinjsko Jezero is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. May in Bohinjsko Jezero sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bovec.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Transportation
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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 Zipline. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Soča Valley and Vršič Pass. Explore Bovec's surroundings by going to Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin), Kranjska Gora (Ajdovska Deklica, Lake Jasna, &more) and Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) (in Volče). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Virje Waterfall, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty River Brewing, admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, and take a memorable drive along Mangart Saddle.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bovec road trip planning site.

Getting from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Koper.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure
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Koper — 6 nights

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Magical World of Shells Museum and Sečovlje Salina Nature Park. Get outdoors at Škocjan Caves and Šalet Tunnel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koper: Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje), Predjama Castle (in Postojna) and Military Museum Tabor (in Lokev). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, and enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Koper trip planner.

You can drive from Bovec to Koper in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bovec in May, things will get a bit warmer in Koper: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Maribor.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Maribor — 6 nights

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Visiting Pyramid Archaeological Site and Bike Park Pohorje will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ptuj Castle and Old Vine House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maribor: Celje (The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan, Celje Castle, &more), Ptuj (Prešernova Street, Orpheus Monument, &more) and Podčetrtek (Olimje Monastery & Spas). There's much more to do: have fun at Maribor City Park, stroll around Three Ponds, do a tasting at Dveri Pax Winery, and indulge your senses at Big Guy's Wine Tour.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Maribor day trip planning website.

You can drive from Koper to Maribor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Ljubljana.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries
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Ljubljana — 11 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore hidden gems such as Parasailing & Paragliding and Peričnik Falls. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Zipline. Venture out of the city with trips to Bled (Wine Tasting Bled, Bled Castle, &more), Zgornje Gorje (Vintgar Gorge & Church of St. George) and Pokljuka Gorge (in Krnica). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and contemplate the long history of Old Town Centre of Radovljica.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ljubljana trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.