35 days in Slovenia Itinerary

35 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ljubljana
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
1
Maribor
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kranjska Gora
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Nova Gorica
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Koper
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Ljubljana
— 11 nights
End: Ljubljana

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jeruzalem Church (in Ivanjkovci), Murska Sobota - Monument to Victims of War (in Murska Sobota) and Plečnik's Church (in Bogojina). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor, examine the collection at Ptuj Castle, learn about winemaking at Vinogradi Horvat, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden of University of Maribor.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Maribor trip app.

Ljubljana to Maribor is an approximately 1.5- hour shuttle ride. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Maribor are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Ptuj, Pegasus Statue, Spas, Green Gold Beer Fountain, Vino Valdhuber
Find places to stay May 7 — 12:
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Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor
Presernova street ©
Presernova street
Forma viva Ravne Steel Masterpieces ©
Forma viva Ravne Steel Masterpieces

5
nights
Kranjska Gora

A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Explore Kranjska Gora's surroundings by going to Peričnik Waterfall (in Mojstrana) and Bovec (Boka Waterfall, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass, appreciate the history behind Statue of Kekec, see the interesting displays at Slovenian Alpine Museum, and see the winter wonderland with Ski School Kekec - Day Adventures.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kranjska Gora driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Maribor to Kranjska Gora in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Maribor in May, expect nights in Kranjska Gora to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Bovec, Mojstrana
Find places to stay May 12 — 17:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Zipline
Vršič Pass ©
Vršič Pass

3
nights
Bohinjsko Jezero

Bohinjsko Jezero ©
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Explore Bohinjsko Jezero's surroundings by going to Mount Blegos (in Škofja Loka), Thirsty River Brewing (in Bovec) and The Source of Soca River (in Soča). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Triglav, get engrossed in the history at Oplen House Museum, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bohinjsko Jezero route builder.

Traveling by car from Kranjska Gora to Bohinjsko Jezero takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Bohinjsko Jezero, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mount Triglav, Mount Blegos, Oplen House Museum, Thirsty River Brewing, The Source of Soca River
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
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Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Mount Triglav ©
Mount Triglav
Oplen House Museum ©
Oplen House Museum

4
nights
Nova Gorica

Nova Gorica ©
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Get out of town with these interesting Nova Gorica side-trips: Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin), Kobarid (Kobarid Museum, Kozjak Waterfall, &more) and Soča Valley (in Bovec). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Magma X, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Reservoir Dogs brewery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Jewish Cemetery, and make a trip to Šmartno.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nova Gorica tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Nova Gorica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, Nova Gorica is a bit warmer than Bohinjsko Jezero - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Kobarid, Boris Lisjak Winery, Bjana, Wine Tours & Tastings, Ferrari Garden
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:
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Soča Valley ©
Soča Valley
Magma X ©
Magma X
Lepa Vida Boutique Winery ©
Lepa Vida Boutique Winery

6
nights
Koper

Koper ©
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koper: Military Museum Tabor (in Lokev), Pivka (Museo Militare Di Pivka & Pivka Park of Military History) and Predjama Castle (in Postojna). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, sample the fine beverages at Histria Botanica, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Koper trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Nova Gorica to Koper takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Koper sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Koper

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Piran, Portorož, Pivka, Military Museum Tabor, Strunjan Nature Reserve
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:
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Škocjan Caves ©
Škocjan Caves
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Tartini Square ©
Tartini Square

11
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Prešeren's Monument (in Kranj), Bled (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Ojstrica, &more) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, walk around Tivoli Park, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip builder app.

Drive from Koper to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Koper in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Ljubljana. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bled, Kranj, Postojna, Trzic Museum, Vintgar Gorge
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 10:
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Parasailing & Paragliding
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave

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