36 days in Slovenia Itinerary

36 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Venice, Bus to Šempeter pri Gorici, Šempeter/Gorici, Bus to Bovec
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Bovec
— 7 nights
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Portorož
— 7 nights
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Maribor
— 7 nights
Shuttle
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Ljubljana
— 13 nights
Shuttle to Venice, Fly to Montreal

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Bovec — 7 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bovec: Gonjače Viewing Tower (in Kojsko), Kranjska Gora (Kranjska Gora Bike Park, Casino Korona, &more) and Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, make a trip to Predil Pass, appreciate the history behind Statue of Simon Gregorcic, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bovec visit planning site.

Montreal, Canada to Bovec is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Portorož.
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Portorož — 7 nights

A resort town on the country's scenic Adriatic coastline, Portoroz offers many spas with all kinds of therapeutic treatments, many based on the brine and mud from the area's salt pans.
We've included these beaches for you: Strunjan Nature Reserve and Portorož Beach. Head to Park Center Koper and Tartini's Housefor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity (in Hrastovlje), Divača Cave (in Divača) and Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Svetilnik Beach, don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, and take a tour by water with Rent a Boat Bernardin.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Portorož road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Portorož takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bovec in November; daily highs in Portorož reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Maribor.
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Maribor — 7 nights

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Maribor side-trips: Jeruzalem Church (in Ivanjkovci), Farm Firbas (in Cerkvenjak) and Vinarium Tower (in Lendava). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, Head underground at Hell Cave, stroll around Three Ponds, and examine the collection at Maribor Regional Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Maribor trip builder tool.

You can drive from Portorož to Maribor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Portorož in December, things will get little chillier in Maribor: highs are around 7°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana — 13 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ljubljana Central Market and Shopping Center Citypark. Venture out of the city with trips to Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje), Bled (Lake Bled, Beekeeping Ambrožič, &more) and Postojna (Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle). Dedicate the 20th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, look for gifts at Galerija Emporium, explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, and snap pictures at Dragon Bridge.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana visit planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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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.
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