36 days in Slovenia Itinerary

36 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia travel planner

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Ljubljana
— 1 day
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Radovljica
— 2 nights
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 7 nights
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Maribor
— 8 nights
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Bled
— 3 nights
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Bovec
— 3 nights
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Tolmin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 3 nights
Drive
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Idrija
— 2 nights
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Žužemberk
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana

— 1 day
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Union Experience, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, then don't miss a visit to Mestni Trg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana online tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. May in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Radovljica.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:

Radovljica

— 2 nights
Radovljica is a medieval town right at the footsteps of the Julian Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get in on the excitement at Pool Complex Gorenjska Plaza, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Storžič, and then examine the collection at Trzic Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Old Town Centre of Radovljica, examine the collection at Nativity Museum (Muzej jaslic), then steep yourself in history at Kropa's Old Town, then stroll through Mount Blegoš, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of Hostages.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Radovljica tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Radovljica by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Radovljica sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Radovljica

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

Bohinjsko Jezero

— 7 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Bohinj and Parasailing & Paragliding. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of St. Nicholas and Franja Partisan Hospital. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bohinjsko Jezero: Alpine Botanical Garden Juliana (in Trenta), Source of the Soča River (in Soča) and Ski Centre Cerkno (in Cerkno). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, take a memorable ride with Vogel, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ukanc Military Cemetery, and get a taste of local nightlife at Bohinj Bowling.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bohinjsko Jezero trip planner.

Traveling by car from Radovljica to Bohinjsko Jezero takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bohinjsko Jezero are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Maribor.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 12:

Maribor

— 8 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 in touch with nature at Hell Cave and Mariborski Otok. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Žiče Charterhouse and Celje Cathedral of Saint Daniel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maribor: Celje (Celje Regional Museum & Lake Šmartno), Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God (in Ptuj) and Farm Firbas (in Cerkvenjak). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at Radgonske Gorice, learn about winemaking at Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plague Column, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Maribor road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bohinjsko Jezero to Maribor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Maribor sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Maribor

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 20:

Bled

— 3 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Katr's House, then examine the collection at Slovenian Alpine Museum, then admire the sheer force of Peričnik Falls, and finally stop by Galerija Mikame. On your second day here, tee off at Royal Bled Golf Course.

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Getting from Maribor to Bled by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Bled sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

Bovec

— 3 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Ravelnik Open Air Museum and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty River Brewing. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Nadiza, identify plant and animal life at Planica Valley, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bovec trip builder tool.

You can drive from Bled to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bovec can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tolmin.

Things to do in Bovec

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 26:

Tolmin

— 2 nights
At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Tolmin Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit, and then explore the world behind art at Tolmin Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, then get outside with Isonzo, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tolmin trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Tolmin takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bovec in May, expect Tolmin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 13°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Piran.

Things to do in Tolmin

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

Piran

— 3 nights
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 28th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Bernardine, shop like a local with Nika's Tiny House, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piran Minorite Monastery. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, learn about winemaking at Vinakoper, then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Maurus, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Piran trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Tolmin to Piran takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Idrija.

Things to do in Piran

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — 31:

Idrija

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): do a tasting at Winery Tilia Estate, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Daniel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Vipava River Spring, and finally go deep underground at Idrija Kamšt. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Hg Smeltery, contemplate the waterfront views at Wild Lake, then learn about all things military at Idrija War Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Gewerkenegg Castle.

To find out how to plan a trip to Idrija, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Piran to Idrija takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Piran in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Idrija, with lows of 9°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Žužemberk.

Things to do in Idrija

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

Žužemberk

— 2 nights
Žužemberk, is a town and a municipality in the Dinaric Alps of Slovenia, located south-east of the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kocevje Tourist Office. On the 2nd (Sun), get all the information you need at Kocevje Tourist Office.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Žužemberk trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Idrija to Žužemberk in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Žužemberk

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

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.