36 days in Slovenia Itinerary

36 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Bohinjsko Jezero
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bovec
— 6 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 6 nights
Drive
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Maribor
— 7 nights
Shuttle
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Ljubljana
— 10 nights
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Bohinjsko Jezero — 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Bohinj and Bohinj Bowling. Get out of town with these interesting Bohinjsko Jezero side-trips: Royal Bled Golf Course (in Lesce), Katr's House (in Dovje) and Martuljek Waterfalls (in Gozd Martuljek). There's still lots to do: take a memorable ride with Vogel, Head underground at Pokljuka Gorge, don't miss a visit to Monument To Four Courageous Men, and get in on the family fun at Golden Horn Fairyland.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bohinjsko Jezero tour itinerary website.

Toronto, Canada to Bohinjsko Jezero is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Bohinjsko Jezero due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bovec.
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Bovec — 6 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kozjak Waterfall and Lake Jasna. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bovec: Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline (in Rateče), Kranjska Gora (Vršič Pass, The Russian Chapel, &more) and Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin). The adventure continues: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary of the Assumption church, make a trip to Fort Hermann, and sample the tasty concoctions at Thirsty River Brewing.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bovec route planning tool.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Bovec, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Piran.
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Piran — 6 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fonda Fish Farm and Tartini Square. Explore Piran's surroundings by going to Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity (in Hrastovlje), Divača Cave (in Divača) and Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Walls of Piran, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, admire the landmark architecture of Benečanka Venetian House, and tour the water at your own pace with Rent a Boat Portoroz.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Piran trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Bovec to Piran in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bovec in November: high temperatures in Piran hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Pyramid Archaeological Site and Old Vine House. Explore Maribor's surroundings by going to Green Gold Beer Fountain (in Žalec), Church of St. Elizabeth (in Slovenj Gradec) and Celje (Celje Castle & City Park). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Forma viva Ravne Steel Masterpieces, stop by Vino Valdhuber, awaken your taste buds at Winery Marof, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden of University of Maribor.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Maribor itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Piran to Maribor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Piran in December, expect Maribor to be a bit cooler, temps between 7°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana — 10 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Union Experience and Tivoli Park. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Lake Bloke (in Nova Vas), Cross Cave (in Grahovo) and Cerknica Lake (in Cerknica). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Ljubljana Central Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and make a trip to Mestni Trg.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana route maker tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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.
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