38 days in Slovenia Itinerary

38 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia tour planner
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Ljubljana
— 10 nights
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Lendava
— 1 day
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Ljutomer
— 1 night
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Murska Sobota
— 1 night
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Maribor
— 5 nights
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 3 nights
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Kranjska Gora
— 3 nights
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Kobarid
— 3 nights
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Koper
— 3 nights
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10
Ptuj
— 3 nights
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Cerkvenjak
— 2 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Sydney

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ljubljana Old Town and Triple Bridge. Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Postojna Cave (in Postojna) and Noordung Centre (in Vitanje). Dedicate the 4th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip itinerary maker tool.

Sydney, Australia to Ljubljana is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lendava.
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Lendava — 1 day

A small town with big appeal, Lendava features a number of important buildings, including the monumental theater designed by a Hungarian architect.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Synagogue Lendava, then explore the world behind art at Lendava Castle, and then take in panoramic vistas at Vinarium Tower.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lendava trip planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Lendava in 2.5 hours. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ljutomer.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Ljutomer — 1 night

Ljutomer is a town in northeastern Slovenia, some 40 km east of Maribor. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Krapje Beekeeping Museum, steep yourself in history at Grandmother's Mill, then learn about winemaking at Wineries & Vineyards, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jeruzalem Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist’s Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ljutomer trip planner.

Ljutomer is very close to Lendava. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Murska Sobota.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

Murska Sobota — 1 night

Murska Sobota features that distinctive charm of a small town in picturesque Central Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Galerija Murska Sobota, make a trip to Culture Square, admire the natural beauty at Tropical Garden Slovenia, examine the collection at Murska Sobota Regional Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Victory, and finally don't miss a visit to Muse Erato.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Murska Sobota trip planner.

Murska Sobota is just a short distance from Ljutomer. September in Murska Sobota sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Maribor.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Maribor — 5 nights

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Kids will enjoy Velenje Beach and Thermal Park Aquluna. Explore Maribor's surroundings by going to Green Gold Beer Fountain (in Žalec), Spas (in Podčetrtek) and Celje (Celje Castle, Lake Šmartno, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Old Vine House, pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Pekrska Gorca, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden of University of Maribor.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Maribor itinerary website.

You can drive from Murska Sobota to Maribor in an hour. September in Maribor sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.
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Bohinjsko Jezero — 3 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.
Attractions like Lake Bohinj and Natural Bathing Place Lajšt make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Bohinjsko Jezero: Idrija Municipal Museum (in Idrija) and Franja Partisan Hospital (in Cerkno). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Vogel, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, make a trip to Monument To Four Courageous Men, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bohinjsko Jezero itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Bohinjsko Jezero takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Maribor in September, you will find days in Bohinjsko Jezero are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kranjska Gora.
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Kranjska Gora — 3 nights

A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Attractions like Vršič Pass and Nadiza make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Kranjska Gora to go to Mojstrana and see Peričnik Falls, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jasna, take in the dramatic scenery at Martuljek Waterfalls, don't miss a visit to The Russian Chapel, and make a splash at Aqua Larix.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kranjska Gora trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Bohinjsko Jezero to Kranjska Gora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Kranjska Gora sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kobarid.
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Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Kobarid — 3 nights

At the very heart of picturesque Soca Valley, Kobarid delivers some of the most stunning views of Slovenia's highest peaks, as well as a chance to enjoy some exciting alpine rivers.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Soča Valley and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore Kobarid's surroundings by going to Bovec (River Rafting & Tubing & Virje Waterfall). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Isonzo, steep yourself in history at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, take in the views from Bridge of Napoleon, and make a trip to Italian Charnel House.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kobarid journey maker app.

Drive from Kranjska Gora to Kobarid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kobarid are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Koper.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Koper — 3 nights

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Bring the kids along to Magical World of Shells Museum and Koper Regional Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Predjama Castle in Postojna (about 54 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, take in the exciting artwork at Loza Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, and kick back and relax at Portorož Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Koper tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kobarid to Koper in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kobarid in September, things will get a bit warmer in Koper: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Ptuj.
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Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:

Ptuj — 3 nights

A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Kids will enjoy Brežice Castle and Planetarium in Sfericni Kino Astroport 360. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ptuj: Castles (in Čatež ob Savi), Witch House - Land of Fairy Tales and Imagination (in Podčetrtek) and Na Jasi (in Brežice). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Prešernova Street, see the interesting displays at Rogatec Open Air Museum, appreciate the history behind Sveti Florijan Statue, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sv. Roka.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Ptuj tour builder.

Traveling by car from Koper to Ptuj takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Koper in October, with highs in Ptuj at 19°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cerkvenjak.
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Cerkvenjak — 2 nights

Located in northeastern Slovenia, Cerkvenjak appeals to travelers with its countryside charm.
On the 5th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sikalu ZOO.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cerkvenjak trip planner.

Cerkvenjak is just a stone's throw from Ptuj. In October, daily temperatures in Cerkvenjak can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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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