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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Ptuj
— 3 nights
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Cerkvenjak
— 2 nights
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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 Tivoli Park. 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. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Triple Bridge, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and take a stroll through Metelkova.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana online itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Ljubljana is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Ljubljana. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Lendava.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 11:

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 travel to Ljutomer.

Things to do in Lendava

Museums · Shopping
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 travel to Murska Sobota.

Things to do in Ljutomer

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

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.

Things to do in Murska Sobota

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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 Botanical Garden of University of Maribor. Explore Maribor's surroundings by going to Podčetrtek (Thermal Park Aquluna & Spas), Celje (Celje Castle, Lake Šmartno, &more) and Green Gold Beer Fountain (in Žalec). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Old Vine House, don't miss a visit to Maribor Synagogue, delve into the distant past at Water Tower, and explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Maribor online visit planner.

You can drive from Murska Sobota to Maribor in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Maribor are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Maribor

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 19:

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 Vogel make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Bohinjsko Jezero: Franja Partisan Hospital (in Cerkno), Natural Bathing Place Lajšt (in Spodnja Idrija) and Idrija Municipal Museum (in Idrija). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, hike along Golden Horn Fairyland, and stroll the grounds of Ukanc Military Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bohinjsko Jezero trip planning site.

You can drive from Maribor to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Maribor, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bohinjsko Jezero, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

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 much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Jasna, grab your bike and head to Kranjska Gora Bike Park, identify plant and animal life at Zelenci Nature Reserve, and make a trip to The Russian Chapel.

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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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kobarid.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bovec (Kayaking & Canoeing, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Isonzo, snap pictures at Bridge of Napoleon, witness the site of a historic battle at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, and take an exciting tour along the water with Positive Sport.

Before you visit Kobarid, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Kranjska Gora to Kobarid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Koper.

Things to do in Kobarid

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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.

Things to do in Koper

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 Witch House - Land of Fairy Tales and Imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ptuj: Church of Sv. Roka (in Šmarje Pri Jelšah), Čatež ob Savi (Castles & Planetarium in Sfericni Kino Astroport 360) and Na Jasi (in Brežice). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Prešernova Street, take in panoramic vistas at Ptuj City Tower, appreciate the history behind Sveti Florijan Statue, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. George.

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.

Things to do in Ptuj

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

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.

Things to do in Cerkvenjak

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
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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.