38 days in Slovenia Itinerary

38 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Bled
— 6 nights
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Tolmin
— 6 nights
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Piran
— 6 nights
Drive
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Solčava
— 4 nights
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Maribor
— 5 nights
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Podčetrtek
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana
— 7 nights
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Bled — 6 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Bohinj and Zipline. Get in touch with nature at Savica Waterfall and Straža Bled. Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Davča Ethnographic Museum (in Železniki), Kranjska Gora (Vršič Pass, The Russian Chapel, &more) and Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Andrew, take in the awesome beauty at Jelovica Plateau, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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Baden-Baden, Germany to Bled is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Tolmin.
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Tolmin — 6 nights

At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vogel and Soča Valley. Get outdoors at Tolmin Gorge and Kozjak Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Great Soča Gorge (in Soča), Bohinjsko Jezero (Golden Horn Fairyland & Ukanc Military Cemetery) and Bovec (Kayaking & Canoeing, Boka Waterfall, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Kobarid Museum and kick back and relax at Natural Bathing Place Lajšt.

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Take a train from Bled to Tolmin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bled in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tolmin, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Škocjan Caves and Strunjan Nature Reserve. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Portorož Beach and Zusterna Beach. Step out of Piran to go to Črni Kal and see Socerb Castle, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Walls of Piran, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Svetilnik Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Piran online trip itinerary planner.

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 August in Piran, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Solčava.
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Solčava — 4 nights

Visit Solcava to discover a region near the Austrian border where a drive down a panoramic road delivers some of the best views in Europe.
Get outdoors at Velika Planina and Predaselj Gorge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rinka Waterfall and Sveti Duh. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Solčava: Black Hole Trail (in Mežica) and Kamniška Bistrica Valley (in Kamnik). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Logar Valley Landscape Park, make a trip to Kapela Kristusa Kralja, Head underground at Snow Cave, and stop by Center Rinka.

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Drive from Piran to Solčava in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Piran in August; daily highs in Solčava reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Maribor.
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Pyramid Archaeological Site and Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Vine House and Pekrska Gorca. Step out of Maribor with an excursion to Ptuj Castle in Ptuj--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Vetrinjski dvor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plague Column, enjoy breathtaking views from Judgement Tower, and pause for some photo ops at St Florian Column.

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Drive from Solčava to Maribor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Podčetrtek.
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Podčetrtek — 3 nights

For most visitors on holiday in Podcetrtek, thermal waters remain the big draw.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Celje Castle and Celje Water Tower. Change things up with these side-trips from Podčetrtek: Velenje Beach (in Velenje) and Alma M. Karlin Statue (in Celje). There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and look for gifts at Olimje Chocolate Shop.

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Getting from Maribor to Podčetrtek by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Podčetrtek sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana — 7 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Visiting Ljubljanica River and Cross Cave will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tivoli Park and House of Illusions. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park (in Rakek), A. Primožič 1888 Lace Bobbin Collection (in Žiri) and Cerknica (Slivnica & Notranjski Regional Park). Spend the 4th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Gornji Trg, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at ZOO Ljubljana.

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Traveling by car from Podčetrtek to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (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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