38 days in Slovenia Itinerary

38 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia vacation planner

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Bled
— 6 nights
Train
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Tolmin
— 6 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 6 nights
Drive
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Solčava
— 4 nights
Drive
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Maribor
— 5 nights
Drive
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Podčetrtek
— 3 nights
Drive
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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 Savica Waterfall. Get in touch with nature at Parasailing & Paragliding and Zipline. 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: take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Gorge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Parish Church, and take in the awesome beauty at Jelovica Plateau.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Bled trip builder tool.

Baden-Baden, Germany to Bled is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tolmin.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 8:

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 Kayaking & Canoeing and Vogel. Get outdoors at Tolmin Gorge and Kozjak Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Bovec (Boka Waterfall & Virje Waterfall), Bohinjsko Jezero (Golden Horn Fairyland & Ukanc Military Cemetery) and Great Soča Gorge (in Soča). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Soča Valley, enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bathing Place Lajšt, and examine the collection at Kobarid Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tolmin online vacation planner.

Take a train from Bled to Tolmin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tolmin when traveling from Bled in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Tolmin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 14:

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 Portorož Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Strunjan Nature Reserve and Zusterna Beach. Step out of Piran to go to Črni Kal and see Socerb Castle, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, stroll around Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace.

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.

Things to do in Piran

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 20:

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 Logar Valley Landscape Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rinka Waterfall and Snow Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Solčava: Kamnik (Kamniška Bistrica Valley & Predaselj Gorge) and Black Hole Trail (in Mežica). The adventure continues: make a trip to Sveti Duh, take a memorable drive along Solčava Panoramic Road, and look for gifts at Center Rinka.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Solčava trip planner.

You can drive from Piran to Solčava in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Piran in August, with highs in Solčava at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Maribor.

Things to do in Solčava

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:

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 Bike Park Pohorje. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Vine House and Ptuj Castle. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, appreciate the history behind St Florian Column, don't miss a visit to Maribor Synagogue, and enjoy breathtaking views from Judgement Tower.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Maribor trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Solčava to Maribor in 2 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Podčetrtek.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 29:

Podčetrtek

— 3 nights
For most visitors on holiday in Podcetrtek, thermal waters remain the big draw.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and Celje Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Podčetrtek: Velenje Beach (in Velenje) and Celje (Alma M. Karlin Statue & Celje Water Tower). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Olimje Chocolate Shop.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Podčetrtek trip simple and quick.

Drive from Maribor to Podčetrtek in an hour. Alternatively, you can 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.

Things to do in Podčetrtek

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

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 Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tivoli Park and Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Cross Cave (in Grahovo), Cerknica (Slivnica & Notranjski Regional Park) and Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park (in Rakek). And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, make a trip to Gornji Trg, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ljubljana route planning site.

You can drive from Podčetrtek to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 8:

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.