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
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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 Lake Jasna. Get in touch with nature at Savica Waterfall and Vršič Pass. Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana), Davča Ethnographic Museum (in Železniki) and Kranjska Gora (The Russian Chapel & Zgornjesavska Valley). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Gorge, stroll through Straža Bled, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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 drive; or 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.
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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 Kozjak Waterfall. Get outdoors at Tolmin Gorge and Natural Bathing Place Lajšt. Venture out of the city with trips to Bohinjsko Jezero (Golden Horn Fairyland & Ukanc Military Cemetery), Great Soča Gorge (in Soča) and Bovec (Kayaking & Canoeing, Boka Waterfall, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Kobarid Museum and appreciate the views at Soča Valley.

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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 lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, make a trip to Walls of Piran, enjoy the sand and surf at Svetilnik Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Piran trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Tolmin to Piran by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Piran can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive 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 Black Hole Trail. Step out of Solčava with an excursion to Kamniška Bistrica Valley in Kamnik--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Logar Valley Landscape Park, get outside with Solčava Panoramic Road, don't miss a visit to Sveti Duh, and Head underground at Snow Cave.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Solčava road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Piran to Solčava takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Piran in August: high temperatures in Solčava hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to 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 Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Podčetrtek: Celje (Alma M. Karlin Statue & Celje Water Tower) and Velenje Beach (in Velenje). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Olimje Chocolate Shop.

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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.
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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 Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tivoli Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Cerknica (Slivnica & Notranjski Regional Park), Cross Cave (in Grahovo) and A. Primožič 1888 Lace Bobbin Collection (in Žiri). Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, make a trip to Gornji Trg, and get to know the resident critters at ZOO Ljubljana.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Podčetrtek to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish 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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