40 days in Slovenia Itinerary

40 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Start: Ljubljana
1
Ljubljana
— 12 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Bovec
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Portorož
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Ljubljana

12
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Venture out of the city with trips to Postojna (Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle). Dedicate the 24th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, add some fun to your beach time Life Canyoning, head outdoors with Balonarski Center Barje, and stroll around Tivoli Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ljubljana trip planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. August in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Postojna
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Triple Bridge ©
Triple Bridge

9
nights
Bohinjsko Jezero

Bohinjsko Jezero ©
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Get out of town with these interesting Bohinjsko Jezero side-trips: Bled (Lake Bled, Bled Castle, &more), Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Royal Bled Golf Course (in Lesce). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Triglav National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall, explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, and appreciate the history behind Basilica of the Virgin Mary.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bohinjsko Jezero trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Bohinjsko Jezero takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bohinjsko Jezero are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 7th (Fri), you're off to Bovec.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bled, Basilica of the Virgin Mary, Vintgar Gorge, Royal Bled Golf Course
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Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

9
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Bovec

Bovec ©
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bovec: Kranjska Gora (Casino Larix, Lake Jasna, &more), Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin) and Vipolže Villa (in Dobrovo). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Soča Valley, admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, play a few rounds at Golf Club Bovec, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bovec tour app.

Getting from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Bovec, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portorož.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora, Kobarid, Tolmin Gorge, Vipolže Villa, Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery
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Soča Valley ©
Soča Valley
Vršič Pass ©
Vršič Pass
River Rafting & Tubing

9
nights
Portorož

Portorož ©
A resort town on the country's scenic Adriatic coastline, Portoroz offers many spas with all kinds of therapeutic treatments, many based on the brine and mud from the area's salt pans.
Get out of town with these interesting Portorož side-trips: Vipava 1894 (in Vipava), Grand Casino Lipica (in Lipica) and Weingut Branko & Vasja Cotar (in Komen). There's much more to do: make a trip to Tartini Square, do a tasting at Boris Lisjak Winery, admire the striking features of Praetorian Palace, and see the interesting displays at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Portorož online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Portorož takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bovec in September, expect Portorož to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Portorož

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Koper, Piran, Boris Lisjak Winery, Sezana Botanical Park, Vipava 1894
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Tartini's House ©
Tartini's House
Tartini Square ©
Tartini Square
Walls of Piran ©
Walls of Piran

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