41 days in Slovenia Itinerary

41 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Ljubljana
— 9 nights
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 5 nights
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Cerkno
— 5 nights
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Bovec
— 5 nights
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Koper
— 5 nights
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Metlika
— 5 nights
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Ptuj
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Ljubljana — 9 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Discover out-of-the-way places like National Museum of Contemporary History and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. Get a sense of the local culture at Cankarjevo Nabrežje and Ljubljana Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Bogenšperk Castle (in Litija), Postojna (Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle) and Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park (in Rakek). Dedicate the 7th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Michael, see the interesting displays at Slovenian Ethnographic Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Snežnik Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana itinerary planner.

Vienna, Austria to Ljubljana is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.
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Bohinjsko Jezero — 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bled Castle and Church of St John the Baptist. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Martin's Parish Church and Katr's House. Change things up with these side-trips from Bohinjsko Jezero: Bled (Parasailing & Paragliding & Straža Bled) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vogel, and hike along Triglav National Park.

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Drive from Ljubljana to Bohinjsko Jezero in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cerkno.
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Cerkno — 5 nights

A small but important cultural center, Cerkno offers different types of activities throughout the year.
Popular historic sites such as Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum and Franja Partisan Hospital are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Gewerkenegg Castle and Lepa Vida Boutique Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Cerkno: Tolmin (Tolmin Castle, Tolmin Gorge, &more), Vipava (Wipach Wine Estate, Petric Winery - Vipava, &more) and Vino Zorz (in Slap). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Winery Tilia Estate and walk around Sabotin Park Miru.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Cerkno trip planner.

Drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Cerkno in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Bovec.
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Bovec — 5 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kobarid Museum and Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vršič Pass and Virje Waterfall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bovec: Kranjska Gora (Liznjekova house, Lake Jasna, &more), Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) (in Volče) and Planica Valley (in Rateče). There's lots more to do: trek along Krampež Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall, get outside with Mangart Saddle, and make a trip to Predil Pass.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bovec day trip planning app.

Getting from Cerkno to Bovec by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Koper.
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Koper — 5 nights

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Let the collections at Magical World of Shells Museum and Mediadom Pyrhani capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower and Grad Prem. Change things up with these side-trips from Koper: Pivka Park of Military History (in Pivka) and Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, examine the collection at Koper Regional Museum, don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and step into the grandiose world of Socerb Castle.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Koper itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Koper takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bovec in October, expect Koper to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Metlika.
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Metlika — 5 nights

Metlika is a town and municipality in the southeastern Slovenia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Božidar Jakac Art Museum and Raka Castle. Get some cultural insight at Bela Krajina Museum and Sevnica Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Metlika: Land of Hayracks (in Šentrupert), Novo Mesto (Novo Mesto Cathedral, Kandija Bridge, &more) and Brežice Castle (in Brežice). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Kolpa River, walk around Otočec Castle Park, and play a few rounds at Golf Grad Otočec.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Metlika online travel planner.

Getting from Koper to Metlika by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Koper in November, with highs in Metlika at 13°C and lows at 3°C. You will leave for Ptuj on the 7th (Wed).
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Ptuj — 6 nights

A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Celje Castle and Ptuj Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore Murska Sobota Regional Museum and Maribor Regional Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ptuj: Žiče Charterhouse (in Loče pri Poljčanah), Green Gold Beer Fountain (in Žalec) and Maribor (Ramšak Winery, Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat, &more). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Winery Marof, awaken your taste buds at Radgonske Gorice, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jeruzalem Church, and make a trip to Lake Šmartno.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ptuj trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Metlika to Ptuj takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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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