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 Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Get a sense of the local culture at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation and House of Illusions. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Postojna (Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle), Bogenšperk Castle (in Litija) 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: get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, have fun and explore at House of Experiments - Hisa eksperimentov, see the interesting displays at Slovenian Ethnographic Museum, and contemplate the long history of Old Town Centre of Radovljica.

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Martin's Parish Church and Vogel. Popular historic sites such as Bled Castle and Katr's House are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bohinjsko Jezero: Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Bled (Parasailing & Paragliding & Straža Bled). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Triglav National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist, and admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bohinjsko Jezero tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Bohinjsko Jezero in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bohinjsko Jezero can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car 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 Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery and Franja Partisan Hospital. Change things up with these side-trips from Cerkno: Vipava (Wipach Wine Estate, Petric Winery - Vipava, &more), Tolmin (Tolmin Castle, Tolmin Gorge, &more) and Vino Zorz (in Slap). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Gewerkenegg Castle, learn about winemaking at Klet Brda, and stroll around Sabotin Park Miru.

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You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Cerkno in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Cerkno, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to 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 Liznjekova house. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vršič Pass and Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bovec: Kranjska Gora (Lake Jasna, Nadiza, &more) and Planica Valley (in Rateče). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, experience rural life at Apitourism Kozjak, and head outdoors with Mangart Saddle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bovec trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cerkno to Bovec takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bovec can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive 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 Pivka Park of Military History capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower and Socerb Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Koper: Grad Prem (in Prem) and Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of the Virgin Mary of the Rosary, learn about winemaking at Vinakoper, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Friary.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Koper driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Koper takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bovec in October: high temperatures in Koper hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough 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 Brežice Castle. Get some cultural insight at Bela Krajina Museum and Raka Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Metlika: Land of Hayracks (in Šentrupert), Sevnica Castle (in Sevnica) and Novo Mesto (Novo Mesto Cathedral, Kandija Bridge, &more). 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 Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ptuj Castle and Maribor Regional Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ptuj: Žiče Charterhouse (in Loče pri Poljčanah), Maribor (Ramšak Winery, Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat, &more) and Green Gold Beer Fountain (in Žalec). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Murska Sobota Regional Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Jeruzalem Church, learn about winemaking at Weingut Curin-Prapotnik, and awaken your taste buds at Winery Marof.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Ptuj sightseeing planner.

Drive from Metlika to Ptuj in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride 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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