45 days in Slovenia Itinerary

45 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Maribor
— 5 nights
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Solčava
— 2 nights
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Kranjska Gora
— 6 nights
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 3 nights
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Nova Gorica
— 5 nights
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Koper
— 5 nights
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Ljubljana
— 18 nights

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maribor: Murska Sobota Castle (in Murska Sobota), Winery Marof (in Mačkovci) and Plečnik's Church (in Bogojina). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, discover the riches below the earth's surface at The Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia, stop by Vino Valdhuber, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden of University of Maribor.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Maribor online route planner.

Ljubljana to Maribor is an approximately 1.5-hour shuttle ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Solčava.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Winter Sports
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:

Solčava — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Forma viva Ravne Steel Masterpieces, then see the interesting displays at Peca Underground - Tourist Mine and Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Mary of the Snow. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Solčava Panoramic Road, then stroll around Logar Valley Landscape Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rinka Waterfall.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Solčava driving holiday planner.

Getting from Maribor to Solčava by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Solčava can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kranjska Gora.
Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:

Kranjska Gora — 6 nights

A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kranjska Gora: Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana) and Kobarid (Kozjak Waterfall & Krampež Waterfall). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Smučarska Šola ASK Kranjska Gora, don't miss a visit to Tromeja -Triple border, ski along the peaceful trails at Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline, and try to win big at Casino Korona.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kranjska Gora day trip planning website.

You can drive from Solčava to Kranjska Gora in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Kranjska Gora sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:

Bohinjsko Jezero — 3 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 out of town with these interesting Bohinjsko Jezero side-trips: Great Soča Gorge (in Soča) and Thirsty River Brewing (in Bovec). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Vogel, take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, and trek along Prsivec.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bohinjsko Jezero trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Kranjska Gora to Bohinjsko Jezero in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Bohinjsko Jezero sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Nova Gorica.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:

Nova Gorica — 5 nights

A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Venture out of the city with trips to Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) (in Volče), Ferrari Garden (in Štanjel) and Soča Valley (in Bovec). There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Reservoir Dogs brewery, take in panoramic vistas at Gonjače Viewing Tower, get outside with Magma X, and make a trip to Šmartno.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nova Gorica travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bohinjsko Jezero to Nova Gorica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In January, Nova Gorica is somewhat warmer than Bohinjsko Jezero - with highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Koper.
Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 27:

Koper — 5 nights

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koper: Predjama Castle (in Postojna) and Lipica Stud Farm (in Lipica). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, make a trip to Walls of Piran, learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, and experience rural life at Fonda Fish Farm.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Koper route maker tool.

Getting from Nova Gorica to Koper by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Koper can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:

Ljubljana — 18 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Zgornje Gorje (Church of St. George & Vintgar Gorge), Bled (Zipline, Mala Osojnica, &more) and Human Fish Brewery (in Vrhnika). Spend the 18th (Fri) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, and explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Koper to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Koper in February, expect Ljubljana to be slightly colder, temps between 5°C and -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 19:

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.