47 days in Slovenia Itinerary

47 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Ljutomer
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Maribor
— 7 nights
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Bled
— 7 nights
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Bovec
— 7 nights
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Nova Gorica
— 7 nights
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Piran
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Ljutomer — 4 nights

Ljutomer is a town in northeastern Slovenia, some 40 km east of Maribor. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Izletnisko - Vinogradniska Kmetija Ratek and Vinarium Tower. Visit St. John the Baptist’s Church and Jeruzalem Church for their historical value. Explore Ljutomer's surroundings by going to Sotinski breg (in Rogašovci), Lendava (Lendava Castle & Synagogue Lendava) and Radgonske Gorice (in Gornja Radgona). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Krapje Beekeeping Museum, meet the residents at Sikalu ZOO, awaken your taste buds at Puklavec Family Wines, and learn about winemaking at Weingut Curin-Prapotnik.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ljutomer online sightseeing planner.

Nelspruit, South Africa to Ljutomer is an approximately 180-hour car ride. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nelspruit to Ljutomer due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for Maribor on the 10th (Fri).
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Maribor — 7 nights

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Vine House and Maribor Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maribor Regional Museum and Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maribor: Winery Marof (in Mačkovci), Novo Mesto Cathedral (in Novo Mesto) and Golf Grad Otočec (in Otočec). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, do a tasting at Ramšak Winery, explore the historical opulence of Raka Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sv. Roka.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Maribor trip maker.

Drive from Ljutomer to Maribor in an hour. In May in Maribor, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bled.
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Bled — 7 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Take a break from the city and head to Royal Bled Golf Course and Zipline. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cankarjevo Nabrežje and Church of St John the Baptist. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bled: Lake Jasna (in Kranjska Gora), Ljubljana (Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Union Experience, &more) and Vogel (in Bohinjsko Jezero). Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Old Town Centre of Radovljica, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, appreciate the history behind Franja Partisan Hospital, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bled day trip website.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Bled takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bovec.
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Bovec — 7 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Ravelnik Open Air Museum and Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Soča Valley and Boka Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin), Kranjska Gora (Vršič Pass, Liznjekova house, &more) and Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) (in Volče). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Virje Waterfall, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and don't miss a visit to Italian Charnel House.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bovec trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bled to Bovec takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nova Gorica.
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Nova Gorica — 7 nights

A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lepa Vida Boutique Winery and Vino Zorz. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park and Gewerkenegg Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nova Gorica: Isonzo (in Kobarid), Vipava (Wines Jamsek & Petric Winery - Vipava) and Winery Tilia Estate (in Dobravlje). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Sveta Gora (Holy Mountain), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Gallus Craft & Draft Beer Bar, walk around Soča Fun Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cross Cave.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nova Gorica online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bovec to Nova Gorica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bovec in May, expect Nova Gorica to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Piran.
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Piran — 8 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Relax by the water at Strunjan Nature Reserve and Koper City Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Šalet Tunnel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Piran: Pivka Park of Military History (in Pivka), Grad Prem (in Prem) and Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity (in Hrastovlje). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Rocco/ Cerkev sv. Roka, kick back and relax at Svetilnik Beach, and learn about winemaking at Vinakoper.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Piran tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Nova Gorica to Piran in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In June in Piran, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) 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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