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 St. John the Baptist’s Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Weingut Curin-Prapotnik and Jeruzalem Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljutomer: Lendava (Vinarium Tower, Lendava Castle, &more), Sotinski breg (in Rogašovci) and Radgonske Gorice (in Gornja Radgona). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Krapje Beekeeping Museum, experience rural life at Farm Firbas, indulge your senses at Puklavec Family Wines, and get to know the resident critters at Sikalu ZOO.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Ljutomer trip itinerary website.

Nelspruit, South Africa to Ljutomer is an approximately 180-hour car ride. Traveling from Nelspruit to Ljutomer, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Maribor.
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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 Ptuj Castle and Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Vine House and Celje Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maribor: Golf Grad Otočec (in Otočec), Winery Marof (in Mačkovci) and Novo Mesto Cathedral (in Novo Mesto). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Trg Svobode Square, explore the historical opulence of Raka Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maribor Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Maribor route maker tool.

You can drive from Ljutomer to Maribor in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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 Franja Partisan Hospital. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bled: Ljubljana (Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Union Experience, &more), Bohinjsko Jezero (Church of St John the Baptist & Vogel) and Lake Jasna (in Kranjska Gora). Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Old Town Centre of Radovljica, get outside with Outdoor Activities, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and stroll through Straža Bled.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bled vacation planner.

You can drive from Maribor to Bled in 2 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can 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.
Italian Charnel House and Ravelnik Open Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Liznjekova house and Kobarid Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Bovec side-trips: Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) (in Volče), Kranjska Gora (Vršič Pass, Tromeja -Triple border, &more) and Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Soča Valley, don't miss a visit to Fort Hermann, explore the different monuments and memorials at Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bovec day trip planning app.

Getting from Bled to Bovec by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Bovec sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park and Isonzo. Popular historic sites such as Sveta Gora (Holy Mountain) and Vipolže Villa are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nova Gorica: Vipava (Wines Jamsek & Petric Winery - Vipava), Vino Zorz (in Slap) and Winery Tilia Estate (in Dobravlje). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, snap pictures at Solkan Bridge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Gallus Craft & Draft Beer Bar, and walk around Soča Fun Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nova Gorica trip maker site.

You can drive from Bovec to Nova Gorica in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bovec in May; daily highs in Nova Gorica reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car 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 Svetilnik Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Piran: Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity (in Hrastovlje), Grad Prem (in Prem) and Pivka Park of Military History (in Pivka). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Bernardine, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, and do a tasting at Vinakoper.

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You can 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, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. 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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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.
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