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 Krapje Beekeeping Museum. 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 (Vinarium Tower, Lendava Castle, &more) and Radgonske Gorice (in Gornja Radgona). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at Weingut Curin-Prapotnik, meet the residents at Sikalu ZOO, examine the collection at Murska Sobota Regional Museum, and learn about winemaking at Puklavec Family Wines.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ljutomer travel route website.

Nelspruit, South Africa to Ljutomer is an approximately 180-hour car ride. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour 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 Ptuj Castle and Maribor Regional Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Vine House and Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maribor: Novo Mesto Cathedral (in Novo Mesto), Winery Marof (in Mačkovci) and Golf Grad Otočec (in Otočec). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site, contemplate the long history of Žiče Charterhouse, step into the grandiose world of Raka Castle, and do a tasting at Ramšak Winery.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Maribor road trip planning app.

You can drive from Ljutomer to Maribor in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can 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 Triglav National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cankarjevo Nabrežje and Old Town Centre of Radovljica. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bled: Lake Jasna (in Kranjska Gora), Ljubljana (Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Union Experience, &more) and Bohinjsko Jezero (Church of St John the Baptist & Vogel). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, fly down the slopes at Straža Bled, steep yourself in history at Katr's House, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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.
Italian Charnel House and Tonovec Castle will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Liznjekova house and Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Bovec side-trips: Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) (in Volče), Kranjska Gora (Vršič Pass, Casino Korona, &more) and Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Fort Hermann, steep yourself in history at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, and examine the collection at Kobarid Museum.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Bovec day trip website.

You can drive from Bled to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to 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: Winery Tilia Estate (in Dobravlje), Vino Zorz (in Slap) and Vipava (Wines Jamsek & Petric Winery - Vipava). 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 have some family-friendly fun at 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: Grad Prem (in Prem), Pivka Park of Military History (in Pivka) and Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity (in Hrastovlje). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, learn about winemaking at Vinakoper, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Maurus, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Bernardine.

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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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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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