48 days in Slovenia Itinerary

48 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip maker

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Ljubljana
— 13 nights
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Podčetrtek
— 7 nights
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Koper
— 8 nights
Drive
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Bovec
— 9 nights
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 8 nights
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Ljubljana

— 13 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get outdoors at Postojna Cave and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ljubljana Old Town and Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Predjama Castle (in Postojna) and Mount Triglav (in Mojstrana). Dedicate the 29th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Prešeren Square, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana online travel planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Ljubljana is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, things will get colder in Ljubljana: highs are around 5°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Podčetrtek.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 31:

Podčetrtek

— 7 nights
For most visitors on holiday in Podcetrtek, thermal waters remain the big draw.
Church of St. Elizabeth and Jeruzalem Church will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Sevnica Castle and Raka Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Maribor (Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort & Water Tower), Hell Cave (in Sempeter v Savinjski Dolini) and Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God (in Ptuj). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castle Brestanica, explore the world behind art at Carinthia Regional Museum - Slovenj Gradec, awaken your taste buds at Radgonske Gorice, and contemplate the long history of Grandmother's Mill.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Podčetrtek online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Podčetrtek takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Podčetrtek sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Koper.

Things to do in Podčetrtek

Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 7:

Koper

— 8 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Branik Castle and Vino Zorz are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Magma X and Svetilnik Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Koper side-trips: Museo Militare Di Pivka (in Pivka), Divača Cave (in Divača) and Grad Prem (in Prem). The adventure continues: make a trip to Tartini Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, admire the striking features of Praetorian Palace, and kick back and relax at Portorož Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Koper trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Podčetrtek to Koper in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Podčetrtek in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Koper: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. On the 15th (Tue), you're off to Bovec.

Things to do in Koper

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 15:

Bovec

— 9 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Visiting Smučarska Šola ASK Kranjska Gora and Vršič Pass will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Bovec side-trips: Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline (in Rateče), Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin) and Kranjska Gora (Nadiza, Lake Jasna, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Soča Valley, see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bovec road trip planning site.

You can drive from Koper to Bovec in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In January, Bovec is a bit cooler than Koper - with highs of 2°C and lows of -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 24:

Bohinjsko Jezero

— 8 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bled Castle and St. Martin's Parish Church. Step out of the city life by going to Triglav National Park and Lake Bohinj. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bohinjsko Jezero: Pokljuka Gorge (in Krnica), Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Bled (Parasailing & Paragliding, Colnar - Boatman, &more). There's more to do: get great views at Mala Osojnica and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vogel.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bohinjsko Jezero trip builder website.

You can drive from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Bohinjsko Jezero are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — Feb 1:

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.