48 days in Slovenia Itinerary

48 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Ljubljana
— 13 nights
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Podčetrtek
— 7 nights
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Koper
— 8 nights
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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 Balonarski Center Barje. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ljubljana Old Town and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Mount Triglav (in Mojstrana) and Predjama Castle (in Postojna). 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, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

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.
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Podčetrtek — 7 nights

For most visitors on holiday in Podcetrtek, thermal waters remain the big draw.
Sevnica Castle and Jeruzalem Church will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Castle Brestanica and Church of St. Elizabeth. Venture out of the city with trips to Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God (in Ptuj), Maribor (Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort & Water Tower) and Hell Cave (in Sempeter v Savinjski Dolini). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Žiče Charterhouse, examine the collection at Rogatec Open Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sv. Roka, and steep yourself in history at Grandmother's Mill.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Podčetrtek visit planner.

Drive from Ljubljana to Podčetrtek in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Koper.
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Koper — 8 nights

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Branik Castle and Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Svetilnik Beach and Portorož Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Koper side-trips: Divača Cave (in Divača), Grad Prem (in Prem) and Museo Militare Di Pivka (in Pivka). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, do a tasting at Vino Zorz, perfect your strike at Magma X, and pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower.

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Drive from Podčetrtek to Koper in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In January, Koper is somewhat warmer than Podčetrtek - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. You'll set off for Bovec on the 15th (Tue).
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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), Kranjska Gora (Nadiza, Lake Jasna, &more) and Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin). 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.
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bled Castle and St. Martin's Parish Church. Step out of the city life by going to Triglav National Park and Vintgar Gorge. Get out of town with these interesting Bohinjsko Jezero side-trips: Bled (Parasailing & Paragliding, Colnar - Boatman, &more) and Pokljuka Gorge (in Krnica). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mala Osojnica, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, take in the awesome beauty at Viševnik, and hit the slopes at Vogel.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bohinjsko Jezero online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive 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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