48 days in Slovenia Itinerary

48 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Ljubljana
— 22 nights
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Maribor
— 6 nights
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Koper
— 7 nights
Drive
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Nova Gorica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kranjska Gora
— 6 nights
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Ljubljana

— 22 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Family-friendly places like Ljubljana Castle and Bled Castle will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Bled (Diving Bled, Straža Bled, &more), Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Church of St. John the Baptist (in Zasip). Spend the 20th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: visit Ljubljana Old Town, have fun and explore at House of Experiments - Hisa eksperimentov, find something for the whole family at Minicity Ljubljana, and explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana road trip planning tool.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Ljubljana is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Ljubljana due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in December, with highs in Ljubljana at 5°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — Jan 8:

Maribor

— 6 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Kids will enjoy Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort and Radlje ob Dravi Waterpark. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maribor: Tito Statue (in Velenje), Forma viva Ravne Steel Masterpieces (in Ravne na Koroškem) and Peca Underground - Tourist Mine and Museum (in Mežica). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Perfect Body, get to know the fascinating history of Lent, don't miss a visit to Lutkovno gledalisce Maribor, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Elizabeth.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Maribor trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Ljubljana to Maribor by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Maribor are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 14:

Koper

— 7 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Magical World of Shells Museum and Fish Spa Piran. Get out of town with these interesting Koper side-trips: Predjama Castle (in Postojna) and Military Museum Tabor (in Lokev). The adventure continues: make a trip to Tartini Square, learn more about the world around you at Mediadom Pyrhani, see the interesting displays at Koper Regional Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Benečanka Venetian House.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Koper trip maker.

You can drive from Maribor to Koper in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Maribor in January, expect Koper to be somewhat warmer, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Koper

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 21:

Nova Gorica

— 4 nights
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kobarid Museum (in Kobarid), Cerkno (Divje Babe Archaeological Park & Ski Centre Cerkno) and Soča Valley (in Bovec). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Solkan Bridge, make a trip to Sveta Gora (Holy Mountain), contemplate the long history of Tolmin Castle, and enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bathing Place Lajšt.

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Traveling by car from Koper to Nova Gorica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:

Bohinjsko Jezero

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Prsivec, take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vogel, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Ukanc Military Cemetery. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, then get engrossed in the history at Oplen House Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas.

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Drive from Nova Gorica to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nova Gorica in January: high temperatures in Bohinjsko Jezero hover around 2°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Kranjska Gora

— 6 nights
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Smučarska Šola ASK Kranjska Gora and Tromeja -Triple border. Step out of Kranjska Gora with an excursion to Peričnik Falls in Mojstrana--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: ski along the peaceful trails at Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline, don't miss a visit to Prisank Mountain Window, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mojčin Dom na Vitrancu, and fly down the slopes at Snow park Kranjska Gora.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kranjska Gora trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Bohinjsko Jezero to Kranjska Gora by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Kranjska Gora sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 2:

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.