5 days in Kočevje & Novo Mesto Itinerary

5 days in Kočevje & Novo Mesto Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ljubljana
Drive:  1 h 15 min
1
Kočevje
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Novo Mesto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Ljubljana

1
night
Kočevje

Kočevje ©
Together with the Krokar primeval forest, which is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Kočevje Region makes for a truly mystical forest landscape.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Krizna Jama Cave, then take an in-depth tour of Sneznik Castle Museum, and then examine the collection at Hunting Collection and Dormouse Museum. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Šeškov House, then take in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Rog, and then make a trip to Lake Bloke.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kočevje route planner.

Ljubljana to Kočevje is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ljubljana in July since evenings lows in Kočevje dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Novo Mesto.

Things to do in Kočevje

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stari Trg pri Lozu, Krizna Jama Cave, Lake Bloke
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Sneznik Castle Museum ©
Sneznik Castle Museum
Krizna Jama Cave ©
Krizna Jama Cave
Veliki Rog ©
Veliki Rog

3
nights
Novo Mesto

Novo Mesto ©
Novo Mesto is the city on a bend of the Krka River in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. Change things up with these side-trips from Novo Mesto: Hell Cave (in Sempeter v Savinjski Dolini), Brežice Castle (in Brežice) and Celje (Lake Šmartno & War and Peace Memorial). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Otočec Castle Park, see the interesting displays at Museum of Dolenjska, play a few rounds at Golf Grad Otocec, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Novo Mesto Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Novo Mesto trip planner.

Drive from Kočevje to Novo Mesto in an hour. Traveling from Kočevje in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Novo Mesto, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Novo Mesto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Celje, Spas, Hell Cave, Brežice Castle
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Otočec Castle Park ©
Otočec Castle Park
Novo Mesto Cathedral
Novo Mesto Cathedral
Lake Šmartno ©
Lake Šmartno