51 days in Alpine Slovenia, Izola & Ljubljana Itinerary

51 days in Alpine Slovenia, Izola & Ljubljana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip planner
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Bled
— 7 nights
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Tolmin
— 9 nights
Drive
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Izola
— 12 nights
Drive
4
Solčava
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Maribor
— 7 nights
Shuttle
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Ljubljana
— 12 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bled: Mostnica Gorge (in Stara Fužina), Oplen House Museum (in Srednja vas v Bohinju) and Bohinjsko Jezero (Savica Waterfall & Lake Bohinj). Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Vintgar Gorge, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, and explore the fascinating underground world of Pokljuka Gorge.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bled route planner.

Madrid, Spain to Bled is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Madrid in July, with highs in Bled at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tolmin.
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Find places to stay Jul 18 — 25:

Tolmin — 9 nights

At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
Get out of town with these interesting Tolmin side-trips: Ajdovščina (Otlica Natural Window & Winestronaut), Winery Tilia Estate (in Dobravlje) and Lepa Vida Boutique Winery (in Šempas). The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the verdant scenery at Soča Valley, learn about winemaking at Bjana, and stroll through Vogel.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tolmin trip builder site.

Take a train from Bled to Tolmin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bled in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tolmin, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Izola.
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Izola — 12 nights

Located on the Adriatic coast, the old fishing town of Izola draws travelers with the enticing atmosphere of its Mediterranean streets.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Izola: Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje), Ferrari Garden (in Štanjel) and Vinakras Sežana (in Sežana). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, make a trip to Walls of Piran, walk around Park Pietro Coppo, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Izola road trip planning tool.

Getting from Tolmin to Izola by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Izola can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Solčava.
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Find places to stay Aug 3 — 15:

Solčava — 3 nights

Visit Solcava to discover a region near the Austrian border where a drive down a panoramic road delivers some of the best views in Europe.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Solčava: Velika Planina (in Stahovica), Peca Underground - Tourist Mine and Museum (in Mežica) and Kamniška Bistrica Valley (in Kamnik). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Logar Valley Landscape Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Mary of the Snow, explore the fascinating underground world of Snow Cave, and appreciate the history behind Forma viva Ravne Steel Masterpieces.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Solčava trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Izola to Solčava takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Izola in August, with highs in Solčava at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Maribor.
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Velenje Beach (in Velenje), Celje (Museum of Recent History Celje, The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan, &more) and Ptuj (Ptuj City Tower, Prešernova Street, &more). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at Big Guy's Wine Tour, do a tasting at Dveri Pax Winery, explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lent.

Plan my day in Maribor using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Solčava to Maribor by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the shuttle to Ljubljana.
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Find places to stay Aug 18 — 25:

Ljubljana — 12 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Postojna (Planina Cave, Tourist Information Centre - Galerija, &more), Cerknica Lake (in Cerknica) and Cross Cave (in Grahovo). Spend the 31st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, walk around Tivoli Park, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip maker site.

You can take a shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 25 — Sep 6: