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
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Solčava
— 3 nights
Drive
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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: Bohinjsko Jezero (Savica Waterfall & Lake Bohinj), Mostnica Gorge (in Stara Fužina) and Oplen House Museum (in Srednja vas v Bohinju). 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.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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), Lepa Vida Boutique Winery (in Šempas) and Winery Tilia Estate (in Dobravlje). 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.

Things to do in Tolmin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — Aug 3:

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: Vinakras Sežana (in Sežana), Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje) and Ferrari Garden (in Štanjel). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, make a trip to Walls of Piran, stroll around Park Pietro Coppo, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Izola road trip site.

Traveling by car from Tolmin to Izola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Solčava.

Things to do in Izola

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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: Peca Underground - Tourist Mine and Museum (in Mežica), Velika Planina (in Stahovica) 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.

Things to do in Solčava

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

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 Ptuj (Ptuj City Tower, Prešernova Street, &more), Celje (Museum of Recent History Celje, The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan, &more) and Velenje Beach (in Velenje). 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.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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), Cross Cave (in Grahovo) and Cerknica Lake (in Cerknica). 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.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Tours · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — Sep 6: