54 days in Slovenia Itinerary

54 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia tour planner
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Ljubljana
— 4 nights
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Celje
— 2 nights
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Maribor
— 2 nights
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
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Bovec
— 3 nights
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Piran
— 3 nights
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Ptuj
— 3 nights
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Podčetrtek
— 3 nights
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Loče pri Poljčanah
— 2 nights
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Zgornja Kungota
— 14 nights
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Ljutomer
— 1 night
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Velenje
— 1 night
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Gornji Grad
— 1 night
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Jareninski Dol
— 1 night
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Ivanjkovci
— 1 night
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Rogatec
— 1 night
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Solčava
— 2 nights
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Nova Gorica
— 2 nights
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Litija
— 1 night
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Sempeter v Savinjski Dolini
— 1 night
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Cerkvenjak
— 1 night
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Laško
— 1 night
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Žalec
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana — 4 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Cankarjevo Nabrežje. Museum-lovers will appreciate Škofja Loka Castle and National Museum of Contemporary History. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Postojna (Predjama Castle & Postojna Cave), Lake Jasna (in Kranjska Gora) and Old Town Centre of Radovljica (in Radovljica). There's lots more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the views from Triple Bridge, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and sample the tasty concoctions at Union Experience.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana road trip website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Ljubljana. In July, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Celje.
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Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:

Celje — 2 nights

An old city with a modern vibe, Celje features a castle and historical town center, surrounded by a green landscpe tailor-made for an exciting and active holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Celje Cathedral of Saint Daniel, don't miss a visit to Almshouse, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Cecilia Church, then explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Maximilian of Celeia. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at The Virgin Mary's Assumption Church, examine the collection at Museum of Recent History Celje, contemplate the long history of Prince's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Celje National Hall, then examine the collection at Celje Regional Museum, and finally shop like a local with Gallery of Contemporary Art.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Celje online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Celje takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Maribor.
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Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Maribor — 2 nights

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Museum of National Liberation, learn about winemaking at Ramšak Winery, then appreciate the history behind Anton Martin Slomsek Monument, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maribor Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Vine House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Jewish Tower, delve into the distant past at Water Tower, then examine the collection at Military Museum of Slovenian Armed Forces, then identify plant and animal life at Pekrska Gorca, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Trg Svobode Square.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Maribor holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Celje to Maribor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Maribor, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.
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Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Bohinjsko Jezero — 1 night

The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall, fly down the slopes at Vogel, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bohinjsko Jezero trip builder tool.

Drive from Maribor to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Maribor, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bohinjsko Jezero, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bovec.
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Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Bovec — 3 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Zelenci Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Kobarid Museum and Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bovec: Tolmin (Tolmin Castle & Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit) and Rateče (Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline & Planica Valley). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Source of the Soča River.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bovec travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Piran.
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Piran — 3 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. George's Church and Krstilnica sv.Janeza Krstnika. You'll explore and learn at Mediadom Pyrhani and Koper Regional Museum. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Francis of Assisi, identify plant and animal life at Škocjanski Zatok Nature Reserve, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piran Minorite Monastery.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Piran trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Bovec to Piran in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bovec in July: high temperatures in Piran hover around 35°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Ptuj.
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Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Ptuj — 3 nights

A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Ptuj Wine Cellar, then steep yourself in history at Terme Ptuj, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God, and finally steep yourself in history at Castle Štatenberg. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. George, make a trip to Prešernova Street, see the interesting displays at Ptuj Castle, then examine the collection at Dominican Monastery, and finally appreciate the history behind Orpheus Monument.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Ptuj trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Piran to Ptuj takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Piran in July since evenings lows in Ptuj dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Podčetrtek.
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Podčetrtek — 3 nights

For most visitors on holiday in Podcetrtek, thermal waters remain the big draw.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Najger Repnica Wine Cave and Podsreda Castle. Get outdoors at Kostanjevica Cave and Jelenov Greben Homestead. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Podčetrtek: Castle Brestanica (in Krško), Božidar Jakac Art Museum (in Kostanjevica na Krki) and Brežice Castle (in Brežice). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get in on the family fun at Witch House - Land of Fairy Tales and Imagination, look and learn at Planetarium in Sfericni Kino Astroport 360, and see the interesting displays at Pleterje Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Podčetrtek trip maker tool.

You can drive from Ptuj to Podčetrtek in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Podčetrtek sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Loče pri Poljčanah.
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Loče pri Poljčanah — 2 nights

On the 30th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sv. Roka, then admire the striking features of Žiče Charterhouse, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. George.

To plan Loče pri Poljčanah vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Podčetrtek to Loče pri Poljčanah by car takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel to Zgornja Kungota.
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Zgornja Kungota — 14 nights

Zgornja Kungota is a village and the seat of the Municipality of Kungota in the western part of the Slovene Hills (Slovenske gorice) in northeastern Slovenia.The parish church in the village, from which the settlement gets its name, is dedicated to Saint Cunigunde and belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maribor. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vino Gaube and Casino Mond. There's more to do: do a tasting at Šerbinek Winery & the Heart-Shaped Wine Road and look for gifts at Vino Valdhuber.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zgornja Kungota trip planner.

Getting from Loče pri Poljčanah to Zgornja Kungota by car takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Zgornja Kungota can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You'll set off for Ljutomer on the 14th (Fri).
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Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 14:

Ljutomer — 1 night

Ljutomer is a town in northeastern Slovenia, some 40 km east of Maribor. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate the long history of Grandmother's Mill, then see the interesting displays at Krapje Beekeeping Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist’s Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljutomer vacation builder.

Getting from Zgornja Kungota to Ljutomer by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Velenje.
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Velenje — 1 night

With its lakes and well-maintained grassy beaches, Velenje will satisfy every tourist eager to relax or take a swim during summer months.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Polenek Cultural Heritage House, admire the masterpieces at Velenje Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The House of Minerals, and finally pause for some photo ops at Tito Statue.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Velenje route planner.

Traveling by car from Ljutomer to Velenje takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gornji Grad.
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Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Gornji Grad — 1 night

Gornji Grad is the largest settlement and the administrative centre of the Municipality of Gornji Grad in Slovenia.GeographyIt is located on the Dreta River, a right tributary of the Savinja, in the southeastern foothills of the Kamnik–Savinja Alps, about 36km east of Celje and 55km north of Ljubljana. On the 17th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gornji Grad Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gornji Grad online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Velenje to Gornji Grad by car takes about an hour. In August in Gornji Grad, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jareninski Dol.
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Jareninski Dol — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Dveri Pax Winery.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jareninski Dol holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Gornji Grad to Jareninski Dol takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ivanjkovci.
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Ivanjkovci — 1 night

Ivanjkovci is a settlement in the Municipality of Ormož in northeastern Slovenia. On the 19th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Jeruzalem Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ivanjkovci driving holiday planner.

Drive from Jareninski Dol to Ivanjkovci in an hour. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rogatec.
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Rogatec — 1 night

On the 20th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Rogatec Open Air Museum.

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Traveling by car from Ivanjkovci to Rogatec takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Solčava.
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Solčava — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Rinka Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Preskar Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Logar Valley Landscape Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Solčava Panoramic Road, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Mary of the Snow, then make a trip to Sveti Duh, and finally Head underground at Snow Cave.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Solčava sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Rogatec to Solčava in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Solčava can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nova Gorica.
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Nova Gorica — 2 nights

A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
On the 23rd (Sun), kick back and relax at Natural Bathing Place Lajšt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jewish Cemetery, and then learn about winemaking at Bjana. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Monastery of Vipavski Križ, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Daniel, step into the grandiose world of Branik Castle, then do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, and finally stroll around Sabotin Park Miru.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nova Gorica itinerary app.

Drive from Solčava to Nova Gorica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Solčava in August, with highs in Nova Gorica at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Litija.
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Litija — 1 night

Litija is a town in the Litija Basin in central Slovenia. On the 25th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stična Abbey, go for a walk through Pristava Tourist Village, and then step into the grandiose world of Bogenšperk Castle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Litija online vacation maker.

You can drive from Nova Gorica to Litija in 2 hours. Traveling from Nova Gorica in August, expect Litija to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sempeter v Savinjski Dolini.
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Sempeter v Savinjski Dolini — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Roman Necropolis, explore the historical opulence of Castle Komenda, and then Head underground at Hell Cave.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sempeter v Savinjski Dolini planning website.

Drive from Litija to Sempeter v Savinjski Dolini in an hour. In August in Sempeter v Savinjski Dolini, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cerkvenjak.
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Cerkvenjak — 1 night

Located in northeastern Slovenia, Cerkvenjak appeals to travelers with its countryside charm.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sikalu ZOO and then relax in the rural setting at Farm Firbas.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cerkvenjak day trip planning website.

Drive from Sempeter v Savinjski Dolini to Cerkvenjak in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Laško.
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Laško — 1 night

Nestled on the banks of the Savinja River, Lasko is both a spa town and home to the country's largest and most famous brewery.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Orožnov Square, get to know the fascinating history of Aškerčev Square, snap pictures at Black Bridge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Laško Brewery, then step into the grandiose world of Tabor Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arch-parochial Church of St. Martin.

Start your trip to Laško by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Cerkvenjak to Laško by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Laško can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Žalec.
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Žalec — 2 nights

Occupying the shores of the Savinja River in central Slovenia, Zalec remains famous for its beer fountain, the first one in Europe.
On the 29th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Eko Muzej.

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Žalec is just a short distance from Laško. In August in Žalec, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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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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