6 days in Žalec, Novo Mesto & Kočevje Itinerary

6 days in Žalec, Novo Mesto & Kočevje Itinerary

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Žalec
— 1 day
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Novo Mesto
— 2 nights
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Kočevje
— 3 nights

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Žalec

— 1 day
Occupying the shores of the Savinja River in central Slovenia, Zalec remains famous for its beer fountain, the first one in Europe.
On the 16th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Celje Forest Tree House, then step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle, then examine the collection at Celje Regional Museum, and finally admire the local landmark of Green Gold Beer Fountain.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Žalec road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Žalec can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Novo Mesto.

Things to do in Žalec

Historic Sites · Museums

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Novo Mesto

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): test the waters at Terme Čatež, see the interesting displays at Brežice Castle, and then admire the masterpieces at Božidar Jakac Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Novo Mesto Cathedral, then walk around Otočec Castle Park, and then examine the collection at Museum of Dolenjska.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Novo Mesto driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Žalec to Novo Mesto in 1.5 hours. In September in Novo Mesto, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kočevje.

Things to do in Novo Mesto

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Kočevje

— 3 nights
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.
Explore Kočevje's surroundings by going to Lake Bloke (in Nova Vas), Snežnik Castle (in Stari Trg pri Lozu) and Cross Cave (in Grahovo). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Krokar Primeval Forest, see the interesting displays at Kočevje Regional Museum in Šeškov House, explore the striking landscape at Veliki Rog, and step into the grandiose world of Žužemberk Castle.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Kočevje online itinerary planner.

Drive from Novo Mesto to Kočevje in an hour. Traveling from Novo Mesto in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kočevje, with lows of 19°C.

Things to do in Kočevje

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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