7 days in Alpine Slovenia & Slovenian Istria Itinerary

7 days in Alpine Slovenia & Slovenian Istria Itinerary

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Bovec
— 1 night
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Koper
— 1 night
Drive
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Maribor
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled
— 3 nights
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Bovec

— 1 night
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Thirsty River Brewing and then take in breathtaking views at Virje Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Krampež Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Koseč Gorges.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bovec trip itinerary tool.

Helsinki, Finland to Bovec is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Bovec is minus 1 hour. In March, Bovec is a bit warmer than Helsinki - with highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Koper.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

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Koper

— 1 night
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
On the 22nd (Tue), admire the striking features of Praetorian Palace, then take in the waterfront at Port Piran, then get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Tartini Square.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Koper trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bovec to Koper in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, Koper is a bit warmer than Bovec - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Maribor.

Things to do in Koper

Childrens Museums · Museums

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Maribor

— 1 night
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stroll around Three Ponds, take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Maribor City Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Maribor vacation website.

You can drive from Koper to Maribor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Koper in March since evenings lows in Maribor dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Wildlife
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Bled

— 3 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Escape the urban bustle at Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline and Zelenci Nature Reserve. Step off the beaten path and head to Zgornjesavska Valley and Ojstrica. Venture out of the city with trips to Kranjska Gora (Ajdovska Deklica & Vršič Pass). There's still lots to do: get great views at Mala Osojnica, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bled Island, and identify plant and animal life at Great Emerald Adventure.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bled holiday planner.

Getting from Maribor to Bled by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. March in Bled sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

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Slovenian Istria travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Churches