7 days in Slovenia Itinerary

7 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maribor: Ptuj (Orpheus Monument & Ptuj Castle) and Podčetrtek (Olimje Monastery & Spas). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden of University of Maribor, make a trip to Main Square, pause for some photo ops at Plague Column, and stroll around Three Ponds.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Maribor day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Ljubljana.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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Ljubljana — 1 night

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, take in the views from Triple Bridge, stop by Ljubljana Old Town, then ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ljubljana itinerary planning tool.

You can take a shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Bled.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Bled — 2 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Triglav National Park. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bled Island, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bled trip planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Bled by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Piran.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
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Piran — 1 night

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran, have fun and explore at Magical World of Shells Museum, then don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Piran online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Piran takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Piran when traveling from Bled in May, with lows around 13°C.
Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites
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Slovenia travel guide

Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
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.