7 days in Slovenia Itinerary

7 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
Drive
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Velenje
— 1 night
Drive
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Maribor
Drive
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Bled
— 1 night
Drive
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Bovec
— 2 nights
Drive
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Idrija
Drive
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Piran
— 1 night
Drive
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Lipica
Drive
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Postojna
— 1 night
Drive

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Ljubljana

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana travel itinerary planner.

Milan, Italy to Ljubljana is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Milan in August, with highs in Ljubljana at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Velenje.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

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.
Plan a Velenje trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Velenje takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 26th (Thu), you're off to Maribor.

Things to do in Velenje

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Maribor

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 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, then pause for some photo ops at Plague Column, and then see the interesting displays at Old Vine House.

To find maps and other tourist information, use the Maribor road trip website.

Getting from Velenje to Maribor by car takes about an hour. August in Maribor sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

Bled

— 1 night
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 27th (Fri), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Straža Bled.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bled attractions planning tool.

Drive from Maribor to Bled in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bled are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

Bovec

— 2 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 27th (Fri), witness the site of a historic battle at Ravelnik Open Air Museum.

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You can drive from Bled to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Bovec, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel to Idrija.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

Idrija

While on holiday in Idrija, you'll be able to see a World Heritage Site featuring one of the largest mercury mines in the entire world.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Ana's Church on Ledinica, then explore the historical opulence of Gewerkenegg Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Idrija day trip planner.

Getting from Bovec to Idrija by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Piran.

Things to do in Idrija

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:

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 30th (Mon): kick back and relax at Portorož Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Krstilnica sv.Janeza Krstnika, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, and finally learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Piran trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Idrija to Piran in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Idrija in August since evenings lows in Piran dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lipica.

Things to do in Piran

Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:

Lipica

Known for its Lipizzaner horses, Lipica is nevertheless more than just a horse lover's heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Avgust Cernigoj Gallery.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lipica day trip planning site.

Drive from Piran to Lipica in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Postojna.

Things to do in Lipica

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

Postojna

— 1 night
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Postojna trip planner.

Postojna is very close to Lipica. Traveling from Lipica in August, things will get a bit cooler in Postojna: highs are around 31°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Postojna

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

Slovenia travel guide

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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.