7 days in Slovenia Itinerary

7 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia visit planner
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Fly to Zagreb, Shuttle to Ljubljana
— 4 nights
— 1 night
Zgornje Gorje
— 1 night
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Lisbon


Ljubljana — 4 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Bring the kids along to Triglav National Park and Ljubljana Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Postojna (Predjama Castle & Postojna Cave) and Bled (Parasailing & Paragliding, Bled Castle, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, take in the views from Triple Bridge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ljubljana road trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Ljubljana is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Ljubljana, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in August, with highs in Ljubljana at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bovec.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bovec itinerary site.

Getting from Ljubljana to Bovec by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zgornje Gorje.
Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Zgornje Gorje — 1 night

Nestled in a green valley and surrounded by rolling hills, Zgornje Gorje is dominated by the spire of the parish church in the center of the village.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): Head underground at Pokljuka Gorge and then hike along Vintgar Gorge.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zgornje Gorje road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Zgornje Gorje takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.
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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.