8 days in Alpine Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Alpine Slovenia Itinerary

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Bled
— 3 nights
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Solčava
— 1 night
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Maribor
— 1 night
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Bovec
— 2 nights
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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.
Get outdoors at Lake Bohinj and Parasailing & Paragliding. Step off the beaten path and head to Mala Osojnica and Zgornjesavska Valley. Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline (in Rateče), Bohinjsko Jezero (Vogel, Savica Waterfall, &more) and Kranjska Gora (The Russian Chapel, Zelenci Nature Reserve, &more). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Bled Island, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll through Straža Bled, and step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bled online journey planner.

Venice, Italy to Bled is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in August: high temperatures in Bled hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Solčava.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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Solčava

— 1 night
Visit Solcava to discover a region near the Austrian border where a drive down a panoramic road delivers some of the best views in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): look for gifts at Center Rinka, then take in the dramatic scenery at Logar Valley Landscape Park, and then cruise along Solčava Panoramic Road.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Solčava online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bled to Solčava in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Solčava, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Solčava

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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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.
On the 12th (Thu), awaken your taste buds at Big Guy's Wine Tour, learn about winemaking at Vinag Wine Cellar, appreciate the history behind National Liberation Monument, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site, and finally learn about winemaking at Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Maribor online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Solčava to Maribor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In August in Maribor, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bovec.

Things to do in Maribor

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Nature
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Bovec

— 2 nights
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 13th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Virje Waterfall, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Boka Waterfall, then appreciate the views at Soča Valley, then don't miss a visit to Italian Charnel House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty River Brewing.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bovec trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Maribor to Bovec in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Maribor in August: highs in Bovec hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

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