8 days in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia & Slovenska Bistrica Itinerary

8 days in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia & Slovenska Bistrica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia tour planner

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Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Slovenska Bistrica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Metlika
— 1 night
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Zurich

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Ljubljana

— 3 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Contemporary History and House of Experiments - Hisa eksperimentov. Ljubljana Old Town and Cathedral of St. Nicholas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 4th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, have fun and explore at House of Illusions, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana road trip planning site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Ljubljana is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Slovenska Bistrica.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Slovenska Bistrica

— 3 nights
Slovenska Bistrica is a town south of Maribor in eastern Slovenia. For shopping fun, head to Carinthia Regional Museum - Slovenj Gradec or Olimje Chocolate Shop. Museum-lovers will get to explore Slovenska Bistrica Castle and Rogatec Open Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Velenje Beach (in Velenje) and Celje (Celje Water Tower & The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan).

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Slovenska Bistrica itinerary builder.

Getting from Ljubljana to Slovenska Bistrica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Metlika.

Things to do in Slovenska Bistrica

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Metlika

— 1 night
Metlika is a town and municipality in the southeastern Slovenia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Bela Krajina Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Kambič.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Metlika online day trip planner.

You can drive from Slovenska Bistrica to Metlika in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Metlika are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Metlika

Museums
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