8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
— 1 night
— 2 nights
— 1 day
Novo Mesto
— 3 nights
— 1 night


Ljubljana — 1 night

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 15th (Mon), Head underground at Postojna Cave, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, then snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, then make a trip to Ljubljana Castle, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana tour builder website.

Milan, Italy to Ljubljana is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Milan in August, expect Ljubljana to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Maribor.
Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to Main Square.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Maribor road trip planning site.

Traveling by shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Zreče.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Zreče — 1 day

Zreče is a town and a municipality in northeast Slovenia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John The Baptist, indulge your taste buds at Zlati Grič Wine Cellar, admire the striking features of Žiče Charterhouse, then see the interesting displays at Villa Svitanje, and finally go for a walk through Pohorje Treetop Walk.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zreče trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Zreče takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Zreče are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Novo Mesto.
Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums
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Novo Mesto — 3 nights

Novo Mesto is the city on a bend of the Krka River in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Breg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Novo Mesto Cathedral, then examine the collection at Museum of Dolenjska, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Otočec Castle Park. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: boost your wellbeing at Terme Čatež, explore the historical opulence of Brežice Castle, and then admire the masterpieces at Božidar Jakac Art Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Novo Mesto online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Zreče to Novo Mesto takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Kranj.
Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks
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Kranj — 1 night

The capital of Slovenia's Alps, Kranj allows you to stand with one foot in the nature and another in a town that's both a cultural center and a base for outdoor activities.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the views from Capuchin Bridge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Velika Planina, then admire the local landmark of Plečnik's Arcade & Fountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Tunnels Under Old Kranj. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Nesk's Footbridge and then appreciate the history behind Franja Partisan Hospital.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kranj journey app.

You can drive from Novo Mesto to Kranj in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Kranj sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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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.