8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Pittsburgh


Ljubljana — 2 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 29th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, then take in the views from Triple Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, then step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, then look for gifts at Guštarna, and finally snap pictures at Dragon Bridge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana online tour planner.

Pittsburgh, USA to Ljubljana is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Ljubljana, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in August, Ljubljana is little chillier at night with lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Celje.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
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Celje — 1 night

An old city with a modern vibe, Celje features a castle and historical town center, surrounded by a green landscpe tailor-made for an exciting and active holiday.
To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Celje visit planner.

Drive from Ljubljana to Celje in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. You will leave for Bled on the 31st (Wed).
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Bled — 1 day

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 31st (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, then hike along Vintgar Gorge, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bled route planner.

You can drive from Celje to Bled in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Bled, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bovec.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): hike along Krampež Waterfall, then admire the verdant scenery at Soča Valley, and then examine the collection at Kobarid Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bovec online vacation planner.

Getting from Bled to Bovec by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Bovec are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Piran.
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Piran — 2 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 3rd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, then Head underground at Škocjan Caves, and then brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum Tabor.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Piran visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Piran takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bovec in September, expect Piran to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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.