8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia visit planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
1
Postojna
— 1 night
Drive
2
Bled
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Ljubljana
— 2 nights
Shuttle
4
Maribor
— 1 night
Shuttle

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Postojna

— 1 night
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, Head underground at Škocjan Caves, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle and then indulge your taste buds at Winestronaut.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Postojna road trip site.

Ljubljana to Postojna is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Postojna can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Postojna

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bled: Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana) and Bohinjsko Jezero (Vogel & Lake Bohinj). Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Vintgar Gorge, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, stroll through Bled Island, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bled trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Postojna to Bled by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Bled sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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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 28th (Sat), walk around Tivoli Park, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Metelkova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Ljubljana Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, then take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bled to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Adventure
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Ramšak Winery, admire the striking features of Vetrinjski dvor, and then savor the flavors at Big Guy's Wine Tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Maribor trip planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Maribor by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle back home.

Things to do in Maribor

Wineries · Tours
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Slovenia travel guide

4.2
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.