8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Kranj
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Kranjska Gora
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Log pod Mangartom
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Bovec
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Tolmin
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Šmarje
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Portorož
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Kočevje
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Novo Mesto
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Metlika
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Kostanjevica na Krki
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Bizeljsko
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Sevnica
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Celje
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Velenje
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Kranj

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): walk around Prešeren Grove and then steep yourself in history at Old Town Centre of Radovljica.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Kranj trip planning website.

Ljubljana to Kranj is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kranjska Gora.
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Kranjska Gora

A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kranjska Gora itinerary website.

Getting from Kranj to Kranjska Gora by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Kranjska Gora, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Log pod Mangartom.
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Log pod Mangartom — 1 night

Log pod Mangartom, is a settlement in the Municipality of Bovec in the Littoral region of Slovenia. To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Log pod Mangartom vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Kranjska Gora to Log pod Mangartom in an hour. Another option is to drive. In August, daytime highs in Log pod Mangartom are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll travel to Bovec.
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Bovec

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 23rd (Tue): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bovec vacation planner.

Bovec is very close to Log pod Mangartom. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tolmin.
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Tolmin — 1 night

At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum and then explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge.

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You can drive from Bovec to Tolmin in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bovec in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Tolmin: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Šmarje.
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Šmarje — 1 night

Šmarje is a village in the City Municipality of Koper in the Littoral region of Slovenia.The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Šmarje trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tolmin to Šmarje takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Portorož on the 25th (Thu).
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Portorož

A resort town on the country's scenic Adriatic coastline, Portoroz offers many spas with all kinds of therapeutic treatments, many based on the brine and mud from the area's salt pans.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, then don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and then get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Portorož road trip planning app.

Portorož is very close to Šmarje. In August in Portorož, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Kočevje.
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Kočevje — 1 night

Together with the Krokar primeval forest, which is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Kočevje Region makes for a truly mystical forest landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Muzej Ribnica and then delve into the lush surroundings at Krokar Primeval Forest.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kočevje online vacation planner.

Getting from Portorož to Kočevje by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Portorož in August, Kočevje is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Novo Mesto.
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Novo Mesto

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. To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Novo Mesto trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kočevje to Novo Mesto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kočevje in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Novo Mesto, with lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Metlika on the 26th (Fri).
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Metlika — 1 night

Metlika is a town and municipality in the southeastern Slovenia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Bela Krajina Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kolpa River.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Metlika online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Novo Mesto to Metlika takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Metlika sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kostanjevica na Krki.
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Kostanjevica na Krki

History buffs will likely spend much of their Kostanjevica na Krki vacation exploring the local museum, a former monastery and one of the country's finest medieval monuments.
For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kostanjevica na Krki travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Metlika to Kostanjevica na Krki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kostanjevica na Krki can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for Bizeljsko on the 27th (Sat).
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Bizeljsko — 1 night

Bizeljsko is a settlement in the Municipality of Brežice in eastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Brežice Castle and then walk around Kozjansko Regional Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bizeljsko day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kostanjevica na Krki to Bizeljsko takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sevnica.
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Sevnica

Sevnica is a town on the left bank of the Sava River in central Slovenia. To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sevnica road trip planning site.

Drive from Bizeljsko to Sevnica in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll set off for Celje on the 28th (Sun).
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): make a trip to Celje Water Tower.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Celje trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sevnica to Celje in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Velenje.
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Velenje

With its lakes and well-maintained grassy beaches, Velenje will satisfy every tourist eager to relax or take a swim during summer months.
On the 29th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Tito Statue, Head underground at Hell Cave, and then relax and rejuvenate at La Vita Spa & Beauty.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Velenje road trip planning app.

Velenje is very close to Celje. In August in Velenje, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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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.
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