8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Celje
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Celje
— 1 night
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Maribor
Drive
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Bizeljsko
— 1 night
Drive
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Novo Mesto
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Piran
— 1 night
Drive
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Bovec
— 1 night
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Bled
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
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Škofja Loka
— 1 night
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Durham

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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.
On the 31st (Thu), walk around Laško Spa Park, then examine the collection at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan, and then examine the collection at Museum of Recent History Celje.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Celje trip site.

Durham, USA to Celje is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Celje is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Durham in August; daily highs in Celje reach 82°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Maribor.
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Maribor

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
On the 31st (Thu), make a trip to Lutkovno gledalisce Maribor.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Maribor trip planner.

You can drive from Celje to Maribor in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Maribor sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Bizeljsko.
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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 1st (Fri): Head underground at Najger Repnica Wine Cave and then explore the historical opulence of Castle Brestanica.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bizeljsko trip planner.

You can drive from Maribor to Bizeljsko in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride 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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Breg.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Novo Mesto travel planning app.

Drive from Bizeljsko to Novo Mesto in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Novo Mesto can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Piran.
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Piran — 1 night

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 2nd (Sat), make a trip to Tartini Square, view the masterpieces at Nika's Tiny House, then examine the collection at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Magical World of Shells Museum.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Piran tour planner.

Traveling by car from Novo Mesto to Piran takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Novo Mesto in September, Piran is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bovec.
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Bovec — 1 night

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
To find out how to plan a trip to Bovec, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Piran to Bovec takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Piran in September, with highs in Bovec at 65°F and lows at 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for Bled.
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Bled

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Vintgar Gorge, steep yourself in history at France Preseren's Birth House - museum, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bled trip site.

Getting from Bovec to Bled by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, and then explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, then take in the views from Triple Bridge, then take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, and finally pause for some photo ops at Prešeren's Monument.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bled to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Škofja Loka.
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Škofja Loka — 1 night

Skofja Loka works great as a starting point for explorations into the Julian Alps, very near the country's capital Ljubljana.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the views from Capuchin Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Škofja Loka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Škofja Loka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel 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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