8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Maribor
— 1 night
Drive
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Vipava
— 1 night
Drive
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Kranjska Gora
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Rome

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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 12th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, explore the activities along 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 13th (Fri): stroll around Tivoli Park, step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana vacation planner.

Rome, Italy to Ljubljana is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in August: high temperatures in Ljubljana hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

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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.
On the 14th (Sat), indulge your senses at Big Guy's Wine Tour, admire the striking features of Vetrinjski dvor, and then learn about winemaking at Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Maribor trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Ljubljana to Maribor by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vipava.

Things to do in Maribor

Wineries · Tours
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Vipava

— 1 night
Vipava sits in a green landscape where picturesque and unspoiled nature delivers exciting opportunities to get active in the outdoors throughout the year.
On the 15th (Sun), Head underground at Škocjan Caves, then explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, and then awaken your taste buds at Vino Zorz.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vipava trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Vipava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Maribor in August since evenings lows in Vipava dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Vipava

Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

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Kranjska Gora

— 1 night
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
On the 16th (Mon), explore the activities along Lake Jasna, then identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mojčin Dom na Vitrancu.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kranjska Gora trip planner.

You can drive from Vipava to Kranjska Gora in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Vipava in August, things will get a bit cooler in Kranjska Gora: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: Bohinjsko Jezero (Vogel & Lake Bohinj). Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Vintgar Gorge, take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, take in the dramatic scenery at Slap Grmečica, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bled trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kranjska Gora to Bled in an hour. Another option is to 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 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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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.