8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia travel route planner

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Drive
1
Bled
— 1 night
Drive
2
Bovec
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Solčava
— 1 day
Drive
4
Maribor
— 1 night
Shuttle
5
Ljubljana
— 1 night
Drive
6
Piran
— 2 nights

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Bled

— 1 night
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 27th (Fri): look for gifts at Tishler, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Triglav National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bled online trip itinerary planner.

Chur, Switzerland to Bled is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the verdant scenery at Soča Valley, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bovec trip builder.

Drive from Bled to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Bovec, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Solčava.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

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Solčava

— 1 day
Visit Solcava to discover a region near the Austrian border where a drive down a panoramic road delivers some of the best views in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): cruise along Solčava Panoramic Road, then walk around Logar Valley Landscape Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Mary of the Snow.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Solčava itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Bovec to Solčava in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Solčava can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Solčava

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

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.
For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Maribor trip planner.

Drive from Solčava to Maribor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In August in Maribor, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. You will leave for Ljubljana on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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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 31st (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, then take in the views from Triple Bridge, then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, and finally snap pictures at Dragon Bridge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ljubljana vacation planning tool.

Getting from Maribor to Ljubljana by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Piran.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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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 1st (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, Head underground at Škocjan Caves, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Izolana - House of the Sea, experience rural life at Fonda Fish Farm, then enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Piran day trip planning site.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Piran in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Piran is a bit warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Piran

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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.