8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ottawa
Fly + Shuttle:  15 h
1
Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Piran
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Bovec
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Ottawa

3
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje), Bled (Straza Bled, Bled Island, &more) and Postojna (Predjama Castle & Postojna Cave). And it doesn't end there: visit Ljubljana Old Town, walk around Tivoli Park, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, and stroll through Congress Square (Kongresni trg).

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana travel planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Ljubljana is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Piran.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bled, Postojna, Vintgar Gorge
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

1
night
Piran

Piran ©
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 24th (Mon), make a trip to Walls of Piran, view the masterpieces at Nika's Tiny House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, then make a trip to Tartini Square, and finally get curious at Magical World of Shells Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Piran day trip tool.

Drive from Ljubljana to Piran in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Piran, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Piran

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum
Tartini Square ©
Tartini Square
Walls of Piran ©
Walls of Piran

1
night
Bovec

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 25th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Soča Valley, contemplate the long history of Ravelnik Open Air Museum, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bovec trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Piran to Bovec in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Piran in August; daily highs in Bovec reach 28°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bovec

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Soča Valley ©
Soča Valley
Ravelnik Open Air Museum ©
Ravelnik Open Air Museum

1
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Bohinjsko Jezero

Bohinjsko Jezero ©
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bohinjsko Jezero trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bohinjsko Jezero can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Nature
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Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj

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