8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia vacation planner

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Make it your trip
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Nova Gorica
— 1 night
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Kranjska Gora
— 1 night
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Piran
— 1 night
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
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Maribor
— 1 night
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Novo Mesto
— 1 night
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Nova Gorica

— 1 night
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Gallus Craft & Draft Beer Bar, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Reservoir Dogs brewery, and then do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nova Gorica holiday tool.

Ljubljana to Nova Gorica is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ljubljana in December, expect Nova Gorica to be somewhat warmer, temps between 12°C and 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): hit the slopes at Smučarska Šola ASK Kranjska Gora, don't miss a visit to Prisank Mountain Window, then make a trip to Ajdovska Deklica, and finally don't miss a visit to Tromeja -Triple border.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Kranjska Gora road trip planner.

Getting from Nova Gorica to Kranjska Gora by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nova Gorica in December; daily highs in Kranjska Gora reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Piran.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
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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 19th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Sodna palaca, then don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and then examine the collection at Tartini's House.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Piran travel planning tool.

Drive from Kranjska Gora to Piran in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kranjska Gora in December, with highs in Piran at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Piran

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Spas

Side Trip

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): take in the views from Dragon Bridge, take in the views from Triple Bridge, then take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, then explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Piran to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Piran in December; daily highs in Ljubljana reach 5°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): look for gifts at Vino Valdhuber, then fly down the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Perfect Body, and finally indulge your taste buds at Big Guy's Wine Tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Maribor sightseeing website.

Traveling by shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Maribor, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Novo Mesto.

Things to do in Maribor

Outdoors · Spas · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

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Novo Mesto

— 1 night
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. On the 24th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Otočec Castle Park, see the interesting displays at Museum of Dolenjska, contemplate the long history of Breg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Novo Mesto Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Novo Mesto online visit planner.

Getting from Maribor to Novo Mesto by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Novo Mesto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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.