8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Piran — 1 day

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 14th (Tue), learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, make a trip to Port Piran, then relax and rejuvenate at Fish Spa Piran, and finally don't miss a visit to Tartini Square.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Piran trip planning website.

Ljubljana to Piran is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in December, expect Piran to be somewhat warmer, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bovec.
Spas · Childrens Museums · Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Mangart Saddle, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty River Brewing.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bovec trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Piran to Bovec takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Piran in December: high temperatures in Bovec hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.
Scenic Drive · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bohinjsko Jezero (Vogel & Lake Bohinj). Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, trek along Vintgar Gorge, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, and take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bled day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Bled takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Ljubljana — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Postojna (Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, take in the views from Triple Bridge, and walk around Tivoli Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip builder app.

Getting from Bled to Ljubljana by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Slovenia travel guide

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.