8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia holiday planner

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Ajdovščina
— 1 day
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Bovec
— 3 nights
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Kranjska Gora
— 1 night
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Kranj
— 1 night
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Mačkovci
— 1 night
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Metlika
— 1 night
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Ajdovščina

— 1 day
Ajdovščina is a small town with a population of about 6,700, located in the Vipava Valley, during Italian rule (1918–1943, nominally lasted to 1947), the style of the town does not resemble that of a typical Italian town. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): walk around Ferrari Garden, then learn about winemaking at Winery Tilia Estate, and then indulge your senses at Winestronaut.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ajdovščina trip planner.

Ljubljana to Ajdovščina is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ajdovščina when traveling from Ljubljana in July, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Ajdovščina

Wineries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Bovec

— 3 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Step out of Bovec with an excursion to Tolmin Gorge in Tolmin--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, and explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bovec sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Ajdovščina to Bovec in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ajdovščina in July; daily highs in Bovec reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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 4th (Wed), explore the activities along Lake Jasna, then make a trip to The Russian Chapel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Planica Valley.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kranjska Gora road trip website.

You can drive from Bovec to Kranjska Gora in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kranjska Gora are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kranj.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Kranj

— 1 night
The capital of Slovenia's Alps, Kranj allows you to stand with one foot in the nature and another in a town that's both a cultural center and a base for outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Godešič Meadows, browse the exhibits of Škofja Loka Castle, then make a trip to Tunnels Under Old Kranj, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Town Centre of Radovljica.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kranj trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kranjska Gora to Kranj takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Kranj can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mačkovci.

Things to do in Kranj

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Mačkovci

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Grad Castle and then do a tasting at Winery Marof.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mačkovci trip planner.

Getting from Kranj to Mačkovci by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Mačkovci sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Metlika.

Things to do in Mačkovci

Historic Sites · Wineries

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Metlika

— 1 night
Metlika is a town and municipality in the southeastern Slovenia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at Bela Krajina Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Kolpa River, and then look for all kinds of wild species at River Krupa Spring.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Metlika trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Mačkovci to Metlika takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Metlika

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

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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.