8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
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Koper
— 1 night
Drive
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Bovec
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled
— 3 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Postojna (Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Triple Bridge, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana itinerary builder tool.

Glasgow, UK to Ljubljana is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Glasgow to Ljubljana due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Glasgow, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ljubljana, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

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Koper

— 1 night
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
On the 11th (Wed), Head underground at Škocjan Caves, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Friary, and then don't miss a visit to Tartini Square.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Koper day trip site.

Getting from Ljubljana to Koper by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Koper, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Koper

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
On the 12th (Thu), sample the tasty concoctions at Thirsty River Brewing, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bovec using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koper to Bovec takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, Bovec is a bit cooler than Koper - with highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Bovec

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:

Bled

— 3 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bled: Bohinjsko Jezero (Lake Bohinj & Church of St John the Baptist). Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Vintgar Gorge, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and head off the coast to Bled Island.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Bled road trip planning 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 May, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.