8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Ljubljana — 1 night

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, then take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ljubljana tour itinerary builder.

Edinburgh, UK to Ljubljana is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Edinburgh to Ljubljana, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in May, expect nights in Ljubljana to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kočevje.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Kočevje — 1 night

Together with the Krokar primeval forest, which is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Kočevje Region makes for a truly mystical forest landscape.
On the 20th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Muzej Ribnica, examine the collection at Public Institute Ribnica Handicraft Centre, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Stephen.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kočevje day trip planning site.

Drive from Ljubljana to Kočevje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ljubljana in May, Kočevje is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Vipava.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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Vipava — 2 nights

Vipava sits in a green landscape where picturesque and unspoiled nature delivers exciting opportunities to get active in the outdoors throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Vipava River Spring and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, Head underground at Postojna Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cross Cave.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vipava online journey builder.

You can drive from Kočevje to Vipava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Vipava sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Divača.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trips
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Divača — 1 night

Divača is a large nucleated village in the Littoral region of Slovenia, near the Italian border. To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Divača driving holiday planner.

Divača is very close to Vipava. May in Divača sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips
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Ljubljana — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bled Island, and finally get great views at Ojstrica. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the views from Dragon Bridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and finally walk around Tivoli Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ljubljana visit planner.

Drive from Divača to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Divača in May since evenings lows in Ljubljana dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Fun & Games
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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.