8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 5 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 2 nights
Drive

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Ljubljana

— 5 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 Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Bled (Triglav National Park, Zakladi Slovenije, &more). The adventure continues: stop by Ljubljana Old Town, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and wander the streets of Metelkova.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana day trip site.

Rome, Italy to Ljubljana is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in May: high temperatures in Ljubljana hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Piran

— 2 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 9th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Friary, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, then Head underground at Škocjan Caves, and finally don't miss a visit to Chiesetta Romanica Con Danza Macabra. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, relax and rejuvenate at Fish Spa Piran, then take a leisurely stroll along Port Piran, and finally get curious at Magical World of Shells Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Piran trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Piran takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Piran. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Piran

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

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.