8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip planner
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Make it your trip
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Bled
— 1 night
Drive
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Kranjska Gora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Soča
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 1 night

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Bled — 1 night

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Triglav National Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bled journey planner.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major aiport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. May in Bled sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kranjska Gora.
Nature · Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

Kranjska Gora — 2 nights

A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Thirsty River Brewing. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Zgornjesavska Valley, look for all kinds of wild species at Zelenci Nature Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jasna, and finally make a trip to The Russian Chapel.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Kranjska Gora travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Kranjska Gora takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Kranjska Gora sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Soča.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure
Side Trip
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Soča — 3 nights

Soča is known for nature and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Šmartno, take an in-depth tour of Vipolže Villa, do a tasting at Klet Brda, and take in the views from Kanal Bridge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Soča route builder tool.

Getting from Kranjska Gora to Soča by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kranjska Gora in May; daily highs in Soča reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Ljubljana.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Wineries
Side Trips
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the views from Cobblers' Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, then take in the views from Triple Bridge, and finally snap pictures at Dragon Bridge. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Postojna Cave, explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Soča to Ljubljana takes 2 hours. Traveling from Soča in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ljubljana, with lows around 9°C.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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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.