8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Kranj
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Kranjska Gora
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Log pod Mangartom
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Bovec
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Tolmin
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Šmarje
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Portorož
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Kočevje
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Novo Mesto
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Metlika
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Kostanjevica na Krki
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Bizeljsko
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Sevnica
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Celje
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Velenje
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Kranj

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): walk around Prešeren Grove and then contemplate the long history of Old Town Centre of Radovljica.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kranj road trip site.

Ljubljana to Kranj is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kranj can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kranjska Gora.
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Kranjska Gora

A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
On the 1st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kranjska Gora sightseeing app.

Drive from Kranj to Kranjska Gora in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Log pod Mangartom.
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Log pod Mangartom — 1 night

Log pod Mangartom, is a settlement in the Municipality of Bovec in the Littoral region of Slovenia. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Log pod Mangartom online holiday planner.

You can drive from Kranjska Gora to Log pod Mangartom in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Log pod Mangartom are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off to Bovec.
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Bovec

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Bovec tour itinerary planner.

Bovec is just a stone's throw from Log pod Mangartom. In May in Bovec, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Tolmin.
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Tolmin — 1 night

At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tolmin trip planner.

Drive from Bovec to Tolmin in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bovec in May, things will get a bit warmer in Tolmin: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Šmarje.
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Šmarje — 1 night

Šmarje is a village in the City Municipality of Koper in the Littoral region of Slovenia.The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Šmarje day trip website.

Getting from Tolmin to Šmarje by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. You'll set off for Portorož on the 4th (Wed).
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Portorož

A resort town on the country's scenic Adriatic coastline, Portoroz offers many spas with all kinds of therapeutic treatments, many based on the brine and mud from the area's salt pans.
On the 4th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, then don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and then learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Portorož trip builder app.

Portorož is just a short distance from Šmarje. In May in Portorož, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kočevje.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Muzej Ribnica and then take a peaceful walk through Krokar Primeval Forest.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kočevje vacation planner.

You can drive from Portorož to Kočevje in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Novo Mesto.
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Novo Mesto

Novo Mesto is the city on a bend of the Krka River in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Novo Mesto fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Kočevje to Novo Mesto by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kočevje in May since evenings lows in Novo Mesto dip to 11°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Metlika.
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Metlika — 1 night

Metlika is a town and municipality in the southeastern Slovenia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Bela Krajina Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kolpa River.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Metlika online trip planner.

Drive from Novo Mesto to Metlika in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Metlika sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Kostanjevica na Krki.
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Kostanjevica na Krki

History buffs will likely spend much of their Kostanjevica na Krki vacation exploring the local museum, a former monastery and one of the country's finest medieval monuments.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kostanjevica na Krki trip tool.

You can drive from Metlika to Kostanjevica na Krki in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Kostanjevica na Krki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 6th (Fri), you're off to Bizeljsko.
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Bizeljsko — 1 night

Bizeljsko is a settlement in the Municipality of Brežice in eastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Brežice Castle and then walk around Kozjansko Regional Park.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bizeljsko journey builder.

Getting from Kostanjevica na Krki to Bizeljsko by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sevnica.
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Sevnica

Sevnica is a town on the left bank of the Sava River in central Slovenia. To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sevnica trip maker tool.

You can drive from Bizeljsko to Sevnica in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Sevnica, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Celje.
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Celje — 1 night

An old city with a modern vibe, Celje features a castle and historical town center, surrounded by a green landscpe tailor-made for an exciting and active holiday.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Celje Water Tower.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Celje trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sevnica to Celje takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Celje are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for Velenje.
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Velenje

With its lakes and well-maintained grassy beaches, Velenje will satisfy every tourist eager to relax or take a swim during summer months.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Tito Statue, then explore the fascinating underground world of Hell Cave, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at La Vita Spa & Beauty.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Velenje trip itinerary planner.

Velenje is just a stone's throw from Celje. In May in Velenje, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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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.
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