8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip planner

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Ljubljana
— 1 day
Drive
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Škofja Loka
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled
— 2 nights
Drive
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Škocjan
— 1 night
Drive
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Lipica
— 1 night
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights

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Ljubljana

— 1 day
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 18th (Tue), make a trip to Ljubljana Castle, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, then take in the views from Triple Bridge, and finally snap pictures at Dragon Bridge.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana visit planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Ljubljana. In May, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Škofja Loka.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Škofja Loka

— 1 night
Skofja Loka works great as a starting point for explorations into the Julian Alps, very near the country's capital Ljubljana.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stop by Atelje Skulj - Pottery Studio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Kancijan Church, then make a trip to Tunnels Under Old Kranj, then get engrossed in the history at Khislstein Castle, and finally appreciate the history behind Marian and Holy Trinity Columns.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Škofja Loka itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Škofja Loka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Škofja Loka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Škofja Loka

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Bled

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Triglav National Park. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Bled Island, hike along Vintgar Gorge, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bled road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Škofja Loka to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Škocjan.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Škocjan

— 1 night
Most people visit Skocjan to tour the famed caves, one of Slovenia's top attractions.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nanos Plateau and then Head underground at Škocjan Caves.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Škocjan trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Bled to Škocjan in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Lipica.

Things to do in Škocjan

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Lipica

— 1 night
Known for its Lipizzaner horses, Lipica is nevertheless more than just a horse lover's heaven.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum Tabor, take in the exciting artwork at Avgust Cernigoj Gallery, then tour the stables at Lipica Stud Farm, and finally Head underground at Vilenica Cave.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Lipica day trip planning site.

Lipica is very close to Škocjan. In May in Lipica, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Lipica

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Ljubljana

— 2 nights
On the 24th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, then take in the exciting artwork at Ravnikar Gallery Space, and finally stroll around Tivoli Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ljubljana online travel route planner.

Getting from Lipica to Ljubljana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lipica in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Ljubljana, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

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.