8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia sightseeing planner

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Sevnica
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Podčetrtek
— 1 night
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Ptuj
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Solčava
— 1 night
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Tržič
— 1 night
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Bovec
— 1 night
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Koper
— 2 nights
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Metlika
— 1 night
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Sevnica
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Sevnica

Sevnica is a town on the left bank of the Sava River in central Slovenia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Raka Castle and then step into the grandiose world of Sevnica Castle.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sevnica route maker.

Ljubljana to Sevnica is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in Sevnica can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Podčetrtek.

Things to do in Sevnica

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:
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Podčetrtek

— 1 night
For most visitors on holiday in Podcetrtek, thermal waters remain the big draw.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stop by Jelenov Greben Homestead.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Podčetrtek trip planner.

You can drive from Sevnica to Podčetrtek in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for Ptuj.

Things to do in Podčetrtek

Shopping · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Ptuj

A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
On the 5th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Ptuj Castle and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. George.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ptuj trip planner.

Getting from Podčetrtek to Ptuj by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Ptuj, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Solčava.

Things to do in Ptuj

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Solčava

— 1 night
Visit Solcava to discover a region near the Austrian border where a drive down a panoramic road delivers some of the best views in Europe.
On the 6th (Sun), Head underground at Snow Cave and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Mary of the Snow.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Solčava trip planner.

You can drive from Ptuj to Solčava in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Solčava are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tržič.

Things to do in Solčava

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Tržič

— 1 night
Nature lovers can spend their Trzic vacation hiking the nearby gorge, cut by a wild mountain river.
On the 6th (Sun), examine the collection at Trzic Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tržič trip builder website.

You can drive from Solčava to Tržič in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Bovec.

Things to do in Tržič

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Bovec

— 1 night
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 7th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Ravelnik Open Air Museum and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the next day, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in breathtaking views at Virje Waterfall, and then admire the verdant scenery at Soča Valley.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bovec trip maker tool.

Drive from Tržič to Bovec in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Bovec are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Koper.

Things to do in Bovec

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Koper

— 2 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
On the 9th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, Head underground at Škocjan Caves, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sodna palaca.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Koper trip website.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Koper takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bovec in September: high temperatures in Koper hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Metlika.

Things to do in Koper

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Metlika

— 1 night
Metlika is a town and municipality in the southeastern Slovenia. For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Metlika trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Koper to Metlika takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Koper in September, things will get little chillier in Metlika: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Sevnica.

Things to do in Metlika

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:
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Sevnica

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Sevnica itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Metlika to Sevnica in 1.5 hours. On the 11th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Sevnica

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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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.