8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
Kranjska Gora
— 1 night
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to London


Ljubljana — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
You'll explore and learn at House of Illusions and Galerija Mikame. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bled Castle and Museum of Pharmacy and Alchemy. Change things up with a short trip to Bled Island in Bled (about 50 minutes away). Spend the 15th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: make a trip to Ljubljana Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ljubljana online trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Ljubljana is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Ljubljana due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ljubljana, with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Piran.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Piran — 3 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Magical World of Shells Museum and Nika's Tiny House will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Military Museum Tabor and Izolana - House of the Sea. Go for a jaunt from Piran to Hrastovlje to see Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Fonda Fish Farm, see the interesting displays at Koper Regional Museum, admire the local landmark of Da Ponte Fountain, and kick back and relax at Strunjan Nature Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Piran online trip maker.

Getting from Ljubljana to Piran by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in October, expect Piran to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Kranjska Gora.
Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks
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Kranjska Gora — 1 night

A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Slovenian Alpine Museum, identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass, then make a trip to Ajdovska Deklica, and finally see the interesting displays at Liznjekova house.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kranjska Gora trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Piran to Kranjska Gora takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Piran in October, with highs in Kranjska Gora at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive back home.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Slovenia travel guide

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.