8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Bovec — 1 day

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 18th (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Pisa, Italy to Bovec is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Pisa in August, with highs in Bovec at 28°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Portorož.
Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
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Portorož — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Izolana - House of the Sea, enjoy the sand and surf at Svetilnik Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Strunjan Nature Reserve, and finally stroll through Portorož Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Koper Regional Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, and then stroll through Zusterna Beach.

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Drive from Bovec to Portorož in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, Portorož is a bit warmer than Bovec - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Ljubljana — 5 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Visiting Postojna Cave and Zipline will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ljubljana Old Town and Ljubljana Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Museum of Pharmacy and Alchemy (in Radovljica), Bled (Mala Osojnica, Bled Island, &more) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, don't miss a visit to Grotte di Postumia - Park Postojnska jama, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, and snap pictures at Dragon Bridge.

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Drive from Portorož to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Portorož in August; daily highs in Ljubljana reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure
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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.