8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip planner

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Fly to Trieste, Foot to Trieste Airport, Train to Postojna
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Postojna
— 1 day
Drive
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Predjama
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bohinjska Bistrica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 1 night
Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Rome

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Postojna

— 1 day
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, then Head underground at Škocjan Caves, and then appreciate the views at Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Postojna vacation planner.

Rome, Italy to Postojna is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in August, things will get a bit cooler in Postojna: highs are around 31°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Predjama.

Things to do in Postojna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Predjama

— 1 night
Predjama is a small settlement in the Municipality of Postojna in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.LandmarksCastlePredjama Castle, a Renaissance castle and a major tourist attraction in Slovenia, is located at the mouth of a cave just above the settlement.ChurchOur Lady of Sorows Church in the settlement is a chapel of ease of the Parish of Studeno. On the 9th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nanos Plateau.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Predjama route planner.

Predjama is just a stone's throw from Postojna. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bled.

Things to do in Predjama

Outdoors · Nature · Trails · Parks

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.
On the 10th (Tue), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll through Straža Bled, take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, then trek along Vintgar Gorge, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Town Centre of Radovljica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jasna, then admire the verdant scenery at Zgornjesavska Valley, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Bled sightseeing planner.

Drive from Predjama to Bled in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Bohinjska Bistrica.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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Bohinjska Bistrica

— 3 nights
Bohinjska Bistrica occupies a scenic spot at the foothills of the Julian Alps, near the picturesque Lake Bohinj.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Bohinj and Soča Valley. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum and Gewerkenegg Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Francis's Shaft (in Idrija), Kobarid (Drežnica Village & Kozjak Waterfall) and Tolmin (Tolmin Gorge & Tolmin Castle). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Vogel, explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Boka Waterfall, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bohinjska Bistrica tour planner.

Bohinjska Bistrica is very close to Bled. In August, daily temperatures in Bohinjska Bistrica can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bohinjska Bistrica

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Ljubljana

— 1 night
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): visit Ljubljana Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Contemporary History.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Bohinjska Bistrica to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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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.