8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip planner

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Drive to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Ptuj
— 1 day
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Drive to Lake Geneva



— 1 day
A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Ptuj Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Prešernova Street, and then examine the collection at Slovenska Bistrica Castle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ptuj trip itinerary builder app.

Lake Geneva, USA to Ptuj is an approximately 17-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Lake Geneva to Ptuj. In May in Ptuj, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Ptuj

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 19:


— 4 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get some cultural insight at Ljubljana Old Town and Ljubljana Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Museum of Hostages (in Begunje na Gorenjskem) and Bled (Galerija Mikame, Ojstrica, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation and explore the engaging exhibits at House of Illusions.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip maker.

You can drive from Ptuj to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 23:


— 2 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 24th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, then get curious at Magical World of Shells Museum, then see the interesting displays at Mediadom Pyrhani, and finally get engrossed in the history at Tonina House.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Piran journey builder.

Drive from Ljubljana to Piran in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Piran, with lows around 53°F. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Piran

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.