8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Bled
— 1 night
2
Koper
— 2 nights
3
Maribor
— 2 nights
4
Ljubljana
— 2 nights

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night
Bled

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 17th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Bled Island, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, get great views at Ojstrica, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Straža Bled, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bled trip planner.

Ljubljana to Bled is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for Koper.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pokljuka Gorge, Lake Bohinj
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Straža Bled ©
Straža Bled
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

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Koper

Koper ©
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
On the 18th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower and then shop like a local with Loza Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Francis of Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Strunjan Nature Reserve, and finally contemplate the long history of Muda Gate.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Koper road trip planner.

You can drive from Bled to Koper in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bled in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Koper, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Koper

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Piran, Strunjan Nature Reserve, Portorož Beach
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Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower ©
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower
St. George's Church
St. George's Church
Portorož Beach ©
Portorož Beach

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Maribor

Maribor ©
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Maribor Regional Museum, examine the collection at Museum of National Liberation, pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plague Column, then examine the collection at Old Vine House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lent. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. George, see the interesting displays at Ptuj Castle, make a trip to Prešernova Street, learn about winemaking at Ramšak Winery, then do a tasting at Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grajski Trg square.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Maribor tour planner.

Getting from Koper to Maribor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Koper in August since evenings lows in Maribor dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the shuttle to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Ptuj
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Old Vine House ©
Old Vine House
Ptuj Castle ©
Ptuj Castle
Prešernova Street ©
Prešernova Street

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Ljubljana

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Contemporary History and Cankarjevo Nabrežje. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ljubljanica River. There's much more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, sample the tasty concoctions at Union Experience, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ljubljana road trip tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Cankarjevo Nabrežje ©
Cankarjevo Nabrežje

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