8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Škocjan
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Soča
— 1 night
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Tolmin
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Kobarid
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Bovec
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Kranjska Gora
— 1 night
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Bled
— 2 nights
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Radovljica
— 1 night
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Škofja Loka
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Ljubljana
— 1 night
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Postojna
— 1 day
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Stari Trg pri Lozu
— 1 night
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Škocjan

Most people visit Skocjan to tour the famed caves, one of Slovenia's top attractions.
On the 15th (Sun), Head underground at Škocjan Caves and then contemplate the long history of Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem).

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Škocjan vacation planner.

Trieste, Italy to Škocjan is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Soča.

Things to do in Škocjan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Soča

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Soča Valley.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Soča trip tool.

Traveling by car from Škocjan to Soča takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Soča can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tolmin.

Things to do in Soča

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Tolmin

At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): hike along Krampež Waterfall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tolmin tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Soča to Tolmin takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kobarid.

Things to do in Tolmin

Wildlife · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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Kobarid

At the very heart of picturesque Soca Valley, Kobarid delivers some of the most stunning views of Slovenia's highest peaks, as well as a chance to enjoy some exciting alpine rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kobarid driving holiday planner.

Kobarid is just a short distance from Tolmin. Traveling from Tolmin in August, expect Kobarid to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 14°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Kobarid

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Bovec

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 16th (Mon), head outdoors with Bovec Rafting Team.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Bovec itinerary planner.

Bovec is very close to Kobarid. August in Bovec sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Bovec

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Great Soča Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Zelenci Nature Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jasna, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Martuljek Waterfalls.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kranjska Gora trip planner.

Drive from Bovec to Kranjska Gora in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Kranjska Gora sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): head off the coast to Bled Island, hike along Vintgar Gorge, then admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Bohinj. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Parish Church and then take some stellar pictures from Ojstrica.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bled itinerary builder website.

Drive from Kranjska Gora to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bled are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Radovljica.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Radovljica

— 1 night
Radovljica is a medieval town right at the footsteps of the Julian Alps.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Primoz Church and then admire the sheer force of Šum Waterfall.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Radovljica trip maker tool.

Radovljica is very close to Bled. In August, daily temperatures in Radovljica can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for Škofja Loka.

Things to do in Radovljica

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Škofja Loka

Skofja Loka works great as a starting point for explorations into the Julian Alps, very near the country's capital Ljubljana.
On the 20th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Marian and Holy Trinity Columns and then get engrossed in the history at Škofja Loka Castle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Škofja Loka online journey planner.

Škofja Loka is just a short distance from Radovljica. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Škofja Loka

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
On the 20th (Fri), examine the collection at Jewish Cultural Center Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Škofja Loka to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Postojna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): Head underground at Postojna Cave, then explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cross Cave.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Postojna trip builder.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Postojna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Stari Trg pri Lozu.

Things to do in Postojna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Stari Trg pri Lozu

— 1 night
The small village of Stari Trg pri Lozu remains especially interesting to history buffs and nature lovers.
For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Stari Trg pri Lozu trip planner.

Getting from Postojna to Stari Trg pri Lozu by car takes about an hour. In August, daytime highs in Stari Trg pri Lozu are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Stari Trg pri Lozu

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
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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.