8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Bled
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Nova Gorica
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Valletta


Bled — 3 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Bled Castle and Bled Island will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Wine Tasting Bled and Katr's House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bled: Bohinjsko Jezero (Vogel, Savica Waterfall, &more), Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana) and Kranjska Gora (Zelenci Nature Reserve, Vršič Pass, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Vintgar Gorge, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the awesome beauty at Viševnik, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Straža Bled.

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Valletta, Malta to Bled is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Valletta in August, expect Bled to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bovec.
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Bovec — 1 night

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Italian Charnel House, then examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bovec journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Bovec takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nova Gorica.
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Nova Gorica — 2 nights

A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): try your luck at Perla Casino, take in the views from Solkan Bridge, learn about winemaking at Vino Zorz, then Head underground at Škocjan Caves, then tour the stables at Lipica Stud Farm, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jewish Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Franciscan Monastery Kostanjevica, make a trip to Stazione Transalpina, get great views at Sveta Gora (Holy Mountain), then learn about winemaking at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Štanjel Castle.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nova Gorica trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Nova Gorica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bovec in August, expect Nova Gorica to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.
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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 12th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Ljubljana Castle, then get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, and finally snap pictures at Triple Bridge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana holiday planning app.

You can drive from Nova Gorica to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nova Gorica in August: high temperatures in Ljubljana hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.