8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia route planner

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Maribor
— 1 night
Drive
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Ptuj
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 2 nights
Drive

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Maribor

— 1 night
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
On the 20th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, then delve into the distant past at Water Tower, and then examine the collection at Old Vine House.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Maribor trip planner.

Ljubljana to Maribor is an approximately 1.5-hour shuttle ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Ptuj.

Things to do in Maribor

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:

Ptuj

— 2 nights
A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
On the 21st (Wed), examine the collection at Rogatec Open Air Museum and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Ptuj Castle, see the interesting displays at Dominican Monastery, and then explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ptuj trip maker site.

Drive from Maribor to Ptuj in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Ptuj

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Ljubljana

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 23rd (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and then explore the activities along Ljubljanica River. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ljubljana trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ptuj to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Piran.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

Piran

— 2 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Rocco/ Cerkev sv. Roka and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Peter. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Portorož Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, then kick back and relax at Strunjan Nature Reserve, and finally admire the striking features of Sodna palaca.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Piran driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Piran takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Piran, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:

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.