8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Zagreb, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Zagreb, Fly to Skopje

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Ljubljana

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Bring the kids along to Ljubljana Old Town and Triple Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan) and Postojna (Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and take in the views from Cobblers' Bridge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip maker site.

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia to Ljubljana is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Piran.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Piran

— 1 night
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 11th (Tue): look for gifts at Lisjak - Premium extra virgin olive oil from Slovenian Istria, then don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, then relax and rejuvenate at Fish Spa Piran, and finally learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Piran online visit planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Piran in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in January, expect Piran to be somewhat warmer, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Piran

Shopping · Spas · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Bled

— 4 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bled Castle and Mala Osojnica. Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Bled Island, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, duck into Galerija Mikame, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bled road trip tool.

You can drive from Piran to Bled in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Piran in January, expect Bled to be slightly colder, temps between 4°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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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.