8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Venice, Shuttle to Portorož
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Portorož
— 1 night
Drive
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Bovec
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Zagreb, Fly to Barcelona

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Portorož

— 1 night
A resort town on the country's scenic Adriatic coastline, Portoroz offers many spas with all kinds of therapeutic treatments, many based on the brine and mud from the area's salt pans.
On the 26th (Mon), walk around Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Tartini Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, take in the exciting artwork at Nika's Tiny House, have fun and explore at Magical World of Shells Museum, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Portorož trip maker app.

Barcelona, Spain to Portorož is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Portorož, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Portorož

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Bovec

— 2 nights
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 28th (Wed): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, witness the site of a historic battle at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge, then contemplate the long history of Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem), and finally examine the collection at Cheese Museum of Kobarid. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Joseph, identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bovec route maker.

Getting from Portorož to Bovec by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portorož in July: high temperatures in Bovec hover around 29°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bovec

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Bohinjsko Jezero

— 1 night
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist, then take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall, then go from sight to sight with Vogel, and finally get engrossed in the history at Oplen House Museum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bohinjsko Jezero trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bohinjsko Jezero are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Transportation

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

Ljubljana

— 3 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get some historical perspective at Ljubljana Castle and Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Natural Bathing Place Lajšt. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, view the masterpieces at Galerija Hest, engage your brain at House of Experiments - Hisa eksperimentov, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bohinjsko Jezero to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

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.