8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Zagreb, Shuttle to Ljubljana
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Venice, Fly to Barcelona


Ljubljana — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Step out of the city life by going to Postojna Cave and Zipline. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Bled Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Nativity Museum (Muzej jaslic) (in Brezje). Spend the 13th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Triple Bridge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Ljubljana driving holiday planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Ljubljana is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in August since evenings lows in Ljubljana dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bovec.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
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Bovec — 2 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 14th (Mon), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Zelenci Nature Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, then make a trip to Krampež Waterfall, and finally appreciate the views at Soča Valley.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bovec trip builder.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Bovec in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. In August in Bovec, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Portorož.
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Portorož — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): kick back and relax at Portorož Beach, kick back and relax at Strunjan Nature Reserve, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then view the masterpieces at Duka Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Zusterna Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): admire the striking features of Taverna Koper, explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, and then kick back and relax at Svetilnik Beach.

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Drive from Bovec to Portorož in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bovec in August; daily highs in Portorož reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can 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.