8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Ljubljana
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Piran
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Bovec
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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 Parasailing & Paragliding. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ljubljana Castle and Cathedral of St. Nicholas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Predjama Castle (in Postojna), Bled (Bled Castle, Mala Osojnica, &more) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, stroll around Tivoli Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip planning tool.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Ljubljana is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. August in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Piran.
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Piran — 2 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 3rd (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach, and finally gain insight at St. Anne's Friary. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Škocjan Caves, enjoy the sand and surf at Svetilnik Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zusterna Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Piran itinerary planning tool.

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 September, expect Piran to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bovec.
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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 5th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, and then identify plant and animal life at Planica Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Virje Waterfall, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bovec travel route planner.

Getting from Piran to Bovec by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Piran in September, with highs in Bovec at 21°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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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.
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