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.
Get in touch with nature at Parasailing & Paragliding and Postojna Cave. Get some historical perspective at Ljubljana Castle and Bled Island. Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje), Predjama Castle (in Postojna) and Bled (Bled Castle, Mala Osojnica, &more). There's still lots to do: visit Ljubljana Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, stroll around Tivoli Park, and take in the views from Triple Bridge.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip maker.

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. In July, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive 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 4th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Friary. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Škocjan Caves, stroll through Svetilnik Beach, and then kick back and relax at Zusterna Beach.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Piran trip planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Piran by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Piran, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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 6th (Sat), 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. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Virje Waterfall, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bovec day trip website.

You can drive from Piran to Bovec in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Piran in August, with highs in Bovec at 28°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car 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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