8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ljubljana
1
Ljubljana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Koper
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Kobarid
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Kranjska Gora
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Maribor
— 1 night
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
End: Ljubljana

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nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Take a break from the city and head to Mala Osojnica and Straza Bled. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beer Tastings & Tours and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Celje Castle (in Celje), Prešeren's Monument (in Kranj) and Spas (in Podčetrtek). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Union Experience, take in panoramic vistas at Skyscraper (Neboticnik), ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, and make a trip to Mestni Trg.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip itinerary website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Ljubljana. In January, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Koper.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Bled, Kranj, Celje Castle, Spas
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Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica
Straza Bled ©
Straza Bled
Beer Tastings & Tours

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Koper

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Portoroz Beach, then kick back and relax at Strunjan Nature Reserve, and finally don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Koper trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Koper takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in January; daily highs in Koper reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kobarid.

Things to do in Koper

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Piran, Strunjan Nature Reserve, Portoroz Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Portoroz Beach ©
Portoroz Beach
Strunjan Nature Reserve ©
Strunjan Nature Reserve

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night
Kobarid

Kobarid ©
At the very heart of picturesque Soca Valley, Kobarid delivers some of the most stunning views of Slovenia's highest peaks, as well as a chance to enjoy some exciting alpine rivers.
On the 21st (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall, then see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, then appreciate the views at Soča Valley, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kobarid tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Koper to Kobarid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Koper in January: high temperatures in Kobarid hover around 2°C and lows are around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Kobarid

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tolmin Gorge, Soča Valley
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Soča Valley ©
Soča Valley
Kozjak Waterfall ©
Kozjak Waterfall
Tolmin Gorge ©
Tolmin Gorge

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Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora ©
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
On the 22nd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, identify plant and animal life at Zelenci Nature Reserve, and then hit the slopes at Planica Nordic Centre. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jasna, appreciate the views at Zgornjesavska Valley, then stroll through Intersport Bernik, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Kekec, and finally don't miss a visit to Ajdovska Deklica.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kranjska Gora trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kobarid to Kranjska Gora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kranjska Gora can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Vršič Pass ©
Vršič Pass
Lake Jasna ©
Lake Jasna
Zgornjesavska Valley ©
Zgornjesavska Valley

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Maribor

Maribor ©
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Piramida (Pyramid Hill), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maribor Cathedral, then stroll through Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Maribor trip planner.

Drive from Kranjska Gora to Maribor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Maribor, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle back home.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks Winter Sports Historic Sites
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Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort ©
Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort
Piramida (Pyramid Hill) ©
Piramida (Pyramid Hill)
Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor

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