8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Maribor
— 1 night
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Ptuj
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
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Bovec
— 3 nights
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Bled
— 1 night
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Maribor — 1 night

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 30th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at Perfect Body.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Maribor trip maker.

Budapest, Hungary to Maribor is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In December in Maribor, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ptuj.
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Spas · Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
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Ptuj

A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Prešernova Street.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ptuj driving holiday planner.

Getting from Maribor to Ptuj by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ptuj can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana — 2 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Ptuj to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bovec.
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Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums · Tours
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Bovec — 3 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Take a break from the city and head to Virje Waterfall and Planica Valley. Explore hidden gems such as ManiPediSpa Supernova and Solkan Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Bovec: Reservoir Dogs brewery (in Nova Gorica) and Scurek (in Dobrovo). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Mangart Saddle, make a trip to Fort Hermann, take in the history at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, and explore the activities along Source of the Soča River.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bovec road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Bovec takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. January in Bovec sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bled.
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Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife
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Bled — 1 night

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Zgornjesavska Valley, then look for all kinds of wild species at Zelenci Nature Reserve, then fly down the slopes at Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline, and finally make a trip to Ajdovska Deklica. On the next day, head outdoors with Great Emerald Adventure, savor the flavors at Wine Tasting Bled, and then stop by Treasures of Slovenia Bled.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bled trip maker tool.

Drive from Bovec to Bled in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Bled are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.
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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.
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