8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 5 nights
Shuttle
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Maribor
— 1 night
Drive
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Koper
— 1 night
Drive

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Ljubljana

— 5 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Do your shopping at Galerija Mikame and Ljubljana Central Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Bled (St. Martin's Parish Church & Bled Castle), Kranj (Layer House & Gorenjska Museum) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Vipava). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, walk around Tivoli Park, and stop by Metelkova.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana day trip app.

Rome, Italy to Ljubljana is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or fly. In December, Ljubljana is slightly colder than Rome - with highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Europark Maribor, look for gifts at Vino Valdhuber, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Perfect Body.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Maribor using our trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Maribor are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Maribor

Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

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Koper

— 1 night
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
On the 30th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at Fish Spa Piran and then look for gifts at Lisjak - Premium extra virgin olive oil from Slovenian Istria.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Koper road trip site.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Koper takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Maribor in December, expect Koper to be a bit warmer, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Koper

Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.