8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Maribor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nova Gorica
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled
— 2 nights
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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.
Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Logar Valley Landscape Park (in Solčava) and Postojna (Guštarna, Postojna Cave, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, stroll around Tivoli Park, take in the views from Triple Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip planner.

Florence, Italy to Ljubljana is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Florence in August, things will get little chillier in Ljubljana: highs are around 31°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Maribor

— 2 nights
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 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Ptuj Castle, pause for some photo ops at Plague Column, and then see the interesting displays at Old Vine House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, then explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle, and then explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Maribor vacation planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Nova Gorica

— 1 night
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nova Gorica trip app.

You can drive from Maribor to Nova Gorica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Maribor in August, Nova Gorica is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. You'll set off for Bled on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
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Bled

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Bohinjsko Jezero (Ukanc Military Cemetery, Savica Waterfall, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Vintgar Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bled Island, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and fly down the slopes at Straža Bled.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bled trip planning app.

You can drive from Nova Gorica to Bled in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nova Gorica in August, with highs in Bled at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

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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.